Good Vibes at MIPCOM 2023
“MIPCOM has a unique position of bringing together 100 countries, and that concentration of activity in one place, at one time, can only be a catalyst to the international market overall,” said Lucy Smith, director of MIPCOM CANNES.
MIPDRAMA STORY: Golden Boy sells to string of new international territories
Turkish hit drama Golden Boy continues to score international sales as it travels to 40 countries worldwide with a host of new territories to announce going into MIP week.
The most-watched genres on traditional television
Sports programming continues to be one of the most-watched genres on traditional television in the US, with sports events dominating the list of the most-watched TV-shows in the 2021/22 season. Live sporting events have the ability to attract some of the highest audiences in the country, with millions of viewers tuning in to watch the action. The popularity of sports is not just limited to traditional television networks, as digital live sports content has also become increasingly popular.
Facts of Indian television market
From watching Ramayana and Mahabharata on a bulky wooden packed box, to enjoying the Indian Premier League on sleek, smart screens, the television in India has become a staple in most homes. Adored equally by all, television was the easiest source of accessible media in the country, catering to the needs of over 200 million households. K Dass reviews, Viral Exclusive.
Binge-viewing - its statistics & facts
Binge-viewing no longer occurs only when consumers are invested in a certain show or have more time to relax with their favourite content. Partially fuelled by consumers' love of SVoD (and the ways such services release new shows and movies), binge-viewing has accelerated to the point where watching multiple episodes of television shows or film series in one sitting has become the norm for many. Whilst watching traditional television remains the most popular media activity, platforms like Netfli
What's the next foreign-content opportunity for TV?
Streaming platforms can guarantee growth by exploring foreign content to fit the bill nicely. An equally appealing upside is that consumers in the West are becoming increasingly more comfortable with content from overseas. According to data from GWI Zeitgeist Nov 2021, 50% of the time spent on Amazon and Netflix in Europe could be on non-English language shows by 2030. K Dass drills into the foreign-content breakthrough.
Battle of the TV screen
While many of the latest TVs these days look great, the best TVs on the market use cutting edge technologies to produce truly brilliant images. From Samsung's S95B and its QD-OLED panel to LG's high-end G2 OLED with its impressive brightness, these TVs reflect big leaps in clarity, colour vibrancy and overall brightness. Movies, TV shows and games have never looked better than they do on the latest models from companies like Samsung, LG, TCL and Sony.
Asia, home of the chilling genre
While many mainstream horror movies have seen harsh criticisms so far since 2020, horror television continues to grow in popularity and shift the genre's fanbase in a new direction. With the rise of streaming giants like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video dominating a large section of media, the possibilities for horror have expanded significantly for a few distinct reasons.
Streaming across a variety of screens
The entry of streaming services like Netflix, Disney+ and HBO Max has made waves in Asia, enticed by the relatively affordable subscription fees and the ability to watch from the comfort of one's home.
Vidio - Indonesia's pride and joy
Vidio is thriving where foreign players such as Netflix, Amazone or Disney+ have fallen in the fourth most populous country in the world. The platform is the key driver of Southeast Asia OTT market growth with 35% new subscribers. K Dass reports.
Disney to cut 7,000 jobs and slash US$5.5 billion in spending
Disney's restructuring comes in response to slowing subscriber growth and increased competition for streaming viewers, as well as criticism from investor.
Rising subscription $ in APAC
Although movie streaming was a clear winner of the pandemic, it's now struggling to sustain its growth. Competition for new subscribers is fierce and new media formats are taking time away from the small screen. K Dass investigates.
Reed Hastings steps down
Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings is standing down as chief executive officer, ending a two-decade-long stint that saw the company grow from a rent-by-mail DVD service to an entertainment juggernaut. K Dass reports.
With a promise of '101% shuddh Bollywood', this channel is a tribute to Hindi cinema, which stands for wholesome entertainment and is the ultimate movie-viewing experience.
The SVOD Mystery
Top SVOD services are consolidating content and taking the competition for subscribers into global markets. But they face greater pressure to attract and retain subscribers who have grown savvier about their subscriptions and more cost-conscious.
Netflix subscribers soaring past expectations
Global streaming service Netflix ended the year with more than 230 million worldwide subscribers, beating analysts' expectations. K Dass reports.
Making cinematic history in The Way of Water
James Cameron makes cinema history with breathtaking new 3D technology in his latest sensation, Avatar 2, which has swept the world with more surprises giving a new dimension to the world of cinema. Cameron revealed that he was "hard at work putting the final touches on the film". He's previously spoken about his decision to set the majority of the movie underwater. By K Dass.