• Cineworld Nears Bankruptcy

    As the coronavirus threatens to close movie theaters in the US and beyond, Cineworld has warned that there is “significant doubt about the group’s ability to continue as a going concern.”

  • The Paradox of Choice

    The major studios sabotaged the dream of a la carte programming and are now attempting to transform streaming into cable television via an ethernet connection instead of coaxial.

  • AVOD Market Heats Up

    Several media companies are holding discussions to acquire advertising-supported video streaming services. Fox Corp is in talks with Tubi, and NBCUniversal is considering Vudu.

  • PayTV Subscriber Freefall

    Traditional pay television subscribers are in freefall—the rate of subscribers canceling their service accelerated by more than 70% last year.

Production

Production Battle of Britain

January 15, 2020

There is a mad rush by the most significant content creators, especially streaming services, to utilize the production infrastructure in England as a base of European operations.

Distribution

UPDATED: Sundance Heats Up

January 28, 2020

After a slow start to the 35th annual Sundance Film Festival, the weekend produced a handful of sizable deals, including from Amazon Studios, Searchlight Pictures, and Lionsgate.

Streaming

The Paradox of Choice

March 8, 2020

The major studios sabotaged the dream of a la carte programming and are now attempting to transform streaming into cable television via an ethernet connection instead of coaxial.

Finance

Georgia Tax Credits Draw Scrutiny

January 13, 2020

Last week the auditor for the state of Georgia released a report calling into question the value of the state’s popular film and television production credit program.

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Cineworld Nears Bankruptcy

March 15, 2020

As the coronavirus threatens to close movie theaters in the US and beyond, Cineworld has warned that there is “significant doubt about the group’s ability to continue as a going concern.”

The Paradox of Choice

March 8, 2020

The major studios sabotaged the dream of a la carte programming and are now attempting to transform streaming into cable television via an ethernet connection instead of coaxial.

AVOD Market Heats Up

February 25, 2020

Several media companies are holding discussions to acquire advertising-supported video streaming services. Fox Corp is in talks with Tubi, and NBCUniversal is considering Vudu.

PayTV Subscriber Freefall

February 23, 2020

Traditional pay television subscribers are in freefall—the rate of subscribers canceling their service accelerated by more than 70% last year.