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

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

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

More Streaming, More OTT Are In Your Future, As Viewer or Distributor

Without question, audiences are increasingly turning to streaming options when it comes to video-based entertainment. More than a few studies have been reported, recently, which deliver supporting data: Study: Connected TV Owners Streaming More Video Than A Year Ago — From a study reported at StreamDaily.com: 19% of adults over 18 are watching less traditional TV, […]

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April 29, 2015