Johannes Larcher, managing director-digital at MBC, shares a detailed overview of the industry’s regional landscape, its various players and its potential.
Ken Shapiro, chief revenue officer at online entertainment platform Fandom, explains why fans are passionate, creative and too valuable a resource to ignore. How did Fandom come about? Fandom started in 2006 as a company called Wikia, an offshoot of Wikipedia. Wikipedia is, essentially, one page of information on a particular topic with just text. Wikipedia’s founder, Jimmy Wales, saw […]
By Anthony Crupi The giddy excess of the Peak TV era has culminated in a sort of option paralysis among consumers, many of whom, when presented with a near-infinite number of entertainment choices, make none whatsoever. According to Nielsen’s newly released Total Audience Report for the first quarter of 2019, more than one-fifth (21 percent) […]
A year after first mooting a subscription model for users wanting to avoid ads, Google announced the launch of YouTube Red on October 21. Costing $9.99 per month, YouTube Red provides subscribers with access to all YouTube videos without ads, as well as original content featuring prominent vloggers such as PewDiePie, Lilly Singh and Joey […]
Media experts have a way of predicting or at least forecasting what’s to come. Inevitably, this leads to the question: “What will change in the next five years?” My answer is, “Not much.” And this is received with a mix of curiosity and some suspicion. Allow me to explain: we will not witness a massive […]
STARZ Play announces the launch of its new STARZ Play service, a premium online video offering that claims to provide the latest US blockbuster movies and TV series immediately after they premiere in the US, along with a library of recent TV series, movies and children’s content. STARZ Play marks the first time that Starz […]
Vuclip, a mobile video on demand (VOD) service, and Verimatrix, a specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for global video services, partner to provide secure video services to emerging markets. While, premium mobile videos are popular among emerging market consumers, the partnership also aims to prevent content leaks and media theft. While these consumers tend to prefer low-cost […]