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The annual Internet Trends report, a “technology bible” prepared by American venture capitalist Mary Meeker and highly sought-after by investors, researchers and journalists alike, was recently published. Here are four key trends we have singled out from this 334-page document. Meeker, a former associate of venture capital firm Keiner Perkins and founder of Bond Capital, has been publishing the report...
The statistics boggle the mind. Over the course of the past 20 years, the show titled Love Bugs (Un gars, une fille in its French original version) has been exported to 30 countries and remains to this day one of the titles that has been the most adapted on the planet. To this day, some 5,000 episodes have been...
In the past 40 years, Asia’s economies have greatly contributed to global growth. Stimulated by the fast, catch-up phenomenon underway in many traditional fields of activity, these economies are now following suit in new sectors, the first of which is the digital economy. Leading the charge are Southeast Asian countries, strategically positioned between China, India and Australia. Attesting to this...
Are trailers miniature versions of your film? Are they marketing tools? Are they fundraising tools? Or are they mood creators, offering just a taste of what’s to come from the finished product? The answer is yes to all of the above. That’s because there’s more than one kind of trailer. Some are intended for fundraising, some are designed for audience...
In August 2018, renowned American producer Jeffrey Katzenberg announced the arrival of a new platform that would revolutionize the consumption habits of mobile audiences. Although the official launch won’t be until April 2020, Quibi continues to turn heads by dropping a series of tantalizing nuggets. Between its remarkable economic model and the announcement of collaborations that are impressive to...
Vacation rhymes with podcasts! Because you’ll be travelling long distances this summer, this is a wonderful opportunity to catch up with episodes of Futur et médias that you may have missed—or to binge all six episodes! Futur et médias provides you with in-depth interviews that analyze digital transformations in the media and entertainment industry. As we actively prepare for the...
Masters of cinema, such as Georges Méliès and Orson Welles, were also master magicians. Magicians are storytellers that harness the science and art of constructing captivating illusions. And storytellers have the ability to leverage these secrets of magic when creating all forms of content. My experience with magic began in preschool. I learned firsthand both the thrill of watching the...
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. For this fourth chapter, we met with Phyllis Laing who, for the past 25 years, has been heading one of the most...
Global revenues from the electronic sports (or esports) will reach billions of dollars in 2019, and analysts see no end to its growth. Although the phenomenon remains modest in Canada, catch-up signs are becoming more and more pressing. Here’s an emerging sector that game publishers, brands, the media and even schools are watching with great interest. Tournaments take place in...
This article was written jointly by Vincent Caron and Vincent Bergeron from ROBIC. Initially known by the general public in the past few years for its great potential for falsification and disinformation, the technology behind deepfake is generating increased business interest among content creators and promises to catalyze the development of hyperpersonalized entertainment products. What are the foreseeable impacts on...
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. by Kati Bremme 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...