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IMAX enjoying multiple tailwinds

IMAX’s May 2022 global box office was higher than that of pre-Covid levels, and its future performance should be supported by a good slate of movies for the second half of 2022 and 2023, says the company. IMAX also announced that it had also struck an agreement with the UK’s Odeon Cinemas Group (owned by […]

June 20, 2022By Chris Forrester

DLT Entertainment invests in Hannah Layton Management

DLT Entertainment, the production and distribution company, has announced it has made an investment in Hannah Layton Management, as it continues to expand into talent representation. Founded in 2015, Hannah Layton Management is home to a boutique roster of both emerging and established comedic Writer-Performers.  The company is dedicated to building unique, dynamic and long-term […]

April 21, 2022

Analysis: How Brits connected in a year of change

Analysis released by UK multiplay operator Virgin Media O2 reveals the impact of a tumultuous year of highs and lows on the nation’s connectivity habits across mobile, broadband and TV networks. In a year that saw a third national lockdown, a summer of freedom and then the emergence of omicron and new restrictions, as well […]

December 22, 2021

Data: SVoDs maintain 2020 pandemic gains

The streaming explosion, which hit its apex during the Covid-induced lockdowns in Q2 2020, is here to stay according to new data from streaming media intelligence cloud Conviva. Conviva’s Q2 2021 State of Streaming report revealed streaming viewing time worldwide grew 13 per cent in Q2 2021, as compared to Q2 2020. Despite a 7 […]

August 12, 2021

Study: Pandemic TV habits here to stay

As more Americans are approaching what their lives looked like before Covid, their attitudes are beginning to return to normal. However, Hub Entertainment Research’s newest wave of Predicting the Pandemic study shows there’s evidence that many changes in behaviour – including some of those most disruptive to the entertainment industry – are here to stay. […]

August 6, 2021

SES H1: Video revenue decline continues

SES highlighted its “improving trajectory” of Video revenues for the six months to June 30th which were 3.9 per cent down y-o-y at €526 million. SES’s argument is that last year, its lost revenue position for H1 trading was at -8 per cent down. Its Networks division’s underlying revenue of €349 million was flat compared […]

August 4, 2021By Chris Forrester

Forecast: Ecommerce, online video fuel global adspend recovery

Global advertising expenditure will grow 11.2 per cent in 2021, driven by exceptional demand for performance-led ecommerce advertising and brand advertising on online video, according to Zenith’s latest Advertising Expenditure Forecasts report. Advertising expenditure will total $669 billion (€569bn) this year, $40 billion more than was spent before the pandemic in 2019. Growth in advertising […]

July 26, 2021

UK: 2.5m behind on their broadband bills

Findings from advisory charity Citizens Advice suggest that 2.5 million people in the UK are behind on their broadband bills, with 700,000 of these falling into the red during Covid. The new research has also found some groups are particularly struggling. Young people and those with children under 18 are three times more likely to […]

June 7, 2021By Colin Mann

Survey: UK consumers distrust ads in ‘toxic environments’

More than 85 per cent of UK consumers would reduce or stop purchasing products they buy regularly if they discovered an ad for that product had run next to Covid-19 conspiracy theories or misinformation, according to the 2021 TAG/BSI UK Brand Safety Survey, conducted by certification programme the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) and Brand Safety […]

May 11, 2021

Survey: TV industry seeks balanced working environment

In the first of a regular series of surveys to test the health of the international TV industry, the TellyCast/ WorkShare Consulting Content Industry Monitor found that less than one in ten (9 per cent) of executives wish to return to full time, permanent office working following the pandemic. The results showed that the vast […]

April 26, 2021