Top Ten Reasons DVD Will Be With Us for a LLOOOONNNNGGG Time

From where we sit, with clients both big and small continuing to bring us DVD projects, DVD still has legs. We expect that DVD will be around for a third and even a fourth decade. Why? Top Ten Reasons DVD Remains Relevant (in no particular order) 1. Consumer Cost. Even with retail Blu-ray Discs prices […]

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September 5, 2013

Tablets Continue to Gain Momentum in Education

The news about tablet technology and education continues to be overwhelmingly postive. Why just today, one of our favorite sources of tablet-centric news, Tab Times, published an article, Tablets increasingly a hit for doing homework, which offers some pretty interesting statistics about how students are using tablets outside the classroom. I need look no further […]

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August 29, 2013

Time-Warner and CBS Lead the Charge…in the Wrong Direction

It seems counterintuitive that Time-Warner cable and CBS haven’t made peace and returned the cable universe and America’s primetime viewing back to normal. It’s the last thing you’d think that a cable company would want to do: Give viewers the glimmer of what entertainment delights are available elsewhere. Worried talk of ‘cord cutters’, those viewers […]

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August 21, 2013

Even While VOD Expands, Discs Hang Tough

Home entertainment continues to undergo a tremendous realignment from physical media to digital, virtual forms. Yet for all the fanfare and attention which new streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and others have received, discs continue to service a key market segment. They’re not going the way of the buggy whip yet (if ever). “…DVDs […]

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August 7, 2013

Renderyard — A Tabby Award Finalist!

Wow! A Finalist in the Video category for the 2013 Tabby Awards! Congratulations, as well, to our fellow nominees at Hulu Plus and the History Channel (Bottle Rocket) for their nominations in this category. We’re honored to be in such august company. Indeed, the entire Giant team is pleased that our work on the Renderyard […]

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July 30, 2013

Renderyard Film Network’s App Named One of Three Finalists (Video) — Tabby Awards Press Release

The 60 best tablet apps worldwide are declared as Finalists at The Tabby Awards Independent judges selected them among over 150 iOS, Android and Windows 8 apps submitted from more than a dozen countries in this first tablet app competition. New York, July 25, 2013 — The Tabby Awards, the only competition for the best […]

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July 25, 2013

Considering and App? Then Consider These Development Tips

App marketplace is booming and it seems that every organization, from media companies to sports leagues, non-profits to entrepreneurs, is thinking about making an app. Before you dive headlong into the process, let’s take a moment to organize and plan. As Ben Franklin would say, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” […]

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July 17, 2013

Blog Reprint: Top 10 Reasons 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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July 12, 2013

Is Cord Cutting Real?

With the explosion of entertainment options available to the internet savvy in the last couple years, there’s been a great deal of discussion and a fair amount of reporting about a trend, including debate on whether it is imagined or real. Are internet-savvy households abandoning their cable/satellite providers, substituting over-the-air (OTA) TV reception and VOD […]

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July 10, 2013

Companion App, Second Screen App: What’s the Difference?

Companion app? Second screen app?Are they different? Are they the same? These two terms are seemingly used interchangeably. Tech blogs certainly treat them as equivalent and even industry veterans seem to regard them as synonymous. Yet I submit that there is a difference in meaning and while all companion apps are second screen apps, not […]

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July 2, 2013