(Above) Licensee Mattel sells 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' toys on its website.   Jurassic World was the number one growing license, driven by a coordinated product release schedule around  Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom May 20, 2019 | License popularity ebbs and flows in the ever-evolving entertainment industry. Here at NPD, we have more insight than ever to see the details of these license...

By Natalie Jarvey May 31, 2019 | With Pluto TV, an ad-supported platform that has attracted 16 million monthly users by mimicking the experience of channel surfing for cord-cutters, Viacom hopes to extract new dollars from old episodes of The Hills and All That. It's just one element of a prolonged turnaround strategy that includes a growing ad-targeting platform, plans for more digital video production...

By Lucas Shaw May 30, 2019 | Hollywood studios say they’re breaking up with Netflix. But the reality isn’t that simple. Two years ago, Walt Disney Co. parted ways with Netflix Inc. in a public declaration of war. The owner of Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar movies would stop licensing films to the world’s most popular paid online TV network. Instead, Disney planned to keep...

By Sahil Patel May 29, 2019 | Driven by Netflix, TV production is a seller’s market right now. It’s leading some legacy TV companies to increasingly make movies and TV shows for their rivals. The key challenge for these companies is in weighing the benefit of short-term revenue gains versus building products that create a long-term direct relationship with customers. Read more...

It was difficult for algorithms to predict the sucess of game-to-movie adaptation 'Warcraft' in 2016. The film flopped in the U.S. but was a big hit in China.   By James Vincent May 28, 2019 | Actors and directors are forever glancing off projects that never get made or that get made by someone else, and fans are left wondering what might have been. For...

By Stephen McBride May 21, 2019 | Netflix changed how we watch TV, but it didn’t really change what we watch… Netflix has achieved its incredible growth by taking distribution away from cable companies. Instead of watching The Office on cable, people now watch The Office on Netflix. This edge isn’t sustainable. In a world where you can watch practically anything whenever you want, dominance in distribution is very fragile. Read more on Forbes. Related Articles: Disney+...

By Gregg Tarr May 22, 2019 | Now under control of Disney, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment this week played Switzerland in its handling of the dynamic metadata HDR profile competition by announcing the upcoming release of the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of Fox’s CGI animated sci-fi title Alita: Battle Angel (above). With the release of the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray...

By Dade Hayes May 20, 2019 | After a period of years when Netflix, Hulu and Amazon reigned virtually unchallenged as subscription streaming’s Big Three, the landscape is getting more crowded than the last act of Avengers: Endgame. This complex, multi-front battle qualifies as perhaps the disruption of the 21st Century (with apologies to President Trump). It has implications for everyone in the entertainment business for a number of reasons—changing...

CONTACT: Bekah Sturm 424-248-3814 Bekah@degonline.org New benefits, activities and events added for members at all levels and in all sectors of digital media LOS ANGELES (May 20, 2019) – DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group today announced it has created an Advisory Board of senior executives for its Canon Club, which since its inception has been a place where women at all levels and in all...

By Ashley Rodriguez May 15, 2019 | The series 'Friends' captures a very different US audience on the streaming-video service than it does on cable channels like Nick At Nite, TBS, and Paramount Network, Nielsen found. Fans of the show on Netflix tend to be young, and some may be discovering 1990s sitcom for the first time. Read more on Business Insider. Related...