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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 »

South by SouthWest: No Future Without AI

Three technology trends dominated this year’s South by SouthWest festival: artificial intelligence (AI)—which is increasingly intrusive everywhere and still holds the potential of being a complete game changer—, new conversational interfaces (bots and voice) and, last but not least, altered realities (virtual and augmented) that continue to progress. Written by Eric Scherer (Méta-Media) The growth... Read More »

Who Truly Are the Millennials? Anatomy of a Buzzword

Clichés on millennials abound. Here is a nuanced analysis of seven preconceived ideas about 18 to 34 year-olds that debunks several myths surrounding this generation. Written by Alexandra Yeh (Méta-Media) The Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X: we have always loved labelling and categorizing generations. Who are the most recent victims of this tendency? Youth... Read More »

TV: The Mobility Centric Replaces the Couch Potato

Ericsson Consumer Lab makes a clear observation: television viewers want custom content that is available at any given time and through any given device. They are not turning their backs to television but refuse to accept the constraints of linear, standardized and rigid broadcasting models. Written by Jennifer Brohan (Méta-Media) Traditional broadcasters still have the opportunity... Read More »

Conquering youth is no longer an option

On a yearly basis, PwC comes out with a report presenting the global entertainment and media outlook. This year, a key trend has emerged: youth are incontestably the driving forces behind growth in the media and entertainment sectors. By Alexandra Yeh (Méta-Media) PwC confirms what we already suspected, i.e., that conquering youth is no longer... Read More »

AI, conversational interfaces, and VR: Google goes on the offensive

This week, a lot of attention was given during the kick-off of the annual Google I/O conference to three of this year’s key technologies: artificial intelligence, conversational interfaces and virtual reality. Written by Jérôme Derozard and Mickael Morier (Méta-Media) The attractive force of Google’s technologies was in full display with the opening viewed by more than 1... Read More »

House of Cards: The TV series’ universe expands

For this week’s release of Season 4 of House of Cards on Netflix, the U.S. video-on-demand leader launched a big transmedia campaign. Decoding this communications initiative. Written by  Cécile Blanchard (Méta-Media) “Transmedia” A slightly barbaric word whose definition is ... well, clear, according to Henry Jenkins, an eminent U.S. professor and one of the first... Read More »

Snapchat’s strategy for becoming the information media of young people

Snapchat is no longer the sexting application that originally built the brand’s reputation. By constantly posting new content, Snapchat has quickly developed into a powerful messaging service and, more recently, a platform designed to deliver freshly packaged information to its 100 million young users. Written by Barbara Chazelle (Méta-Media) Since it was launched in 2011, Snapchat... Read More »

eSports: five reasons for media to get into it fast

Esports, which refers to the online video gaming industry, now constitutes an economic sector on its own. Ignored by traditional media, this booming industry, on its way to becoming a distinct medium, deserves much more of our attention: for its young and engaged community, its flourishing economy, and the fact that it is a breeding... Read More »

GAFA: How to be a part of this network economy

The GAFAs (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon) have become global superpowers. If they were a State, they would carry as much weight as Thailand, which ranks 32nd in the world, and could become the world’s leading economic superpower by 2020, according to agency FaberNovel, which published on November 5th the new version of its study GAFAnomics,... Read More »

TV / video: finding content still as challenging as ever

“There’s nothing to watch on TV!” That most common of all linear TV viewer complaints also applies to those who consume TV content in a non-linear fashion. Too much to choose makes choosing a losing proposition and the algorithms simply cannot meet the challenges of recommendation and discovery. Written by Barbara Chazelle (Méta-Media) Finding the content... Read More »

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