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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...

By David Sims April 22, 2020 | The global economy is plummeting in response to the coronavirus. Whole industries are frozen, and businesses such as movie theaters are facing months of lost revenue. But at least one company is thriving in a time when people are being urged to stay home: Netflix. Yesterday, the streaming service announced a staggering rise in subscriptions during the first quarter of...

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...

WB's 'Contagion' is the industry's top catalog title this year. By Stephanie Prange April 16, 2020 | The growth in the home entertainment and games businesses have been “one of the few bright spots” in the COVID-19 pandemic, said Jim Wuthrich, president of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Games. He presented numbers from Warner research showing the growth in home entertainment spending after...

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...