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DEG Adds 12 New Member Companies

10 Mar, 2015 By: John Latchem

Home entertainment trade association DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group March 10 announced the addition of 12 new member companies — Alchemy, Comcast, DIRECTV, DreamWorks Animation, Imax, MGM, Playster, Sellthru Co, The Orchard, Testronic Laboratories, Verizon Digital Media Services and Yekra.

“Just as the industry evolves, so must the DEG,” said Amy Jo Smith, president of DEG. “We are delighted to welcome 12 new member companies who represent various aspects of the industry, but all with the same mission: to help grow the industry and provide improved ways for consumers to enjoy content.”

Alchemy is a leading independent distributor of film and television content across all platforms and windows in North America. The company is a leading supplier to digital platforms including iTunes, Netflix and VOD. Alchemy owns a catalog of 665 film titles and has deals for the ongoing distribution of film titles and programming for clients including PBS Distribution, Classic Media, NCircle, eOne, Magnolia, MPI Home Media, Funimation, Well Go USA, Music Box Films, Inception, Gravitas Ventures and Hammer Horror, among others.

Comcast Cable is the largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers in America.

DirecTV is a leading providers of digital television entertainment services delivering a premium video experience.

DreamWorks Animation creates CG animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties meant for audiences around the world.

Imax combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create a large-format theatrical screen experience. As of Sept. 30, 2014, there were 880 Imax theaters in 60 countries.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and distribution of film and television content globally.

Playster is the world's first all-inclusive entertainment service, bringing together unlimited music, movies, books and games.

SellThru Co provides fans of motion pictures and television series a way to build and enjoy their collections with no compromise in quality, especially on in-home, large screen TVs.

The Orchard is a pioneering music, video and film distribution company and top-ranked Multi Channel Network operating in more than 25 global markets.

Testronic Laboratories is a leading global provider of quality assurance, compliance, and localization services for a notable array of industries, including media, entertainment, games, education, e-commerce and consumer electronics.

Verizon Digital Media Services offers a suite of online video solutions for best-in-class TV Everywhere and Over-The-Top experiences.

Yekra is a revolutionary digital distribution and marketing engine that is redefining the way filmmakers connect their content with viewers. Yekra works with studios, distributors, and independent filmmakers alike to expand the reach and impact of any film — from independent gems and niche documentaries to studio favorites and major day-and-date releases.

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