Blog - Industry Transformations

CRTC’s 2017 Communications Monitoring Report: the Steady Rise of Internet TV

For the first time this year, the CRTC’s Communications Monitoring Report presents data on revenues generated from Internet services. One thing is clear: the popularity of video-on-demand services is undeniably on the rise. Year after year, the CRTC’s Communications Monitoring Report, which provides a bill of health of Canada’s communication system, measures the evolution of... Read More »

Tube Life: How YouTube Creators Make a Living in an Increasingly Crowded Space

More than ever before, YouTubers are competing for views as well as revenue. Sustainability depends upon factors such as brand deals and partnerships seeing as CPMs (cost per thousand impressions) on YouTube have dwindled over the years. Sara Dietschy is a 22-year-old YouTuber. She has 236,000 subscribers and, several times per week, posts videos on... Read More »

What Brands and Advertisers Have Learned from YouTubers

Twelve years after the launch of YouTube, social media creators are now part of a full-fledged industry. Over the years, corporations have learned a lot from YouTubers—not only about audiences, but also about ads. YouTube has grown up. And, in many ways, it should be doing just that. The universal video platform is now a... Read More »

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. Would you like to receive similar articles directly in your inbox? Subscribe to our weekly and/or monthly newsletter(s).
TFO, Ontario's educational... 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 »

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