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

Giant Interactive Expands into the Public Sector

It’s said that public agencies, the government and non-profits are an entirely untapped market which many businesses overlook in their normal course of business. Having worked for a couple companies in my career which actively eschewed the public sector in business development because it was ‘too hard’, I’m pleased to note that this is an […]

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July 26, 2012

TV Seasons on Fast Forward

I couldn’t help but smile when I saw this headline in the WSJ this morning, Binge Viewing: TV’s Lost Weekends, because it put a name on a habit of which I’m guilty myself. The article describes how, with the power of DVRs and box sets at their command, viewers are increasingly sitting down and watching […]

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July 13, 2012

Curiosity About the Future of DVD Continues

I’ve had a number of conversations in the last several days wherein the client (or neighbor or family member) asks for my thoughts on the future of DVD. With all the talk about how Blu-ray is on the rise and how digital distribution is the solution of tomorrow, consumers and businesses are nevertheless interested in […]

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July 3, 2012

TV on Blu-ray? Why Not?

A recent question on posed an interesting question: Why Isn’t More TV Released on Blu-ray? We know a thing or two about producing whole seasons and expansive box sets of TV series here at Giant. Over our seven year history, we’ve had the privilege to work on numerous marquee titles such as The Sopranos, […]

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June 7, 2012

Looking to the Future of DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Distribution

One of our most valuable resources when it comes to keeping an eye on the evolving world of home entertainment media is the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart found on the Home Media Magazine website. For those unfamiliar, Home Media Magazine is, perhaps, the leading publication in the country reporting specifically on home entertainment. This […]

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May 31, 2012

The Bad News About Cheaper Discs

The the long-term viability and utility of DVD and Blu-ray Discs is an issue always in the back of our minds here at Giant Interactive. Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes hit the nail on the head in this recent item in Home Media Magazine, where he noted that disc-based entertainment will continue to be viable […]

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May 11, 2012

Will The Shift To Streaming Via Mobile Devices Help Sustain Physical Media?

The ‘connect anywhere’ capabilities of tablets and smartphones are enabling a revolution in how content is consumed and, in turn, changing how viewers interact with that content. Could these shifts in consumer behavior have the secondary effect of helping to sustain physical media? Increasingly, viewers are leaving the living room TV behind and using their […]

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April 24, 2012

Part 2: The Art, Craft and Business of Compelling DVD ‘Bonus’ with David Naylor

In part II of our interview with director/producer David Naylor, we continue to discuss his experience and unique perspective when it comes to producing ‘value-added’ material, primarily for DVD and Blu-ray. Question: You have a reputation for earning the trust of filmmakers and producers, including such household names as J.J. Abrams, Glenn Caron (Medium), Chris […]

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April 20, 2012

Part 1: A Conversation with David Naylor, Director/Producer, Giant’s Creative Content Group

We at Giant Interactive have known David for some time and so it’s no surprise that we’re familiar with his many talents. Director, producer, father, gentleman – David is the recipient of twenty-three Telly Awards and a Science Fiction Academy Award for his work creating ‘value-added material’ (VAM), aka ‘DVD bonus’, for titles ranging from […]

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April 18, 2012