New Release - June 29, 2012

For Immediate Release:

Digital Media Pipeline Conference To Address B2B Opportunities in Digital Delivery of Home Entertainment 

Event To Be Presented October 3 in Los Angeles

ENCINO, CA (June 29, 2012) … The fourth-annual Digital Media Pipeline, the one-day B2B conference on digital delivery of home entertainment, will be held on October 3, 2012 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) announced today.

“Digital delivery of home video content to consumers has been growing at a tremendous rate, and Digital Media Pipeline provides participants an opportunity to gain and share information about how to grow and profit from this market sector,” EMA President & CEO Bo Andersen noted. “Digital Media Pipeline combines knowledge-sharing discussions, professional networking, industry awards, and a social event in one day to maximize the value to attendees.”

The theme of Digital Media Pipeline is “Network, Collaborate, and Discover!” This year’s program will address the following topics: 

The current landscape of the industry;

Perspectives of retailers, content providers and distributors; 

Research findings;

UltraViolet and interoperability;

Devices and platforms; 

Supply chain/digital asset management; 

Content and programming;

Merchandising best practices; 

Search and discovery; and

Current legal issues.

As in past years, executives from leading providers of movie and television content as well as leading retailers and distributors of digital content will be in attendance and on the stage sharing their insights.

Networking is a key element of Digital Media Pipeline, which will again include the popular “Skip the Traffic” cocktail party at the end of the day. EMA will also present its annual DIGI awards at the conference. These awards recognize outstanding achievement in digital entertainment retailing, content, and innovation.

More information and registration is available at www.digitalmediapipeline.com. Registration starts as low as $245. 

Individuals interested in being a panelist at Digital Media Pipeline may submit their request at http://tinyurl.com/dmpspeakers2012

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Steve Apple at steven@entmerch.org.

About EMA

The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) is the not-for-profit international trade association dedicated to advancing the interests of the $34 billion home entertainment industry. EMA-member companies operate approximately 40,000 retail outlets in the U.S. and 50,000 around the world that sell and/or rent DVDs, computer and console video games, and digitally distributed versions of these products. Membership comprises the full spectrum of retailers (from single-store specialists to multi-line mass merchants, and both brick and mortar and online stores), distributors, the home video divisions of major and independent motion picture studios, video game publishers, and other related businesses that constitute and support the home entertainment industry. EMA was established in April 2006 through the merger of the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) and the Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association (IEMA).

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For more information, please contact:
Grace Lee
EMA
818-385-1500 Ext. 244 or glee@entmerch.org


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