UHD Blu-ray Capabilities Require Workflow Adjustments

While much or recent press has focused on the rapid growth in OTT, streaming media and digital entertainment, industry watchers shouldn’t overlook that there are some exciting, new things cooking over in physical home entertainment. UHD Blu-ray, the new ultra high definition physical format experienced some strong sales and vibrant sales growth during the 2016 holiday shopping […]

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January 24, 2017

DEG Numbers Report Good News for Home Entertainment

The Digital Entertainment Group’s very positive YOY Q2 numbers were reported in a number of publications, including Variety and Home Media Magazine. Consumers reversed the seemingly inexorable trend downward by showing a renewed interest in Blu-ray, DVD, EST and VOD, which is welcome news for everyone — studio executives, VOD platforms and digital studios (like […]

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August 5, 2016

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

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

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

It LIVES! 7 Reasons Physical Media Beats VOD

While the transformation of the home entertainment industry from packaged media (Blu-ray & DVD) to a more complex mix of SVOD, DTO and disc, research shows that consumers are still acquiring physical media. As reported by Home Media Magazine, “Despite the growth in connected hardware and increase in electronic sellthrough, transactional VOD and streaming options, more […]

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August 18, 2015

2015 Home Media Magazine Awards Ballot — Vote Early & Often

Each year we look forward to seeing the ballot for the Home Media Magazine Awards. It’s exciting to see the projects on which we’ve collaborated with our clients receive recognition from our industry peers. 2015 is no different. Several of our productions appear in the list of nominations: Best Documentary : Act of Killing (Cinedigm) Best Indie : Escape […]

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March 18, 2015

If the Majority of Americans Still Own VCRs, What’s Is Future of Disc and Digital?

As 2014 begins and the home entertainment and media world continues to evolve, it’s interesting to note exactly where we, as an industry, have been and take a peek ahead to where we’re likely headed. Our roadmap? A December, 2013 Gallup poll which NBCnews.com published for a story about potential 4K TVs. (Forget 4K TVs: […]

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January 9, 2014

A Giant Year in Discs

For those outside the media business, may seem difficult to believe that the things we do at Giant are, in fact, work. Who wouldn’t like to watch movies and TV all day long and get paid for it? In actuality, only the QC teams watch film and TV all day long (hat tip to the […]

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December 30, 2013

Fear Not, Viewers — DVD Ain’t Going Anywhere!

Anyone who has been following the evolution of the home entertainment market is aware that Blu-ray and digital are both trending up, while DVD is heading down. The Digital Entertainment Group, the home entertainment industry’s leading advocacy group, delivers the details. Consumer spending in the home entertainment sector rose 1.43% with both Blu-ray, which saw […]

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December 10, 2013