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BY DADE HAYES January 08, 2019 | Overall home entertainment spending by U.S. consumers climbed 11.5% in 2018 to a record $23.3 billion, according to the Digital Entertainment Group, an industry consortium. Announcing the preliminary annual figures during CES, the DEG noted an especially strong fourth quarter, when spending increased 13% to $6.3 billion. With physical sales and rentals of DVD and Blu-ray discs...

CONTACT: Marcy Magiera Marcy@degonline.org     New subset group will support Direct-to-Consumer media in creating a robust marketplace to lead the new era of content consumption    LAS VEGAS (January 8, 2019): DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group is pleased to pioneer a new direction in media industry advocacy with the formation of the DTC Alliance as a subset of DEG membership.   Every major media company and TV network will launch a Direct-to-Consumer (DTC)streaming service in the next five years representing a...

Above | DEG's Amy Jo Smith with Ron Geller of Dolby.   Contact: Bekah Sturm Bekah@degonline.org Leadership chooses Dolby Vision as new Emiel N. Petrone Innovation  in Entertainment Technology Award winner  LAS VEGAS (Jan. 8, 2019) – DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group will use its annual reception at CES here on January 8 to showcase its Achievement Awards honoring the best 4K UHD hardware and software products released during calendar 2018. Dolby Vision will also be honored by DEG leadership with the DEG Emiel N. Petrone Innovation in Entertainment Technology Award.   DEG: Emiel N. Petrone Innovation in Entertainment...

Media Contact Information: Andrews-Keenan – 312-206-2821 or PKeenan1@comcast.net Jamie Grande - 847.716.7000 or jamie.grande@mediafinance.org Media Financial Management Association and DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group team up to offer Entertainment Finance Conference   First-ever joint event for digital media industry scheduled for February 21 in Los Angeles (Northfield, IL and Los Angeles, CA) - January 7, 2019 – The Media Financial Management Association (MFM) and Digital Entertainment...

DEG, EMA and MovieLabs Release Updated Specifications for Use by Studios, Retailers and Service Providers Los Angeles, December 13, 2018 -- DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) and Motion Pictures Laboratories, Inc. (MovieLabs), together with member studios, retailers, and service providers, have approved and released four updated supply chain specifications for digital distribution of film and...

BY STEPHANIE PRANGE November 6, 2018 | Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Christopher Nolan was presented with the first-ever DEG “Vanguard” award at the 4K UHD Summit Nov. 6 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The event was produced by DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group and the UHD Alliance. Presenting the award to Nolan was Ron Sanders, president, Worldwide Theatrical Distribution and president, Warner...

Carnegie Mellon University's Cassidy Pearsall accepts 2018 Emerging Leader Award LOS ANGELES (November 2, 2018) – DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group is pleased  to  announce the opening of the third year competition for two awards: the "Hedy Lamarr Award for Innovation in Entertainment Technology,” which recognizes female executives in the fields of entertainment and technology who have made a significant contribution...

Award will be presented during the 4K Ultra HD Summit on November 6, 2018 in Los Angeles   LOS ANGELES (September 20, 2018) – DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group will present its inaugural Vanguard Award to Academy Award®  nominated filmmaker Christopher Nolan, director of The Dark Knight Trilogy, Dunkirk, Interstellar, Inception and other modern cinema classics. The award presentation will take place during a...

Matt Strauss of Comcast Cable Elected as Chair and Sofia Chang of HBO as Vice Chair 20th Century Fox’s Mike Dunn Appointed Ex-Officio LOS ANGELES (September 12, 2018) – DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group today announced its incoming Board of Directors with commencement of its 22nd year as the home entertainment industry’s leading trade association. DEG’s voting member companies elected the new Board of...