Film/TV

Will Consumers Pay to Stream a Movie During its Theater Release? (Señal News)

According to a new report, more than half of people between the ages of 18-34 would pay up to $50 to stream a movie recently released in theaters. The study analyzed that entertain... More

We’re Going to Run Out of TV (The Ringer)

In the early months of the pandemic, television was in a rare position to maintain a modicum of normalcy. But as the shutdown drags on, and as sets remain closed, a drought is upon... More

CBC/Radio-Canada Selects Synamedia’s Video Network Portfolio for Transition to the SMPTE 2110 Standard (MESA)

Synamedia announced that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)/Radio-Canada has chosen its video network portfolio and expertise to enable CBC/Radio-Canada’s transition fro... More

Mr. X, MPC Collaborate With Spike Lee and Netflix on ‘Da 5 Bloods’ (MESA)

Technicolor teams at MR. X and MPC deliver seamless VFX for the acclaimed director’s latest feature. ... More

Avid Updates Media Composer UI, Other Features (TVB Europe)

Includes a redesigned customisable user interface, a new Universal Media Engine, finishing and delivery tools, and support for Apple ProRes for Windows and Catalina.... More

Could ‘Last Dance’ be a Template for Creating Content in the COVID Era? (Next TV)

Even as Hollywood cautiously starts to open back up, studios and publishers are forced to reckon with a new reality – resuming production doesn’t mean a return to the way thing... More

OWNZONES Keeping the Post-Production Industry in Motion During the Coronavirus Pandemic (PI)

As demand for new media continues to rise, filming is indefinitely stalled for producing new content as studios try to figure out how to best move forward with large sets and produ... More

Securing the Home: Top Tips for M&E Teams (Sohonet Blog)

The demand for content is unwavering and whilst the M&E industry continues to adapt to new working environments the expectations of creating captivating content continue. We look a... More

Drive-In Movie Theaters are Making a Comeback (Axios)

Drive-in movie theaters, the symbol of a bygone era before cellphones and constant distraction, are suddenly reemerging as a popular form of entertainment during the coronavirus cr... More

Sports Broadcasters Look to the Cloud in Pandemic Return (DTE)

From dearth to excess; sports are back on TV with a vengeance to make up for lost time.... More

Sony Adds Singular.Live Graphics to Cloud-Based Live Production Workflow (TVB Europe)

Sony has added Singular.Live graphics to Virtual Production, its Cloud-based live production workflow, giving users access to template-based graphic overlays directly from workflow... More

Pioneering Foresight Keeps the Story Going at Untold Studios (Sohonet Blog)

When Untold Studios launched the first completely cloud-based creative studio in the world, it was ahead of its time in ways that even its founders could not have imagined. When th... More

The VSI Group Reopens Its Studios in North America (MESA)

With all VSI facilities throughout the EMEA region having resumed in-studio recordings since the early May, the VSI Group are now welcoming back staff in the US with the recent reo... More

Sundance Film Fest Planning Expansion, Online Presence for 2021 (THR)

Organizers are expecting January's edition to take place live in Utah and other indie cinemas around the country and virtually.... More

Smart TV Penetration at Over 50% in U.S. (DTE)

A new report has found that more than half of US broadband households now own at least one smart TV. According to Parks Associates, 54% of US homes now have smart TVs and that smar... More

Amazon Announces New Media Analysis Features for Amazon Rekognition Video (MESA)

Amazon Rekognition Video is a machine learning based service that can analyze videos to detect objects, people, faces, text, scenes, and activities, as well as detect any inappropr... More

How Has COVID-19 Contributed to the Growth of Global TV Stations? (Senal News)

The key players in the television station market are projected to stabilize at an annual growth rate of 6.9% and reach USD 158.42 billion by 2023, caused in great part by increasin... More

In the Age of Coronavirus, How Do We Value Film Libraries? (Variety)

How to value a film library is a major question in the COVID-19 era as cinemas and streamers turn to older titles to plug the gap caused by production suspensions, and face a reluc... More

Amazon Looking to Add Live TV to Prime Video (Protocol)

Amazon is looking to add 24/7 live programming to its Prime Video service, according to multiple job listings posted over the past several weeks. The new channels could include liv... More

Cannes is Open for (Virtual) Business – But Will Anyone be Buying? (THR)

Heading into an unprecedented Virtual Cannes Market, buyers and sellers are navigating a new landscape that likely will provide the festival acquisitions template for the foreseeab... More