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PEVE 2011: Physical, digital, online, windows, piracy take centre stage

The organisers of the forthcoming PEVE 2011 conference in London (10-11 March) hopes several topics on the programme will stir up heated discussions. According to IHS Screen Digest research, physical media still accounts for over half of all consumer spending on movies. Retailers will gather to discuss this further including Richard Crampton, head of entertainment, Sainsbury’s; Richard Chapple, trading director at The Hut Group and Brad Aspess at 

3-D will be a key focus at the conference on the second day. Speakers who will join the discussion are Andy Evans, managing director at The Pavement and Robert Read, senior vice president, worldwide marketing, NBC Universal, Eyeframe and Sony DADC. The discussion will include how many 3-D homes will there be by 2014, what content will be available to them, and which retailers will lead the format, plus which genres will sell the best. 

The world of cinema will also be broached through a session entitled, Maximising the Relationship with Theatrical. Rob Arthur, operations director, Apollo Cinemas; Nico Simon, chief executive officer, Utopia Cinemas and Julian Stanford, managing director, EMEA, theatre development, IMAX will tackle issues, amongst them the impact premium VoD and day-and-date releasing with non-theatrical media on revenues and how distributors and cinema owners can maximise revenues from streaming media services in the light of declining DVD sales.

Like the previous two years, the conference proceedings will end with a consumer focus session organized by Vital Findings, in cooperation with market research specialists. They will yet again track down the hard-to-find consumers and ask them what's going on.

Other sessions to be held at the conference in London, will examine home entertainment in the age of digital delivery, what next for TV DVD, Ultraviolet and the Cloud - an in-depth discussion on the whole notion of content ownership, and the ongoing impact of copyright theft on the entertainment bottom line.

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Story filed 06.02.11

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