Three Trends Which Will Remake Entertainment

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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March 13, 2015

#TVe Was ON at the 2015 Media Summit New York

How does one encapsulate the entirety of the 2015 Media Summit NY…the stuff of multiple panels featuring some of the most impressive leaders of web, TV, VOD and technology, each offering their experience and expertise on the present and future of media and entertainment? With a tweet, of course. The assembled executives from every possible […]

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March 10, 2015

Streaming Video Will Transform Home Entertainment. Are You Ready?

There’s no doubt about it. Streaming video will transform the way that Americans…nay, the world…will consume video content. And we won’t have long to wait for the transformation (ahem…revolution) to occur (remember pace & degree?). Even the biggest media companies are getting into the game so that they don’t miss out the audience (and revenue […]

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February 5, 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

Have tablets taken over the living room?

It’s an interesting conceit: Have tablets taken over the living room and become the first screen while traditional large screens have become ‘companion devices’? It’s not such a strange idea. With my small focus group here at home, I’ve noticed that the living room TV is getting much less of a workout that it did […]

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December 17, 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

Studios Skip ‘bonus’ At Their Own Peril!

Are ‘bonus’ features required or optional for a killer DVD or Blu-ray Disc release? Will they eventually disappear from discs entirely? For me, the answer is simple. ‘Bonus’ is what makes a disc release special. I’m always a little frustrated, as are others, by the rental ‘special’ versions which don’t have any ‘bonus’ at all […]

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November 21, 2013

Have Tablets Become the First Screen?

It’s an interesting conceit: Have tablets taken over the living room and become the first screen while traditional large screens have become ‘companion devices’? It’s not such a strange idea. With my small focus group here at home, I’ve noticed that the living room TV is getting much less of a workout that it did […]

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November 19, 2013