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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Digital Media’

Aereo TV Service Threatened by Supreme Court Case

In a case which alludes to the 1984 Betamax case, the pseudo-TV service Aereo is being threatened by a lawsuit from major cable companies. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will start hearing arguments from both sides. Two years ago, Aereo was brought to New York City. The concept of the company was simple, yet brilliant. Utilizing thousands of tiny, thumbnail-sized …

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Digital Entertainment Revenue Hit $57 Billion in 2013

As entertainment increasingly moves online and older entertainment business models continue to struggle with the concept non-physical media, consumers are beginning to enjoy an unprecedented selection of entertainment options – and on their own schedule. Market research firm IHS today released a new report estimating that worldwide spending on digital entertainment hit $57 billion last year. This represents a nearly …

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On-Disc Media Sales Continue to Decline

The age of streaming media is here. Now that content companies are finally offering movies and TV in a variety of consumer-friendly formats home entertainment purchases are on the rise once again. Market research firm IHS today released a report showing that home entertainment media sales increased by 1% in 2013. This mild growth is similar to that seen in …

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Digital Entertainment Surges as Disc Rentals Decline

Anecdotally it’s clear that streaming media is the future of content consumption. Netflix was a pioneer in this sense, co-opting its own DVD-by-mail business model with a streaming service several years before the technology was perfected. Most physical copies of movies now come with digital version unlock codes. Now hard data has emerged showing that digital entertainment sales are growing …

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TV Is About to Lose Its Crown to Digital Media for the First Time Ever

For the first time ever, television is about to be less popular than digital media among U.S. adults. At least that’s the word from eMarketer, who say that in 2013, Americans will spend an average of 5 hours and 9 minutes per day looking at media on digital devices. We’re talking Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and browsing the web. That’s up …

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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Producers Talk Live-Action Halo

Speaking with Lydia Antonini and Josh Feldman, it’s clear they have a passion for digital media. The two are executive producers for Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, a series that delves into the deep back-story of the Halo universe, while also setting up some of the events and relationships seen in Halo 4. Both are veterans of digital content and …

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Is Google’s New TV Ad Model A Step Forward Or Backward?

Google is in the process of drastically changing how online advertising is measured. Last month, the search and advertising giant announced its Brand Activate Initiative that is geared toward addressing the measurement challenges that brand marketers face.

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MAD Magazine Laughs Onto The iPad On April Fool’s

It’s not a joke, but it might be a prank. We’ll give them the benefit of the doubt, though, and tell you that Alfred E Neuman is about to land his goofy little face on your iPad. This year, MAD Magazine will celebrate its 60th birthday. which seems like a splendid time to go digital. MAD Magazine, the satirical heavyweight …

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