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Added-Value Services Offered by Crowdfunding Platforms

Major crowdfunding platforms, such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Ulule are now offering an array of complementary services to accompany creators during and after a campaign. The new loft-type offices occupied by the Ulule platform in Montréal house three different types of spaces: a space for the staff members of the company founded in France in... Read More »

Audience Building: Meeting Fans on Their Own Terms

Digital media veterans Catherine Warren and Moyra Rodger share five ways to build a loyal audience. Moyra Rodger, CEO of Magnify Digital, remembers March 12, 2015 as a turning point. It is on that day that Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), not only explained several significant changes to the CRTC’s... Read More »

The Web Is Virtual Reality’s New Playground

Does the future of virtual reality depend on the web? Many see in this practice a way to popularize VR with the general public. The web and virtual reality (VR) could become increasingly intertwined in the coming years, according to giant Oculus. In a presentation given during the F8 Developer Conference in California, the Facebook... Read More »

Stardom, Diversity and Virality: The Rebirth of Science in the Media

Budget cuts and fake news have not yet taken the place of science. Better yet, today’s scientific content offers incredible opportunity to captivate audiences on new interactive platforms. A new era populated by celebrities (such as Neil deGrasse Tyson with his 7.3 million fans, Chris Hadfield and the Mythbusters duo), critical and commercial successes (The... Read More »

TV Transformed: Inside the Shift to Streaming

How did streaming, binge watching and second-screening change the way TV content is written and distributed? A group of industry executives and academics share insights and research. In the world of television, digital transformation has made itself apparent in a number of ways, and they have been nothing short of industry-rattling. We are in the... Read More »

TV: Insights on working with China

China’s potential as a creative powerhouse is well known, but how can western companies develop even better partnerships with Chinese TV companies? Gathered together at MIPTV, all3media, Da Neng Culture, Tencent Video and Media Caravan discussed co-productions and partnerships. “There’s more and more interest in developing production projects with China,” said Kristian Kender, CMMI’s research... Read More »

The All-Video Era on Social Networks

Video has taken over social networks and transformed how content is created. What impact has this social shift had on video and how to take advantage of it? Whether streamed on a live or deferred basis, whether lasting one hour or one minute, whether with or without audio, video is currently taking over all Internet... Read More »

Cracking TV Audience Trends

Here are tips and ideas on how TV content can reach wider audiences. They were shared by Sahar Baghery, head of global media research and content strategy for Eurodata TV Worldwide / Médiamétrie, and John Peek, director of Tape Consultancy, during the MIPTV conference titled One TV Year in the World: Cracking Audience Trends. Sahar... Read More »

Women in Media and Technology: From Findings to Initiatives

There are several initiatives aimed at supporting women in media and technology (a list is provided at the end of this article). However, true gender parity is still far from being a given. Female producers and business leaders offer a few potential solutions. A wind of change seems to be sweeping the audiovisual industry as... Read More »

Not So Auto-Save

How can we future-proof digital content? It’s an important question as the ever-evolving systems that support these works become incompatible, inaccessible, or obsolete. A look at “digital memory” with William Uricchio and Sarah Wolozin of the MIT Open Documentary Lab. The time-ticking need to find digital documentary preservation solutions, systems and policies is the inspiration... Read More »

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