DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) has announced the addition of four diverse new member companies: Allied Vaughn, Entertainment One, Intel and M-GO. “The DEG welcomes its four new member companies, all of whom provide a distinct perspective on the issues facing our industry,” said Amy Jo Smith, Executive Director, DEG.
The new companies represent a range of cross-sectors all serving the home entertainment industry – from on-demand manufacturing, film and television content distribution, mobile and communications products and technologies to digital entertainment delivery services.
Allied Vaughn is an industry leader in on-demand manufacturing, sales, and distribution of film, music and games on DVD/CD. The company has helped to pioneer and develop the Manufacturing-on-Demand (MOD) business by working closely with the motion picture and television industries and has also recently expanded its capabilities to provide their services to the music industry.
Entertainment One is an international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. Its current rights library crosses all media formats and includes more than 35,000 film and television titles, 2,700 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
Intel, the world’s largest maker of microprocessors, is a global leader in development of the most advanced semiconductor technology. The company is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, which are the processors found in most personal computers. Intel also makes motherboard chipsets, network interface controllers and integrated circuits, flash memory, graphic chips, embedded processors and other devices related to communications and computing.
M-GO is a new pay-as-you-go digital entertainment service, a joint venture between DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor, with a mission to transform the world of digital entertainment on the viewer’s terms. M-GO has secured content deals with Hollywood’s major studios to drive its growing library of the newest releases – the earliest it is available at retail – as well as a deep catalogue of hidden gems and classic favourites.
“These companies are some of the most recognized names in the business, and we look forward to leveraging their respective areas of expertise to help reach our mutual goals,” added Smith.