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If the advent of television signalled the end of radio’s dominance back in the day, the media is now enjoying a sort of rebirth online. Audio content on the web is more popular than ever, due in large part to growing demand for podcasts and virtual digital assistants, according to the most recent Infinite Dial study published by Edison Research....
There are official co-productions, with the close to 60 countries with which Canada has signed treaties, but there are also other ways to get your film, TV or digital project made that involve partnerships that aren’t necessarily part of bilateral treaties. With the market for entertainment being more global than ever, partnerships have gone from a way to dip into...
Jointly with Yuani Fragata and Francis Gosselin of Groupe Sage Consulting, our collaborator conducted the study titled First Portrayal of Quebec’s Digital Creativity Industry at the request of Xn Québec—Quebec’s association of digital experience producers. The document is aimed at presenting the profile of this sector which emerged some thirty or so years ago and which has experienced accelerated...
This past year saw the introduction of a new VOD model. Called BVOD, this model is basically a cross between traditional video on demand and blockchain technology. The result is a redefinition of the over-the-top television model. Platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have always enjoyed exclusive access to their own transactional data, from subscriptions to content to...
This article is presented as part of an editorial partnership between CMF Trends and Méta-Media. © All rights reserved. Last week, we introduced six major trends in artificial intelligence applied in the media. Extended reality, information tool, fight against fake news, smart speakers ... Let's see how we can push even further the uses of AI in our industries. 7....
Walking into the 100-year-old Mercer Warehouse building in downtown Edmonton, you can barely tell there’s an incubator and coworking space helping dozens of Edmonton-based digital media companies. Since 2009, Startup Edmonton has led companies from their raw ideas to a path that helps define a product or service. It’s a space that allows entrepreneurs from all sectors learn business growth...
This article is presented as part of an editorial partnership between CMF Trends and Méta-Media. © All rights reserved. Algorithms are designed to solve problems. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a source of defiance for some and a miracle solution for others. It is omnipresent and impacts all industries. However, certain industries have more difficulty seizing the opportunities the technology...
One way to think of the world of theatrical releases and TV schedules is as limited shelf space. There are only so many cinemas and so many slots on the TV schedule, so the odds of getting one are not that great. And now, with streaming being the preferred mode of viewing for many, the very notion of limited...
Sesame Street’s denizens, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and friends, are now part of the world’s collective psyche. To mark the show’s fiftieth anniversary and celebrate its recently announced collaboration with Apple TV, a review of the iconic American classic’s achievements and success. On March 21, 1968, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Ford Foundation, and U.S. Department of Education...
As Editor of French magazine Le film français, François-Pier Pélinard Lambert knows a thing or two about global trends in film and television. Speaking at the Association québécoise de la production médiatique’s congress last April, Pélinard Lambert shared some insights with the attendees about the current state of the business. Here are some highlights. Over the top television: an insatiable...
A team gathered in a circle, someone standing next to a board, a pile of Post-its, a long list of ideas. That’s the image we have of a classic brainstorming session. This highly productive creative method is undoubtedly the most widely known. However, it has also become the most trivialized, often even perceived as the sole way of resolving...
String Theory (noun): A cosmological theory based on the existence of cosmic strings. Supersymmetry (noun): Predicts a partner particle for each particle. It all started with Vali Fugulin, a producer and designer with a big passion for knitting and arts and crafts, who had the creative spark that set the project in motion. Then Émilie F. Grenier, a narrative...
In its 2018 Communications Monitoring Report, the full version of which was released last February, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), among other data and extensive analyses, provides an answer to the question asked in a recent post on CMF Trends: Is linear TV really dead? Not yet, insists the CRTC: “Even though Internet-based services are becoming more...
Futur et médias Podcast: MUBI
Chances are your video streaming platform of choice keeps tabs on your viewing habits, including your favourite genres, actors, and directors (and plenty of other things, too) in an attempt to serve you up more of what you like. And while many OTT services do tend to typecast subscribers this way, there are others who let you see things...
Next year will mark Netflix’s tenth anniversary in Canada, and its presence has had the effect of a bomb on the country’s audiovisual landscape. Return on the consequences of its arrival and the efforts that followed suit. Founded in 1997, Reed Hastings’s company quickly recorded explosive growth. Initially nothing more than a DVD rental service, Netflix imposed itself as the...