12 Companies Join Digital Entertainment Group’s D2C Alliance Council

The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) has welcomed 12 new companies to the organization.

DEG’s newest member companies are AMC Networks, Azure, Breaker, Cinedigm, Movies Anywhere, Pixelogic, Respeecher, ScreenHits TV, SmithGeiger, Starz, Verizon Business Group and Vuulr. AMC Networks, Azure, Cinedigm, ScreenHits TV, SmithGeiger, Starz, Verizon Business Group and Vuulr will also join DEG’s D2C Alliance Council.

The D2C Alliance, a working community within DEG, represents the global direct-to-consumer media industry and supports its members to help create a robust marketplace to lead the new era of content consumption. 

“This diverse slate of companies reflects the expanding home entertainment landscape,” said Amy Jo Smith, president and CEO, DEG. 

“We welcome these 12 new members and are delighted to collaborate on their goals of delivering consumers engaging content, transformative technologies, and the highest quality entertainment experience.” 

AMC NETWORKS: a company dedicated to creating and distributing bold and inventive stories. AMC Networks owns and operates several of the most popular brands in television and film including AMC, BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, IFC Films, Sundance Now, Shudder, AMC Studios, and AMC Networks International. 

AZURE: This is Microsoft’s cloud platform with more than 200 products and cloud services designed to help bring new solutions to life—to solve today’s challenges and create the future. 

BREAKER: This company is a leading blockchain development and services company in the media and entertainment industry.  The technology  is a payment verification and management service that leverages, for the first time, the unique benefits of blockchain and smart contracts.

CINEDIGM: a content company that has led the digital transformation of the entertainment industry for more than 20 years. Today, Cinedigm entertains hundreds of millions of consumers around the globe by providing premium content, streaming channels and technology services to the world’s largest media, technology and retail companies.

MOVIES ANYWHERE: This company  lets consumers enjoy their favorite purchased or redeemed digital movies combined in one simplified, personal collection.  Bringing together movies from Sony, Universal, Disney, and Warner Bros., Movies Anywhere offers a library of over 8,000 new release and classic digital movies. 

PIXELOGIC: A subsidiary of the Imagica Group, which is a global provider of content localization and distribution services to the industry’s leading content owners, broadcasters, digital retailers and a range of others.

RESPEECHER: Helps content creators reproduce voices in new and exciting ways, whether to restore damaged vocals in old films, keep a kid’s voice sounding 12 years old during the run of an animated series, or resurrecting a voice from the past.

SCREENHITS TV: A technology company that started out developing B2B content monetization platforms and powering video distribution platforms for Turner Broadcasting (WarnerMedia) and B2B services for IMG, Disney Latin America, Sony Pictures Television, BBC Worldwide, Eone, Hasbro, HatTrick and NBC Universal International. 

SMITHGEIGER: A collaborative community of inquisitive thinkers driven by data to secure clients’ success. 

STARZ: A global media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences.

VERIZON BUSINESS GROUP: Delivers the connected world by integrating, securing, and operating the networks and mobile technologies that help businesses in the media and entertainment sectors expand reach, increase productivity, improve agility and maintain longevity.

VUULR: A large global online content marketplace for film and TV rights that connects buyers with producers and distributors worldwide. 

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