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DEG Expands Member Company Scope

4 May, 2009 By: Erik Gruenwedel


The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) May 4 said it added consultant Deloitte and San Diego-based video format creator DivX as associate members.

Deloitte advises more than 500 media and entertainment clients in the United States, while DivX last month announced its technology would be incorporated in LG Electronics’ new digital HDTV line to enabled playback of Internet-based HD videos in 1080p resolution.

“As our industry continues to evolve, we invite the participation of all companies to help us explore new horizons for entertainment technology,” said Ron Sanders, president of both DEG and Warner Home Video.

DEG, which promotes DVD, Blu-ray and electronic distribution, last week reported that consumer spending on home entertainment slipped just 5% in the first quarter of this year, to $5.3 billion.

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