Category Archives: Thought

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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          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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                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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