By Lisa Johnston
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Los Angeles – Marc Finer, formerly DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group technical director, advances to the position of DEG senior director, the group said Thursday.
According to a DEG statement, the promotion reflects Finer’s expanding responsibilities in focusing on emerging platforms that provide consumers exciting new experiences in both home entertainment and consumer electronics.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Los Angeles – The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) said Thursday that it has added five new member companies from its ever-expanding circle of associated industries.
LAS VEGAS – The DEG: Digital Entertainment Group used its annual cocktail reception here Tuesday to honor 2013’s top contributors to the field of digital video entertainment, led by Target as the nation’s leading retailer.
Target was singled out for recognition for its efforts last year for in marketing and merchandising both playback devices and physical disc based movies and TV shows online and in stores and for launching from the ground up its own video streaming service, Target Ticket, said Amy Jo Smith, DEG president.
New York – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) announced today a new collaboration to help develop and promote Ultra HD televisions and compatible products as well as 4K content for the home entertainment industries.
The announcement came during the TWICE/CEA Ultra HD Conference today at CES Unveiled New York.
Los Angeles — A consortium of major Hollywood studios announced Wednesday the adoption of new terminology — Digital HD and Digital — to refer to digital versions of filmed entertainment and television content across all consumer communication.
The announcement was made by the DEG: Digital Entertainment Group, which said, “The new positioning enhances the value of digital home entertainment offerings and brings consistency to the way digital products are marketed to consumers.”
Los Angeles – Amy Jo Smith has been promoted to president of the digital entertainment industry promotion group the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), the now 17-year-old association revealed last week.
Smith’s new title reflects “increasing responsibilities as the industry accelerates its transition to emerging technologies that further enhance the consumer entertainment experience,” the DEG said in a statement.
Los Angeles — The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) reports that overall spending on home entertainment was up 2 percent in the first half of 2013.
In DEG’s “Mid-Year 2013 Home Entertainment Report,” compiled by its members’ tracking sources and retail input, Blu-ray Disc sales were up 15 percent year on year while electronic sell-through was up 50 percent
Los Angeles — The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) announced Wednesday the incoming board members and officers for its 17th year of promoting content and technologies for the home entertainment industry.
The DEG’s voting member companies recently elected a new board of directors to serve for the 2013 to 2014 fiscal year (Aug. 1 to July 31).
New to the board are Sofia Chang of HBO Home Entertainment, Tom McDonough of Intel Media Services and Darren Stupak of Sony Music Entertainment.
Los Angeles — Kaleidescape, the high-end home entertainment server company that employs a controversial disc-to-hard drive transfer system, has joined the multi-industry Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), the group said Thursday.
Founded in 2001, Kaleidescape established the movie server category. Their systems have been installed in more than 11,000 homes and are sold by more than 1,750 premium A/V integrators worldwide, the company said.
Los Angeles – The first quarter of 2013 may not have been a growth bonanza for many consumer electronics categories, but it appears to have treated the content industry well.
The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) reported increases in both digital and physical home entertainment media sales during the period.