Past Research Presentations

2016 Research Presentations

SVOD v EST: Are we entering the beginning of the end of content ownership? Will having access (SVOD) to content trump ownership? Can the two models exist together?

  • A discussion with Mitch Singer, Principal/Digital 360 Ventures, LLC , Moderated by Ted Cohen, Managing Partner/TAG Strategic. 
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RESEARCH PRESENTATION: How Much Do Consumers Know About OTT Networks?  Russ Crupnick, Managing Partner/MusicWatch, reveals the results of a new study surveying consumers about their awareness of a variety of OTT networks, which they watch and what devices they use for viewing.

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONDigital Trends in Home Entertainment - Chris Roberts, SVP Sales, onDemand Everywhere/comScore, explores the latest digital trends and growth for the first half of 2016. He’ll examine electronic sell-through, video-on-demand and subscription along with the expansion of OTT.

IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGY - The Enhanced Entertainment ExperienceUltra high-definition, augmented reality and virtual reality are changing home entertainment. These technologies allow consumers to see and experience content as never before. This session explores consumer usage, awareness and interest in these new technologies, how the home entertainment industry is adapting to these advancements and how this may revolutionize entertainment in the years ahead.

  • Speakers include Duncan Stewart, Director of Research, Canada-Technology, Media & Telecommunications/Deloitte – Research Presenter & Moderator, with Andrew Grathwohl, Head of Media Engineering/Littlstar, Seth Hallen, SVP, Creative Services/Sony DADC NMS, Mark Sternberg, Co-Founder/REVRIE Immersive, Bachir Zeroual, Head of VR Marketing/Samsung.
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RESEARCH PRESENTATIONDigital Trends in Home Entertainment - Chris Roberts, SVP Sales, onDemand Everywhere/comScore, explores the latest digital trends and growth for the first half of 2016. He’ll examine electronic sell-through, video-on-demand and subscription along with the expansion of OTT.

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONAn Overview of the International Digital Entertainment Market - David Sidebottom, Senior Market Analyst/Futuresource, explores the landscape and consumer trends for EST, VOD and SVOD in the international marketplace. 

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONHow Much Do Consumers Know About OTT Networks?- Russ Crupnick, Managing Partner/MusicWatch, reveals the results of a new study surveying consumers about their awareness of a variety of OTT networks, which they watch and what devices they use for viewing.

2015 Research Presentations

Defining Over-The-Top (OTT) Digital Distribution

          Presented by Christopher Roberts, Rentrak

Discussion of Windows: Top theater and home entertainment executives on the future of windows through the release chain.

          Moderated by: Mitch Singer, President, Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem

Paid Video on Demand: The business models for electronic sell-thru, transactional video on demand, and subscription video on demand and the challenges and opportunities for each.

         Presentation by Russ Crupnick, MusicWatch


2014 Research Presentations

The Consumer’s Point-of-View 

     Presenter: Kevin Westcott, US National Sector Lead, Deloitte      

                      Consulting, LLP

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Global Perspectives 

     Presenter: Kim Bayley, Director General, Entertainment Retailers 

                      Association (UK)

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Making Digital a Premium Experience

     Presenter: Russ Crupnick, Managing Partner, MusicWatch, Inc. 

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The Mobile Market 

     Presenter: Dounia Turrill, SVP, Client Insights, Nielsen

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The Vast Expansion of Original Content 

     Presenter: Chris Roberts, SVP On-Demand Products, Rentrak

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2013 Research Presentations

A World View of Digital Entertainment – Futuresource Consulting’s Head of Global Content, Alison Casey, discusses how electronic sell-through, video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand, cloud gaming, and UltraViolet are doing in other countries and where the U.S. stands in the global market. To receive the research presentation from Futuresource Consulting, please contact: Alison Casey: alison.casey@futuresource-hq.com

The Art of Discovery - How Consumers Search For and Find Content – Russ Crupnick, SVP for the NPD Group, talks about the similarities and differences in the discovery process between music, video game, and movie and TV lovers and identifies the key messages that are important to each group. View the presentation here.

Devices Motivating Content Consumption – Yoshio Osaki, SVP of IDG, discusses how consumers are using their ever-growing number of devices to access content and how their growth will impact consumption of entertainment product in the future. View the presentation here.


Tracking the Digital Consumer – The variety of digital options for viewing content allows consumers to own an electronic copy, view it in a one-time transaction, or have a subscription to view as much content as they like. Rentrak’s Chris Roberts, SVP Sales, OnDemand Products, shares their findings on how titles are performing in each of these segments. View the presentation here.


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