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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Netflix: Is It Worth the Price Increase?

Before last month, Netflix was loved and praised. Although it wasn’t perfect, it was still considered a great service for a really great price. This dynamic, however, changed when the company announced some major changes to its pricing structure last month.

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Huffington Post Co-Founder Launching Digital Media Company

Ken Lerer is not wasting any time.  Less than a month after selling The Huffington Post to AOL for $315 million, he has busied himself with a new digital media start-up. His new company is called Bedrocket Properties, and Lerer is starting with the help of Brian Bedol, founder of Classic Sports Networks and College Sports Television.  Bedol grew the …

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Digital Media Revenues To Surpass Movies, Home Video

Worldwide revenues from digital media will surpass revenue generated by movie theaters and home video combined for the first time in 2008, according to new research from Strategy Analytics.

The report, "Global Media & Entertainment Market Forecast, 2004-2012," predicts that global revenues from media and entertainment will exceed $845 billion this year, with more than 10 percent, or $90 billion, coming from online and mobile channels.

In comparison, the worldwide filmed entertainment market will generate $83.1 billion in revenues this year.

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Digital Media Concepts Popular Among Execs

Media and advertising executives are displaying an "eyes on the prize" attitude, according to new survey results.  A significant number of the execs support fresh technologies and approaches, and want to embrace them over the next few years.

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