DEG: 25 Years of Digital Leadership [Media Play News]

DEG: 25 Years of Digital Leadership [Media Play News]

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By Thomas K. Arnold

April 19, 2022 | Charged with drumming up industry support as well as consumer awareness, the DVD Video Group played a key role in DVD becoming the fastest-growing product in consumer electronics history. Since then, the group, which adopted its current name in 2003, has consistently worked to enhance and promote home entertainment as it evolved from DVD into Blu-ray Disc and digital distribution, including streaming.

Since then, the group, which adopted its current name in 2003, has consistently worked to enhance and promote home entertainment as it evolved from DVD into Blu-ray Disc and digital distribution, including streaming. Bob Chapek, CEO of The Walt Disney Co., led the group as president and then chair from 2002 to 2009. He worked closely with Smith, now president and CEO, to refocus the group with a broader mission that he said at the time “reflects our organization’s forward-looking commitment to explore new issues and opportunities that relate to emerging technologies on the horizon.”

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