Digital TV News: Digital Entertainment Group

DEG creates Direct-to-Consumer advocacy alliance
Jan 8, 2019 – DEG has announced a new direction in media industry advocacy with the formation of the DTC Alliance as a subset of DEG membership. The alliance has established six committees to set objectives and agendas.
News categories: Digital Entertainment Group, Amy Jo Smith, Big Data, CES2019, Content Distribution, Digital TV, OTT, USA, Worldwide

Updated specifications for digital distribution of film and TV released
Dec 13, 2018 – DEG, the Entertainment Merchants Association and MovieLabs, with member studios, retailers, and service providers, have approved and released four updated supply chain specifications for digital distribution of film and TV.
News categories: MovieLabs, Entertainment Merchants Association, Digital Entertainment Group, Craig Seidel, Eric Hanson, John Powers, Big Data, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Worldwide

U.S. home entertainment spending up 5% in 2017
Jan 9, 2018 – DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group has released its Year-End 2017 Home Entertainment Report. Home entertainment spending reached $20.5 billion as consumers again showed they want access to films and TV shows at home and on the go.
News categories: Digital Entertainment Group, Digital TV, DVD, Market Research, OTT, USA

WebTVAsia deploys Verimatrix for its VOD service
Sep 15, 2017 – Verimatrix has announced that Malaysia-based digital entertainment group WebTVAsia has deployed the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for Internet TV as the underlying framework for its video-on-demand (VOD) service.
News categories: Verimatrix, WebTVAsia, Steve Oetegenn, Fred Chong, Asia, Content Protection, Digital TV, IBCShow, Malaysia, OTT

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DEG releases First Quarter 2017 Home Entertainment Report
May 4, 2017 – U.S. consumer spending on home entertainment was up slightly for the first quarter of 2017, reaching $4.7 billion. Home entertainment results outperformed relative to box office, which was off 11% versus the same period in the prior year.
News categories: Digital Entertainment Group, Digital TV, DVD, Market Research, OTT, Smart TV, USA

U.S. home entertainment spending up 3.8% YoY in 3Q 2016
Nov 3, 2016 – DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group has released its Third Quarter 2016 Home Entertainment Report. U.S. consumer spending on home entertainment products rose 3.8% in the third quarter versus the previous year.
News categories: Digital Entertainment Group, Blu-ray, Digital TV, Market Research, OTT, Smart TV, USA

comScore partners with DEG for digital industry reporting
Sep 22, 2016 – comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR) has announced a partnership with The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) for comScore's Digital Download Essentials Industry (DDEi) service in North America. DDEi provides data on movie and TV content accessed by the consumer via the internet.
News categories: Digital Entertainment Group, comScore, Amy Jo Smith, Advertising, Digital TV, Market Research, North America, OTT, Set Top Box

1.4 million 4K Ultra HD TVs sold in U.S. in 2Q 2016
Aug 4, 2016 – According to The Digital Entertainment Group, U.S. consumer spending on home entertainment products was strong for the second quarter of 2016. Boding well for the home entertainment industry was the continuing shift by consumers to 4K Ultra HD TVs.
News categories: Digital Entertainment Group, Blu-ray, Digital TV, Market Research, OTT, Smart TV, USA

U.S. 4K Ultra HD TV sales exceed 1.5 million units in Q1
Apr 29, 2016 – According to DEG, U.S. consumers have purchased more than seven million 4K UHD TVs to date in the brief period since the product came to market, sparking strong demand for content.
News categories: The Digital Entertainment Group, Blu-ray, Digital TV, Market Research, OTT, Smart TV, USA