Industry Group Presents Awards for 2010’s Top Blu-ray Disc Titles, Most Innovative Consumer Electronics Products and Retailers of the Year

January 11, 2011

DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group held its 14th annual reception during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to award top honors for digital entertainment products and retailers who excel in the marketing of these products. DEG Retailer of the Year Awards The DEG presented its industry awards honoring the Retailers of the Year. Three retailer awards were established to recognize excellence in merchandising and promoting both (1) new digital entertainment products and (2) Blu-ray Disc titles during the past year. The selection was made based on nominations by consumer electronics, IT manufacturers and content providers who are members of the DEG. These members voted for the hardware retailer and the content providers – both the studios’ home entertainment divisions and the music companies – voted for the software retailer. DEG members were asked to consider national, regional and online retailers in their voting. In the category of National Retailer of the Year for Hardware, the membership voted for mass merchant Best Buy, citing their visionary approaches to displays and merchandising and support of emerging technologies. In the Regional Retailer of the Year for Hardware category, the membership chose Nebraska Furniture Mart, a specialty retailer with locations in three states for its support of complete lines of all hardware categories and demonstrations of new technologies. For the category of Retailer of the Year for Software, the membership overwhelmingly voted for online retailer The e-tailer was selected based on its innovative approach to driving Blu-ray 3D, as well as creative new consumer promotions behind EST, VOD and MOD. The DEG Emiel N. Petrone Digital Innovation Awards In memory of the DEG’s founding Chairman Emiel N. Petrone, the DEG has three awards to acknowledge the year’s most outstanding digital entertainment products released in calendar 2010 in the categories of Sight, Source and Sound. Selected by a panel of product reviewers from the industry’s home theater enthusiast publications, the following three products were awarded with the top honors: The DEG Emiel N. Petrone Digital Innovation Award for SIGHT Panasonic for the TC-P50VT25 50” Viera® Full HD 3D 1080p Plasma The DEG Emiel N. Petrone Digital Innovation Award for SOURCE Panasonic for the DMP-BDT100 Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc™ Player The DEG Emiel N. Petrone Digital Innovation Award for SOUND Sony Electronics for the STR-DA5600ES 7.1 Channel Network Multi-room A/V Receiver DEG Creative Excellence Awards The DEG also awarded six honors to acknowledge Creative Excellence in Blu-ray Disc titles released in calendar 2010. The judging panel, nominated by the motion picture studio and music company members of the DEG, consisted of reviewers and industry reporters from trade, entertainment and daily consumer news organizations. In addition to overall sound and picture quality, all titles were considered for those features that best demonstrate the value-added nature of the format. The DEG Creative Excellence Award Winners for 2010: Theatrical Title of the Year Avatar Extended Collector’s Edition Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Classic Title of the Year The Sound of Music 45th Anniversary Edition Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment TV Title of the Year Lost: The Complete Collection Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Non-Theatrical Title of the Year Life (Narrated by David Attenborough) BBC/Warner Home Video Music Title of the Year The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge of Town Story Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment 3D Title of the Year Disney’s A Christmas Carol Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

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