Category Archives: Thought

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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      TV continues eSports experiments

        In an increasingly connected world, technological advances have allowed multiple new industries to thrive and eSports is another strong sector where broadcasters are claiming audiences. Lumina takes a look at the growing industry and how broadcasters are tapping into its loyal fanbase. From what was once a hobby, gaming has quickly become competitive and now

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        The Rise of the Chief Content Officer

          In May 2017, it was announced that major US streaming service Hulu had appointed a new Chief Content Officer. The company’s search for the role was well-publicised and the industry waited eagerly to scrutinise this high-profile appointment. In the end, AMC Networks’ President of Original Programming and Development, Joel Stillerman, was declared as Hulu’s pick

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          VR adoption remains slow

            Virtual reality has continued to attract investment in the past year since we covered the topic last – click here to read that article. While the investment is high, recent surveys have discovered that uptake for VR technology is slow, just 4% of the UK population has access to a VR headset. With VR attempting

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            The potential homes to Channel 4

              When the Channel 4 move was brought up at the RTS Cambridge Convention, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport had carried out surveys to gauge the public opinion on the matter. It asked the following question: To what extent do you agree/disagree that C4’s regional impact would be enhanced if more of its people

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              Reporting the Gender Pay Gap

                From this month, thousands of companies will begin publishing reports on the disparity of earnings between genders. Whether voluntary, private, or public sector, employers with 250 or more employees will be required to publish their figures by April 2018. The UK is one of the first countries to implement a scheme like this, and while

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                CEO Shuffle – All change at UK’s top broadcasters

                  2017 truly marks a significant year for the upper crust of British TV broadcasting. After a tumultuous tenure spent protecting Channel 4 from the threat of privatisation and defending its controversial poaching of a flagship BBC format, its leader David Abraham announced in March that he was moving on. Barely a month later, on the

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                  2016 Industry Round Up

                    2016 has been a seismic year in modern history. Full of highs and lows, we have witnessed political earthquakes, new world leaders, digital crazes and box office record-breakers. All will help to shape our expectations for 2017. For the media industry in particular, it has also been an unpredictable year, full of huge company shake-ups,

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