People Like to See Different Content Different Ways

The only way that’s possible for blockbuster films to turn a profit is by showing their films first in theaters and then scheduling them in their streaming service or dividing up regional streaming/TV rights with other folks. While there continues to be a strong preference to seeing a movie the first time in a theater with friends and surrounded by strangers, people have become more comfortable with the convenience of viewing films at home where they can pause, rewind, fast-forward.

Now Serving Viewing Options

While moviemakers had shifted their focus to tomorrow to drill down and determine how they could develop, afford and enforce wholesale changes in the way movies are shot/made, NATO (National Association of Theater Owners) and UNIC (International Union of Cinemas) as well as indie and chain operations around the globe were reevaluating how people would…

2021 IBC a Sign of a Return to Normal

The smaller size and lower bitrate of high-resolution 4K, 8K, HDR (high dynamic range) raw footage enables editors, colourists, FX, sound editors, animators, CGI pros and others to move the content smoothly around the globe and minimise their storage needs. Once the top-down work is done the content, instructions can go back to the cloud…

Entertainment Is A Serious Business

Worldwide demand for all streaming content services shows no sign of slowing, according to Allan McLennan, Global Media Tech Analyst & CEP/Media, Head of M&E North America, Atos. “SVOD subs will reach more than 500M this year and it is forecasted to be more than 1.170M by 2025,” he noted. He added that pay-per-view (TVOD)…

Getting the Best from Streaming Services

We played chess a little bit while in college. It was a way to feel like you were doing something constructive while skipping classes and if you were winning, you weren’t wasting time. And before you ask … no, we weren’t that great at it. In retrospect, it’s a little like streaming … you know…