On Super Tuesday, Vote Early, Vote Often (For the Home Media Magazine Nominees)*

As we do every year, we’re pleased to support our clients in the Home Media Magazine Awards, which recognize excellence in Blu-ray and DVD . Through April 15, film and TV fans and home entertainment enthusiasts can visit www.HomeMediaMagazine.com/awards-vote to select their favorite DVD and Blu-ray Disc titles of 2015, nominated by studios and distributors. […]

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March 1, 2016

Understanding OTT and the Future of Entertainment

What DOES “OTT” mean and why is it important? It’s a term often used in the home entertianment media recently. In short, it’s an acronym of “Over The Top” which describes video delivery which relies on internet-based streaming rather than an Over-The-Air broadcast or via a cable or satellite system. (Look: Wikipedia!) It’s a term […]

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February 4, 2016

Before Embarking On App Development, Consider These 7 Steps

App marketplace is booming and it seems that every organization, from media companies to sports leagues, non-profits to entrepreneurs, is thinking about making an app. Before you dive headlong into the process, let’s take a moment to organize and plan. As Ben Franklin would say, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” […]

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January 22, 2016

Will 2016 Be The Year of UHD Blu-ray?

It sure seems like it. 2015 ended with some serious momentum building behind this upgraded format. The latest home entertainment trend really began to pick up speed in Q4 2015 when Fox, Sony and Warner Brothers announced titles which would be available on UHD Blu-ray throughout 2016. While Fox is credited with being the first […]

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January 5, 2016

Happy Holidays from Giant Interactive

Happy Holidays From Giant Interactive Thanks for A Great Year As the Giant team closes out our tenth year, we once again extend a heart-felt THANK YOU to clients, friends, colleagues and competitors. Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season. 2016 is just around the corner – let’s make it the greatest year […]

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December 24, 2015

Giant Interactive Prepares for UHD Blu-ray, tvOS in 2016

Taking a Giant Step Into UHD 4K Blu-ray Expected to Prompt A Physical Media Resurgence Yes! Giant Interactive is pleased to announce that our authoring capability now includes the emerging Ultra HD Blu-ray format. The new format has four times as many pixels as current Blu-ray, as well as high dynamic range (HDR), and object-based […]

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December 10, 2015

Five Classic Holiday Films We’d Like To See On UHD Blu-ray

There’s a fair amount of optimism in the home entertainment industry that the films and TV shows on Ultra-High-Definition Blu-ray Disc will reenvigorate the physical media category. While this may not happen in time for the holiday buying season 2015, just a short eighteen days from wrapping up, it will definitely be in full swing […]

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December 7, 2015

Is UHD Blu-ray Poised To Reenvigorate Home Media?

The next step in physical media for home entertainment is coming to a store near you. In fact, it may already be there. 4K UHD TVs are already available, and UHD Blu-ray-capable media players will soon be debuting. Growing consumer interest will inevitably drive desire, initially by first adopters and ultimately by ordinary consumers, to […]

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November 20, 2015

Should YOU Undertake an OTT Initiative?

Say you’re a content owner. You (likely) license your content to the big services such as Netflix, Amazon and, increasingly, Hulu. But discoverability continues to be a challenge. Good content you may have, but attracting an audience when competing with hundreds or thousands of film and TV product from global distributors means that unless a […]

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October 12, 2015

Does the Future of TV Lie Beyond Cable?

Apple’s announcement last week of their upgraded TV platform was, perhaps, a bit of an anti-climatic surprise. With the broadcast and home entertainment industries both figuratively holding their breath about a possible Apple TV service and channel bundle, this incremental improvement on the existing Apple TV box was important, but not the show for which […]

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September 14, 2015