The Model of a Modern Major Network

I was a little frustrated when I discovered that Hulu only had season 4 of Parks & Recreation. Though I’m a little late to the party for this smart comedy, I had dreams of binge-viewing the entire run…and now those hopes were dashed. Thinking that I’d have to start at Season 1 on disc, I […]

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June 4, 2013

Home Entertainment Media: Where Do We Go From Here?

Welcome back! Glad to have you visiting again. We went silent there for a couple months while Giant Interactive went through a growth spurt, but now we’re settling into a steady rhythm and ready to pick up where we left off. But where, indeed, did we leave off? These are proving to be interesting times. […]

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May 15, 2013

Renderyard Film Network App Debuts!

Our lastest app to go live. Giant Interactive’s most recent app project applies our experience and expertise in video and mobile technology and takes it international! Created for Renderyard Film Network, this short film festival delivers the best in short subjects to an international audience. Check it out here. From the iTunes Description: Renderyard is […]

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January 25, 2013

How Precarious Is Netflix’s Lead in VOD?

Netflix has been the lightning rod of the VOD revolution for a long time, whether for good or ill. As a subscriber since 2000, I’ve followed the company’s evolution from DVD distributor to VOD leader and for this entire period, Netflix has had the privilege of being the name mentioned first and most often when […]

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January 22, 2013

Connected Blu-ray Continues To Grow

2012 turned in another milestone for Blu-ray’s ‘connected’ technology. Via Home Media Magazine, the number of connected players in use hit another high water mark. Blu-ray Disc players aren’t just for watching high-definition content, as 12.9 million devices are also connected to the Internet, according to new data from The NPD Group. For studios and […]

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January 4, 2013

Pondering the Future of Home Entertainment

Those of us in who are part of the supply chain for the home entertainment industry always have a weather eye turned toward both ends of the chain because trends and realignments at either end bring change for those of use delivering services and technology in between. At the beginning of that chain lies the […]

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October 29, 2012

The Tech That Ate Hollywood: VOD On The Rise

Despite the promising disc sales numbers recently reported (and discussed here), the VOD marketplace segment shows no sign of halting its growth lessening its assumption of an increasing share of the home entertainment ecosystem. For studios and major distributors, this has a direct effect on the bottom line, with fewer discs being sold and/or rented […]

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September 18, 2012

Top 10 Reasons Why DVD Has Legs

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 latest data from 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 […]

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August 3, 2012