Giant Interactive Introduces “Streaming Plus”, A Global Distribution Service Exclusively for Films Heading to Streaming Platforms; Launching with Drake Doremus’ Film NEWNESS, November 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GIANT INTERACTIVE INTRODUCES “STREAMING PLUS,” A GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION SERVICE EXCLUSIVELY FOR FILMS HEADING TO STREAMING PLATFORMS LAUNCHING WITH DRAKE DOREMUS FILM “NEWNESS” NOVEMBER 2017 New York, NY – September 8, 2017 – Digital distributor Giant Interactive is excited to announce “Streaming Plus,” a new worldwide distribution service that provides additional digital distribution […]

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September 11, 2017

Mobile Is the Next rEvolution in Video

While 2016 was a year of surprises, both welcome and unwelcome, 2017 promises to hit some new milestones of questionable merit as well. Evidence? Sony recently announced new details about their movie about emoji. Yes, there’ll be a movie about emoji. Really. (Disclaimer: Perhaps you shouldn’t trust me with cultural judgments such as this; I thought Robin Williams’ […]

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January 10, 2017

You’ll Be Hearing More About OTT…Much More

If you follow the news about the evolution of home entertainment technology and consumer behavior, like we do, you can’t miss the numerous prognostications about the the future of streaming media, the rise of OTT, the increasing rate of “cord-cutting” and the personalization and app-ificiation (if there is such a word) of content delivery. Just […]

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September 1, 2016

The Future Is Streaming In Your Home

If there was any doubt that streaming media was the next step in the evolution of home entertainment, that uncertainty should be completely dispelled by now. Streaming is no longer the purview of first-adopters, or even early adopters — it’s mainstream AND Main Street. The statistics about household/market penetration are compelling and recently passed what […]

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March 21, 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

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

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

Top 3 Media Trends You Should Be Tracking

I had a history professor back in my collegiate days who encouraged the class, every time his lecture included the word “change”, to respond with an immediate question”: “Pace and degree?” The idea was that change, throughout history, is a constant, but the pace of that change, and the degree of that change, can make […]

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August 10, 2015