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Survey: Content mountain is sinking production skills

Television and video professionals don’t have time to learn how to use the advanced technology that the industry has traditionally relied on, according to a recent survey by Forbidden Technologies,…

Netflix content spend “unsustainable”

Netflix content spend “unsustainable”

A report from independent analyst and consultancy firm Ovum claims that Netflix’s current business model is unsustainable and its spending on content can’t carry on. Ovum’s Angel Dobardziev said: “Netflix’s…

Studio+ launches in France

After launching in LatAm, and in advance of a scheduled global roll-out, Vivendi’s premium short form mobile series service Studio + is launching November 25 in France. Targeting the Millennials…

ITN eyes productions boost

Executives at UK news producer ITN say that the company’s increased focus on third-party productions will drive higher revenue levels in the coming years, proving that ITN is not simply…

Motors TV: ‘Business-as-usual with benefits’

Motors TV’s Founder, Jean-Luc Roy, has suggested that it will be ‘business-as-usual with benefits’ for the service’s audiences and suppliers following its acquisition by Motorsport Network. Motors TV has re-affirmed…

Amazon’s ‘Grand Tour’ is just the start

The major release by Amazon Prime of the Clarkson-Hammond-May The Grand Tour motoring show, reportedly a $100 million investment, and hot on the heels of Netflix’s The Crown, again with…

Netflix’s 3rd way for content producers emerging

Netflix’s 3rd way for content producers emerging

Content producers usually fund their new TV shows and formats either by ‘deficit funding’ whereby a US network or its studio finances ~65 per cent of a programme, leaving 35 per…

Nokia, Sony team for 3D 360 immersive VR

Nokia and Sony Pictures haver agreed a new multi-year worldwide agreement whereby Sony Pictures will use Nokia OZO hardware and software tools to explore the creative potential of Virtual Reality…

DPP halts delivery of programmes on videotape

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has announced that from October 1st 2017, UK broadcasters BBC, BT Sport, Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV, Sky and UKTV, will no longer accept delivery…

BBC VR fairy tale to launch on Daydream

BBC Research & Development’s (R&D) experimental The Turning Forest VR fairy tale launches next week for Daydream, Google’s mobile VR offering available free to all audiences. The Turning Forest is…

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