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June 17, 2020 | Investment analysts Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson of MoffettNathanson in a new research note explain why their current forecast paints a deflationary picture in video consumer spending going forward from the COVID-19 pandemic, and what that could mean for sectors including theatrical releases, transactional home entertainment and subscription streaming.The analysts write: While the ultimate economic impact from COVID-19...

Catch the full replay of Paramount Futurist Ted Schilowitz's June 9 presentation here. In this hour curated by DEG’s Digital Finance and Accounting Committee, Paramount Pictures Futurist in Residence Ted Schilowitz will discuss adopting new technology and new approaches to entertainment in response to our difficult and extraordinarily serious pandemic circumstances....

[caption id="attachment_224189" align="alignleft" width="295"] Zepp (l.), Wang[/caption] May 21, 2020 |  Google's Jonathan Zepp, M&E Global Partnerships, Google Platforms & Ecosystems, and David Wang, Product, Google Search, opened the morning's discussion on consumer connection with digital entertainment from the perspective of what Google knows best. Wang shared insights on how--and how much--consumers worldwide have searched for entertainment since the start of the...

April 30, 2020 | Sergei Kuharsky, EVP Franchise & Digital Enterprise , BBC Studios – Americas and a Board Director for DEG, opened DEG's Innovation in the Cloud Expo by sharing his perspective on the importance of the cloud to entertainment production and distribution. Cloud levels the playing field for companies of different sizes, it enables cost efficiency and it...

April 16, 2020 | Jim Wuthrich, president of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Games, led off DEG's first Expo virtual conference by telling attendees that home entertainment transactional spending took a dramatic growth turn as people began to shelter at home in response to the coronavirus pandemic. [caption id="attachment_5302" align="alignleft" width="150"] Wuthrich[/caption] “Leading up to that period, home entertainment spending overall from...

March 23, 2020 | “We are running into the global arena faster than anybody,” Jeff Hirsch, Starz COO declared at a June 2019 conference. He was referring to the fact that the Starz digital platform will soon serve over 50 territories throughout the world. Starz is not alone in focusing on global growth; Roku reported, in its recent fourth quarter earnings...

Adapting to this rapidly changing environment requires the ability to quickly understand why viewers are engaging in content, beyond just traditional viewership metrics, and to interpret and adjust to those patterns in real-time. March 20, 2020 | The impact of the coronavirus has spread to every state and continent around the world (Antarctica is the only region spared thus far). Outbreaks are...

The chart above shows the correlation between P2P and legal viewing for recent top titles. [caption id="attachment_223551" align="alignright" width="150"] Tobias Queisser Cinelytic[/caption] February 10, 2020 | As competition for streaming viewers grows with the launch of new services from the major media companies, the entire industry is focused on what content consumers most want from these services.  While box office data is readily...

February 1, 2020, London: The Digital Entertainment Group Europe (DEGE) has today announced that it will be known as the Digital Entertainment Group International (DEGI) with immediate effect. The move reflects the home entertainment trade body’s increasingly global outlook as it drives regional transactional activity while also meeting the evolution and opportunity presented by subscription streaming and global direct to...