UltraViolet making progress, but challenges remain, says DECE

The UltraViolet digital locker system for electronic sell-through is making strong progress, but serious issues remain about usability and European markets, including the UK, still lag behind the US in terms of take up, attendees at the PEVE Entertainment Business Futures 2014 conference heard this morning. Speaking on the opening panel session at the event, […]

BBC Worldwide calls for simplified digital standards

BBC Worldwide operations director Lesley Johnson has called for unified standards in the digital space to allow firms to simplify their supply chains. Speaking on a panel talk at the PEVE Entertainment conference in London this week, Johnson called for the industry to work together in the same way that allowed them to establish of […]

Still life in DVDs, says Warner Bros exec

Warner Brothers executive Josh Berger said that there’s still life left in DVD sales and physical formats, even though Hollywood is now starting to face its digital future.  Speaking at the PEVE Entertainment conference in London yesterday, Warner Bros’ UK president and managing director for UK, Ireland and Spain said that he was “still a […]

TVs need ‘sophisticated’ second screen interface, says Google exec

Second screen experiences on smartphones are reflecting the “increasingly sophisticated nature” of what viewers expect from their connected TVs, according to Google executive George Panayotopoulos. Speaking at the PEVE Entertainment conference in London yesterday, the Google industry manager for entertainment sales said that the interface for interacting with TVs needed to match the capabilities of […]