Digital Purchase Tag

By Dade Hayes May 6, 2020 | Stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19 drove digital home entertainment sales to an all-time record level in March, according to the Digital Entertainment Group, a trade consortium. Total spending on digital transactions, including electronic sell-through and video on demand, reached $596 million, up 48% over March 2019. Theatrical films rose 57% in EST and 67% on VOD during the month. Read more...

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...

By Stephanie Prange March 20, 2020 | As consumers around the world stay home during the coronavirus crisis, The Digital Entertainment Group: Nordic Committee (DEGN) March 23 is launching “Mega Movie Week,” a cross-category campaign to drive consumer engagement with the digital transactional market. During “Mega Movie Week” DEGN members, including NBCUniversal, Nordisk Film, SF Studios, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Warner Bros....

Above: The holiday shopping period is traditionally a prime time for studios to promote souped-up movies and TV shows for purchase, and this year is no exception: Warner Bros., for example, recently released what it billed as the “ultimate makeover” of “Wizard of Oz” on Ultra HD Blu-ray with 4K resolution. By Todd Longwell December 2, 2019 | Now that the streaming apocalypse is fully...

[Above] Warner Bros.' 'The Big Bang Theory' is an example of a catalog TV title that's popular for digital collection as well as streaming. By Marcy Magiera, DEG Editor November 15, 2019 | A thriving consumer market for digital purchases of TV titles can coexist with the rapidly growing streaming business, according to market data gathered and analyzed by Warner Bros. Home...

June 4, 2019 | LOS ANGELES -- NBA great and TV personality John Salley recommends Father's Day gifts, including 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players and movies, and digital movie purchases, during a nationwide satellite media tour from Los Angeles this morning. DEG coordinated the promotion, with the support of the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), Paramount Home Entertainment, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Warner Bros....

By Stephanie Prange December 4, 2018 | In the kaleidoscope of business models and formats that make up the home entertainment business, there are some brighter lights. To those not familiar with the home entertainment business, 4K UHD with HDR and EST may be alphabet soup, but they are the industry stars for those in the know. EST, or electronic sell-through, is the industry term for digital purchases...

By Todd Spangler November 9, 2018 | One year after its debut, Movies Anywhere, the free-to-download app and service for digital movies owned and run by Disney in partnership with four other studios, has garnered nearly 6 million users who have added more than 150 million purchased movies to their collections. All told, MA users have streamed more than 1 billion minutes of over 35 million movies, across...