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Chart Source: NPD Connected Intelligence, TV Ownership Trends Report   4K ULTRA HD Is Shortening Consumers' TV Replacement Cycle December 3, 2018 | Consumers are increasingly migrating to the biggest and best when buying a new TV, especially when it’s for the primary viewing room – the living room. It all comes down to the factors that drive the decision to replace an existing...

Falling device prices, wider availability of phyiscal and digital content pushes 4K UHD adoption solidly into 'early majority'   By Marcy Magiera | Editor, DEG Long before the Thanksgiving turkeys are hauled home, its seems Americans' minds turn to holiday shopping. For weeks, winter holiday decorations have been popping up in malls and headlines have been written about retailers' plans surrounding Black Friday...

Photo: Charlie Chang   "It’s fantastic for the filmmaker to have a physical media that eliminates the variabilities, the compression and so forth. That’s sort of the gold standard that streaming is going to have to reach." Warner Bros.' Ron Sanders on November 6 presented Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Christopher Nolan with the inaugural DEG Vanguard Award during the 4K Ultra HD Summit at...

A Look at What Motivates Consumers to Spend Money on Video Content September 5, 2018 | While broadcast television and the internet offer a wealth of free-to-watch movies, shows and video clips, U.S. consumers aren’t ready to settle if they don’t find something they’re truly interested in. And that means they’re freely opening their wallets for streaming and downloadable content, to subscribe...

THREE PREDICTIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF CONTENT PAYMENTS August 13, 2018 | For five years, I’ve been a sort of “honeybee” in the world of payments for content owners and rights holders in television, film, video games, sports and elsewhere. It’s been fun and illuminating to flit from company to company to work on payment terms and related issues with more...

Early Adopters Customize IoT to Suit their Needs August 6, 2018 | Technology is playing a crucial role in how consumers are evolving. As technology advances, consumers are continuing to change how they integrate and adopt the resulting advancements. Staying relevant requires being informed and responsive to consumers' behavior, preferences, expectations and aspirations. [caption id="attachment_5042" align="alignleft" width="200"] Vicki Lins | CTAM[/caption] With that in...

  July 30, 2018 |  Change is inevitable, and nowhere is that more so than in video games, where transformation can happen in the blink of an eye, thanks to the velocity inherent in digital media. For the ninth year in a row, Nielsen has conducted extensive research into how Americans feel about—and consume—gaming. According to the 2018 Nielsen Games 360 Report, the...

    July 23, 2018 | comScore's new State of OTT report paints a picture of OTT Streaming as a longtail situation, with a few high-reach apps and many low-reach services.  Of the roughly 70 OTT services tracked by comScore, more than 1/3 reach less than 1% of OTT Streaming Households – in absolute numbers, fewer than 600K households using the service....

Scott Lenet of Touchdown Ventures moderated an investor panel for the DEG's NextUP: Alternate Realities in Los Angeles last month. July 11, 2018 | The story of VC investor interest in the virtual reality market is pretty straightforward. While the underlying technology has been around for quite some time, in 2014 Facebook bought Oculus for $2 billion, and suddenly VCs and entrepreneurs began paying serious...

By Eric Doctorow, Founder & CEO, Random Media Guest Commentary May 8, 2018 |  More than 40 years after the home video business was launched, distribution is becoming more and more centered around digital distribution. This is a good thing and a not-so-good-thing. And it all has to do with the problem of “search” vs. “discovery”. Think about it this way: Search is people looking for content, and discovery...