Category Archives: News

Trend 2018 – Acquisitions and Mergers

    This article is based on credible news stories from recent months and points are speculative based on personal opinion.  As part of our continued look at the news likely to dominate the media and entertainment sectors, Lumina takes a look at the rumour mill from 2017 and how it could pan out this year. The media industry

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    Trend 2018 – TV in the cloud

      The television has come a long way since its inception as a mass consumer product and the technology and user experience is constantly improving. In recent years, we have seen a shift away from traditional scheduling into a personalised delivery. Lumina takes a look at the progression and new cloud TV trend in the market.

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      Disney Fox deal confirmed

        Over the past months, the rumours that Disney was interested in taking over Fox’s production facilities have been increasing. First mentioned back in November, today saw the announce that $50+ billion deal is now confirmed and going ahead. In a special blog post, Lumina examines the good and bad implications of the deal and what

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        UK Animation on the rise

          This article originally appeared in our Movers & Shakers Newsletter – click here to read the full newsletter. Lumina has recently dipped into the animation industry and we are pleased to see that UK Animation is undergoing a revolution. It is a bold claim, but the statistics support this on both the production and audience

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          2D Resurgence

            This article originally appeared in our Movers & Shakers Newsletter – click here to read the full newsletter. As the animation scene continues to evolve and adapt, one arguably surprising development has been the resurgence of 2D animation after a period in which CGI seemed to consume the industry. While traditional animation for many decades

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            EVENT | Google’s Matt Brittin in conversation

              Lumina was in attendance to a RTS event that proved to be extremely insightful into one of the largest technology players in the industry. From Android, YouTube, Drive, Maps, News, driverless cars, and of course the core business Search, Google has become a major entity within everyday life and has a large impact on television.

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              Cinema Subscriptions – Reconsidered

                Subscribing for unlimited access to movies at your local cinema is not a new concept. In an intense world of competition, cinemas and SVODs profits are increasingly being squeezed. Yet there are several key players aiming to bridge the gap between cinema and the SVOD market and we take a look. There is a new

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                Tech companies expands content offerings

                  As we approach the end of the year, some of the past year’s themes are emerging. This year, it has been a bumper year of social media and technology companies propelling themselves into the mainstream media. But, struggling to meet growth expectations, the likes of Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter have all been aggressively seeking out

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                  Global Content Challenge – SVOD and Broadcasters

                    Following up from our Chief Content Officer post a few weeks ago (Click here to recap), recent years have seen the SVOD market boom, with hundreds of services offering thousands of hours to consumers. From blockbuster movies to niche collections, the market offers a wide selection of programming, all in a few taps. The beneficiaries

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                    PLACEMENT | Alex Maldini, Blue Ant Media International

                      Congratulations to Alex Maldini as he joins Blue Ant Media International as VP of Sales & Acquisitions in the International Distribution team. Based in London, he will source and execute co-production opportunities across a slate of specialist factual, factual entertainment and documentary content with global partners, broadcasters and producers. Alex specialised in sales and acquisitions

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