‘Mobile’ Video Not So Mobile

By Paul Sweeting Amazon today released an Amazon Instant Video app for the iPhone and iPod touch adding potentially millions of new mobile devices to the platform. According to a new study by the Interactive Advertising Bureau, however, a lot of those devices will be staying hom... More

Hollywood IT Industry Mourns Loss of Disney’s Mirich

By Lyndsey Schaefer “Generations to come will scarcely believe that such a one as ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.” This sentiment of Albert Einstein about Gandhi truly describes Jeff Mirich, as he fought death like no other with an uncanny positive attitude w... More

Watchwith Sync-to-Broadcast Content Creation and Syndication Platform Supports Live TV Programming

Watchwith® has announced a key upgrade to its Sync-to-Broadcast content creation product, Showrunner™. New Showrunner features include support for live television production and distribution, automated creation of Sync-to-Broadcast related content powered by RAMP’s Med... More

MPAA CEO Chris Dodd Calls for Cooperation between Hollywood and Silicon Valley

By Lyndsey Schaefer Los Angeles -- One year after Hollywood’s epic battle with the technology industry over the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) Motion Picture Association of America CEO Chris Dodd sought to strike a more constructive tone this week in discussing copyright protect... More

CEA and NCTA Sign Energy Pact For Set-Top Boxes

By Paul Sweeting Anyone who has ever done a home energy audit knows that their cable or satellite set-top box or DVR is an energy hog. According to a study last year by the Energy Resources Defense Council (NRDC) the typical home set up, with one HD DVR and one HD set-top, consu... More

Netflix: A New Way to Watch Pay-TV

By Paul Sweeting Among the many intriguing elements of Disney's newly inked movie distribution deal with Netflix one of the more interesting to watch will be whether it affects the total viewership of Disney titles during the pay-TV window. I suspect it will. Apart from relying... More

Chuck Parker: Driving Digital Video Ownership

I had the opportunity yesterday to share the stage with rockstar analysts Tom Adams (of IHS Screen Digest), Annie Arroyo of the NPD Group, and Larry Taman of GfK to discuss an industry outlook for home entrainment at the Forecast:Hollywood 2013 event presented by Variety and MESA... More

For Smaller Cable Networks, Next Stop: Roku

By Paul Sweeting Cable and satellite operators have long complained about high programming costs, particularly when it comes to sports programming. But at the UBS Media and Communications Conference in New York this morning, Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt went farther than mo... More

Anne Arroyo, The NPD Group

Anne Arroyo Director of Client Development The NPD Group Anne Arroyo is the Director of Client Development for all of The NPD Group’s video industry clients. Anne joined NPD’s Entertainment group in July 2011. Previously, she was with Universal Studios Home Entertainment, wh... More

Jessica Gill, Interpret LLC

Jessica Gill Director of Strategy and Analysis Interpret LLC Jessica has eight years of consumer insight experience across a broad range of sectors, most recently focusing in entertainment. International experience includes two years client-side as a CI Manager overseeing consum... More