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Chapek Honored as 'Visionary'

30 Jun, 2005 By: Jessica Wolf

Bob Chapek, president of Buena Vista Home Entertainment, urged the industry to develop a strong consumer-centric vision for the future, as he accepted the third annual DVD Visionary Award at the recent Fourth Annual Home Entertainment Summit: DVD Magic 8 confab in Century City, Calif.

“We are charged with figuring out which technologies offer consumers the most innovative and meaningful benefits with business models that don't put content owners out of business through inferior economics,” he said.

On the cusp of the emergence of next-generation technologies, the key is to focus on meeting the needs of the “almighty consumer” over satisfying each and every technology provider, Chapek said.

“Let's make sure we ultimately do what's right for the consumer, so we can all win,” he concluded. Chapek also is president of DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.

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