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Exporting_Canadiand_Content_Factual_Documentary
This is the third piece in a month-long series that will explore a number of alternatives to the “Big Five” streaming services (Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, Apple, Hulu/Disney+) that have licensed or are open to licensing Canadian content, in English and French, making them viable options in terms of expanding traditional partnerships. While some will prefer to buy from...
selling_canadian_content_indie_arthouse
This is the second piece in a month-long series that will explore a number of alternatives to the “Big Five” streaming services (Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, Apple, Hulu/Disney+) that have licensed or are open to licensing Canadian content, in English and French, making them viable options in terms of expanding traditional partnerships. While some will prefer to buy from...
foreign_ott_streaming_services_canadian_content_export
This is the first piece in a month-long series that will explore a number of alternatives to the “Big Five” streaming services (Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, Apple, Hulu/Disney+) that have licensed or are open to licensing Canadian content, in English and French, making them viable options in terms of expanding traditional partnerships. While some will prefer to buy from...
Does_Africa_Need_Netflix_VOD_Television_OTT
As video-on-demand platforms multiply, the conversion of Western consumers into VOD subscribers is nearing saturation. Perhaps unsurprisingly, focus is therefore shifting to other markets, like the African continent, where consumers are (perhaps) not yet experiencing subscription fatigue. But what do we know about their expectations? Since February 2020, Netflix has been wooing African audiences with ‘Queen Sono,’ its first original...
Sea_of_stars_sabotage_studio_HERO
If the COVID-19 virus had any intention of derailing Sabotage Studio’s recent Kickstarter campaign, it was in for a major disappointment. The Quebec City-based, award-winning video game start-up exceeded its original crowdfunding goal by more than 1200 percent. The Kickstarter campaign to fund the retro-inspired turn-based Sea of Stars role-playing game, scheduled for release in spring 2022, was launched on...
COVID-19_Business_Operations_Screen-based_Industries
As it gets closer to easing out of lockdown, the audiovisual industry is beginning to move beyond crisis management. Now what? We know there will be changes to the industry in the short and medium terms. But what about long term? How is the industry reacting to ― and anticipating ― these changes? What are the big questions that...
Child_Influencers_YouTube_HERO
YouTube has become an essential part of everyday life thanks to the relentless commitment of its creators, audiences, and advertisers, as well as its sprawling, unstoppable, ever-growing global network. And young audiences have always been an important part of the equation, for better or for worse.  There’s an endless stream of very young influencers, many still in diapers, strutting their...
Trevor_Noah_Social_Distancing_Show_HERO
Live action productions are beginning to resume under carefully planned new guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But in this new normal, are pre-pandemic production styles still the ones that will engage your audiences most? For some content, the answer may be no. Raw, authentic content appeals to younger generations Market research company Magid recently found that, within the core...
COVID-19_Documentary_Producers_Challenges_Opportunities
As it gets closer to easing out of lockdown, the audiovisual industry is beginning to move beyond crisis management. Now what? We know there will be changes to the industry in the short and medium terms. But what about long term? How is the industry reacting to ― and anticipating ― these changes? What are the big questions that...
Media_Ranch_CEO_Sophie_Ferron
In collaboration with Femmes du cinéma, de la télévision et des médias numériques (FCTMN), CMF Trends has set out to meet inspiring women as part of a series of articles on female entrepreneurship in the screen-based industries. This sixth profile introduces Sophie Ferron, the trailblazer behind Canadian television format distribution company Media Ranch. > Read more profiles of women entrepreneurs...
Covid-19_video_game_studios_future
As it gets closer to easing out of lockdown, the audiovisual industry is beginning to move beyond crisis management. Now what? We know there will be changes to the industry in the short and medium terms. But what about long term? How is the industry reacting to ― and anticipating ― these changes? What are the big questions that...
futur_et_medias_podcast_online_film_festival_fifa
Listen to Futur et médias on: It’s March 12, 2020, 12:30 pm: The Quebec government requests the cancellation of all indoor events with more than 250 participants. Within two hours, the team at the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) issued a release announcing that the 38th edition of the festival, scheduled from March 17 to March 29, was...
simu_liu_comic_con_fandoms_audience_research
The concept of fandom is of growing significance in the area of market research. While fans represent the most dedicated and enthusiastic members of a consumer base, fandoms get at fans’ connection to a larger community with specific characteristics and rules. In recognizing the benefits fan loyalty poses for brands and entertainment intellectual properties, companies are becoming increasingly interested...
futur_medias_podcast_teleworking_animation_sector
Listen to Futur et médias on: It’s March 2020. While COVID-19 has totally shut down live-action production, animation studios manage to rapidly implement new ways of working that allow them to continue full production without missing a beat or a deadline. Their high-speed adaptation wasn’t easy, but it was more than worth it. What many of these animation studios had going...
web_series_production_COVID-19_KAL_VISUALS
As it gets closer to easing out of lockdown, the audiovisual industry is beginning to move beyond crisis management. Now what? We know there will be changes to the industry in the short and medium terms. But what about long term? How is the industry reacting to ― and anticipating ― these changes? What are the big questions that...