Blog - Industry Transformations

Venice VR and its Heavenly Isle of Virtual Reality

A guided tour of Lazarretto Vecchio, an island dedicated to VR during the 74th Venice International Film Festival, accompanied by Michel Reilhac, the organizer of the first edition of Venice Virtual Reality. After 85 years of existence and 74 editions, the Venice Mostra has become a true monument of tradition in film. As is the... Read More »

The South African Film and TV Industry is Breaking Into The International Market

Here’s an insider's look at the burgeoning South African film and TV industry. As this industry grows, the ties between South Africa and Canada are getting stronger: Canada and South Africa have recently announced a codevelopment incentive. When one thinks of South Africa, a portrait including mountains, lions and possibly former president Nelson Mandela may... Read More »

Summer 2017: Ten Media, Technology and Journalism Trends

Did you manage to get away from it all this past summer? Congratulations if you did! To make it easier for you to get back into the beat, we have selected 10 things to remember about the summer with respect to the current transformation of media, journalism and TV. Some of the announcements made in the... Read More »

TFO Is Using A Video Game Engine to Make TV, And It’s Working

Ontario’s French public broadcaster TFO is booming. Driving this growth is the use of technology and innovation to pioneer new ways to create TV content. The awards, and the audiences, have followed. TFO, Ontario's educational French-language broadcaster, is publicly-funded, with a focus on content for young Franco-Ontarians and French speakers and learners worldwide. Like many... Read More »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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