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Report: UK 5G usage overtakes 3G

Findings from UK mobile telco Three’s report, Mobile Britain 2022, showing how Brits have been swiping, sharing and connecting, reveals a 5G boom in the last year, with usage increasing by 385 per cent on Three’s superfast network. 5G data carried on Three’s network is now more than double that of 3G – overtaking it […]

April 13, 2022

The Bezonians set for UK release on May 2

From the creator of Smoking Guns, Original Gangster and Red Rage comes Savvas D. Michael’s latest crime thriller, The Bezonians. The film will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download from May 2nd. The film stars ex-footballer and film hard-man Vinnie Jones (Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels / Snatch), alongside Marina Sirtis (Star Trek), […]

March 15, 2022

Report: Consumer media usage growth slowed in 2021

Diverging from the sharp gain in momentum in advertising and marketing spending in 2021, consumer time spent with media registered a more modest uptick, similar to pre-pandemic trends through 2019 when signs of device penetration saturation began to emerge, according to research by PQ Media, a media economist. Global consumer media usage, including all digital […]

January 13, 2022

Report: Poor localisation turns off viewers

A report on consumer viewing habits of localised content versions from the Entertainment Globalization Association (EGA) indicates that 61 per cent of respondents encountered poor localisation quality on a monthly basis, and perhaps more concerning, that nearly 65 per cent have stopped watching a movie or TV show in the last year as a result. […]

November 5, 2021

Technicolor delivers “robust” Q3

Technicolor delivered a positive third quarter 2021, and a significant improvement in profitability, despite supply constraint challenges affecting both Connecting Home and Technicolor Creative Studios. For the first nine months of the year, the Media and entertainment technologist reported: Revenues of €2,050 million, a 4.4 per cent decrease at constant exchange rate, negatively impacted by […]

November 5, 2021

Campaign highlights new home ent releases

The British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) has launched a three-month cross-category media campaign to capture consumer attention and drive awareness of the packed new release slate coming to the high street and digital retailers across the coming months. For the first time on broadcast radio, a multi-layered marketing and PR campaign will deliver the […]

October 8, 2021By Colin Mann

Brit extradited to US on movie piracy charges

George Bridi, a citizen of the UK, has been extradited to the US from Cyprus on charges of conspiracy to commit copyright infringement, wire fraud conspiracy, and conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen property, for his involvement in the Sparks Group, an international piracy group that illegally distributed movies and television shows online. Bridi […]

September 2, 2021By Colin Mann

Crunchyroll: A giant leap for Anime

An anime character’s dream came true when a 10cm plastic figurine of Senku, a character in the anime series Dr. Stone, was launched 35,032 metres into space from a field in Sheffield. Masterminded by Crunchyroll, the world’s biggest anime brand in collaboration with manga publishers Kazé, the replica of Senku, a teen genius who uses […]

June 25, 2021

The Académie des César chooses Kinow to create screening room

The Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques, also known as the Académie des César, is the institution in France that rewards professionals in the film industry. This year, the Académie des César decided to use the Kinow solution to create its first online viewing platform exclusively for its 4,300 voting members. Since its creation in […]

January 5, 2021

Analyst: Will SVoDs replace pay-TV?

In presenting an overview of the changing TV and media landscape, Tristan Veale, Market Analyst at Futuresource Consulting has questioned whether shifting content consumption habits will lead to an SVoD future at the expense of traditional pay-TV. “Consumers inform content creators of their preferences by voting with their money,” he notes . “Globally, pay-TV subscription […]

December 18, 2020By Colin Mann