How Much Are Viewers Engaging the 2nd Screen?

How much are viewers engaging in the 2nd screen? And when they do, are they engaging in activity which is related to the first screen or is it tangential or entirely unrelated to it? It’s a pretty serious question to which networks and advertisers would love to know the answer. Steve Smith, editor/writer of MoBlog, […]

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June 25, 2013

A Report Back from the Digital Front Lines

A week ago, Giant Interactive participated as a co-sponsor (with OVGuide) in the Entertainment Merchants Association‘s June Digital Salon. The topic of the evening: How do content providers attract consumers ‘where they are, when they are’ in a marketplace which is filled with numerous digital offerings and seems to be adding more choices every day? […]

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June 18, 2013

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

The Difference Between 18B and 50B is Not 32B, But 18

18 months, that is. For those readers who have been following the mobile and tablet industry news over the last 24 hours, you already know the significance of the number 50B. That’s the official tally of apps which have been downloaded from the Apple App Store since its opening five years ago. Just 18 months […]

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May 23, 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

Consumers Still Love Blu-ray & DVD!

With the all the news about expanding VOD solutions and new VOD platforms debuting, seemingly every day, it would be easy to think that Blu-ray and DVD as viable distribution channels for home entertainment were withering, soon to be consigned to the scrapheap of history along with buggy whips, corsets and spats. And yet, this […]

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January 16, 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