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DEG Europe Names New Co-Chairs

26 Mar, 2012 By: Erik Gruenwedel

The DEGE: Digital Entertainment Group Europe March 26 announced Nicola Pearcey, managing director of home entertainment and new media with Lionsgate UK, and Jonathan Beardsworth, VP sales and marketing Europe with Technicolor HES/TCS, have been named as the group’s new co-chairs.

DEG Europe is the international component of DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, which is based in Los Angeles.

DEG Europe directors include John Stanley, SVP and managing director with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group U.K. and Ireland; Marc Caux, SVP of southern Europe at 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; Tom Christie-Miller, VP of home entertainment marketing with Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment; Melanie Nicholas, SVP of international marketing at Univeral Pictures International Entertainment; Neil Ballantine, EVP of managing director European operations at Cinram; Jonathan Beddows, supply chain strategy with Deloitte; Jill Baird, VP and managing director of HBO Home Entertainment International; Tom Spath, VP of business development at Dolby.

DEG Europe also added HBO Home Entertainment International, packaging company AGI-Shorewood, digital media company Rovi Corp. and accounting firm Deloitte to its membership.

DEG Europe March 27 and 28 will host two live focus groups at the PEVE Entertainment 2012 confab in London. Focus groups include “Putting the Consumer First” and “What’s It Really Worth?” which will look for insights around how mobile devices, subscription services, new smart technology and social media are changing what viewers want — and what they’ll pay for.

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