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1. Be a part of the community of professionals that builds the groundwork of our industry’s future.
2. Participate in committees, councils and think-tanks – both operational and strategic – with your peers and colleagues.
3. Get facilitated introductions to other industry participants.
4. Free registration to Digital EMA’s events and conferences such as Digital Media Pipeline
5. Discounted registrations to many non-EMA events
6. Access to EMA’s Repository of Research and Data
Online Video Mezzanine File Spec Released
NETFLIX, ROVI ENTERTAINMENT STORE, AND YOUTUBE WILL ACCEPT CONFORMING FILES
ENCINO, CA (June 12, 2013) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) today released “Best Practices & Specifications for the Delivery of Mezzanine Files for Digital Audio-Visual Distribution.” The document was developed by retailers andfor Digital Audio-Visual Distribution.” The document was developed by retailers and distributors to create efficiencies in the supply chain for online video content. More>>>
Digital EMA Salon in NYC
The legendary 21 Club in Manhattan played host to Digital EMA's Salon on Monday, April 22nd. Thirty five attendees from the digital video space were on hand for networking, presentations and group discussions about digital entertainment. Ted Cohen from TAG Strategic moderated a lively discussion on "Innovation and Disruption: The Marketing Challenge in Entertainment & Media", and sponsors ContentBridge and Inception Digital Services gave presentations as well.
EMA's Annual Digital Forum
EMA convened a meeting of digital entertainment retailers, content owners, and technology providers in Las Vegas on January 8 to hear reports on the recommendations developed by EMA’s digital working groups. Working group members presented the latest versions of EMA’s avails standards, metadata standards, mezzanine file standards, image file specifications, and best practices for closed captioning of Internet video. EMA intends the recommendations to result in a more efficient and cost-effective digital supply chain. The recommendations and more information on these initiatives can be found at Committees/Councils. Photos>>> Standards & Best Practices Doc and Presentation Slides>>>
Second Digital Media Salon Held
Another thought proving discussion at the EMA/TAG Salon last Monday night in Manhattan.
A diverse group across the digital supply chain, including companies such as Amazon, Dish, Image Entertainment,Constellation.tv, BBC, New Video, Warner Music Group and many others, spent ninety minutes discussing and debating how consumers discover new content and how retailers/distributors/content providers can help. (Ted Cohen was a great moderator as always!)
Our evening's sponsor Fans.tv presented their "second screen" solution to support TV programming. And, Stuzzi at 928 Broadway was the perfect venue (and the food was great, too)!
Our next Salon is being scheduled back in North Hollywood in early summer, leading up to EMA’s 4th Digital Media Pipeline to be held at the Skirball Institute in Los Angeles on October 3.
_______________________________________________________________________________________ First Digital Media Salon Held
If you didn’t attend the first EMA Digital Media Pipeline Salon held Tuesday night in conjunction with TAG Associates, you missed a great networking opportunity and stimulating discussion. Nearly forty participants, representing companies including Google/YouTube, Warner Brother, Image Entertainment, Rovi, GoDigital, Rentrak, and ContentBridge, enjoyed a happy hour at the Federal in North Hollywood, CA, sponsored by West 10 Entertainment, and then engaged in a thought-provoking discussion focused on “search and discovery” led by TAG’s Ted Cohen. Perspectives ranged from indie producers to retailers/distributors.
Future salons are being scheduled in NYC in spring and back in North Hollywood in early summer, leading up to EMA’s 4th Digital Media Pipeline to be held at the Skirball Institute in Los Angeles on October 3.
Join Our Committees
We are looking for volunteers to participate in our digital distribution community. We’ve established a variety of committees to support this community, and all EMA member companies are invited to be represented on each of them.
Digital Marketing Committee
Digital Suppliers Committee Digital Supply Chain Committee
Video Metadata Work Group
Digital Research & Analysis Committee
If, either personally or through someone else in your company, you have interest in participating in any of these above committees, click here.
In addition, if you are interested in guiding the development of EMA’s Digital Media Pipeline please click here.