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Digital Players are Expanding Their Offer in the Race for Killer Content

As noted in the second chapter of our previous Trends report, social networks have accelerated their acquisition of live broadcasting rights, whereas over-the-top (OTT) television platforms continue to invest in drama series and youth programming. In their ongoing quest for new audiences, the giants are now adapting their strategies by investing in new content verticals. This article presents... Read More »

Marketing Your Content in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

As noted in the first chapter of our previous Trends report, artificial intelligence (AI) is now concentrated in the hands of a small group of technology players who control the user discovery path from beginning to end. This level of control by a handful of major corporations is a cause for concern. Fortunately, filter bubbles... Read More »

Discoverability: Working with Filter Bubbles

Often perceived as a hindrance to discoverability, filter bubbles can also be helpful allies for both creators and content producers. Stitch Media’s Evan Jones explains how Facebook can be used to maximize the success of projects and marketing campaigns. In our recent article about audience-building strategies, experts agreed that, right from the start, the audience... Read More »

Propellor Film Tech: rewriting the business model of the film industry

Propellor Film Tech Hub cofounders Matthijs Wouter Knol (European Film Market), Tine Fischer (CPH:DOX), Bero Beyer (IFF Rotterdam) and Erwin M. Schmidt (Cinemathon) at Cannes NEXT 2017. (Credit: IFFR) There's a growing ecosystem of innovators that work towards finding new business models for the screen-based industry by increasing collaboration between media and technology professionals. This... Read More »

The State of Virtual Reality in Canada

Here's an overview of the state of the virtual reality market (VR) in Canada in the spring of 2017, as presented by the Pulse on VR. While Canada has an opportunity to become a leader in VR, entrepreneurs should prepare themselves to tackle three key challenges: market maturity, talent and funding. Launched at the end... Read More »

Building a Successful Studio After a First Indie Game

Through the Canada Media Fund’s Accelerator Partnership Program, indie studio Thunder Lotus Games worked with incubator District 3 and earned over $1 million in revenue. Founder Will Dubé recalls the journey, from crowdfunding his game Jotun to building a successful business. Jotun, the first game from indie studio Thunder Lotus Games, is a hand-drawn action/exploration game... Read More »

The Industry of Virality (or what a raccoon video can teach us about the Internet)

Once an organic phenomenon, Internet virality is now a well-oiled industry. The author of the recent Pearson Airport racoon video shares his insights on today’s viral content business. If someone told you there is a direct connection between accounting and the now famous airport raccoon video you probably would not be inclined to believe them. Yet... Read More »

Canada’s digital talent a hit in Hollywood

Canadian trade commissioners and digital companies offer advice to media and entertainment businesses aiming for the Los Angeles market: think internationally from the start, build trust, and develop expertise in a specific area. This article was first published in CanadExport, the official magazine of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service. Hollywood’s film and television industries have... Read More »

Expert Advice on Creating Virtual Reality Projects

Virtual reality is still in its infancy and it’s not always an easy task to identify projects that have potential. At the F8 Conference in California, four experts discussed what are the best way to create content for this technology. How do you determine which projects are worthy of being carried out? “For us, what... Read More »

Editor’s picks of the week: June 12, 2017

Yet another week during which you did not have the time to do everything that you had planned to do? No worries. Here’s a brief summary of what caught our attention this week. Enjoy reading it! QUOTE OF THE WEEK “What is interesting is that while networks consistently indicate that the viewer is at the... Read More »

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