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

Press Release: Giant Interactive Streamlines iTunes Extras® Process with Proprietary Tools

New York, Sep 9, 2016: Demonstrating the synergies of its recent acquisition of interactive innovator Jargon Technologies, Giant Interactive recently announced the debut of a suite of iTunes Extras® production tools which streamline the development process of the digital bonus package offered within the iTunes Store®, as well as reduce errors and facilitate expedited client […]

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September 8, 2016

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

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

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