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How SVOD is changing film production
netflix2 Following on from the European Screens Conference, MeCETES has invited speakers to write a blog about their conference paper. Here, Michael Franklin considers the interrelated potential impacts of (S)VOD on film production, its financing and distribution. The independent film business is well versed in interacting business models with imperfectly aligned values. The expansionist, multi-territory, closed data, subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service is a more recent addition. To develop a clearer understanding of potential ...
Film distribution: Beyond traditional release strategies
in cinemas and on demand Distribution windows for films are evolving rapidly, challenging traditional release strategies. How are different types of films affected by such change? Roderik Smits considers the changes taking place within the UK theatrical market. The theatrical release window has for many years been talked up as the “engine that drives the ancillary sales”, giving films an afterlife on secondary windows or platforms, such as streaming services (through forms of online VOD releasing), ...
Conference Report: The Future TV Consumer Seminar
Copenhagen Future TV conference Caroline Engell and Mie Thomsen report from the Future TV Consumer seminar in Copenhagen. Are film and TV shows becoming detached from local broadcasters? Why does Netflix outperform other subscription-based providers in Denmark? And will flow-TV being replaced entirely by streaming? These were just some of the questions explored at Future TV Consumer seminar in Copenhagen on November 25, 2015.
Netflix is Changing the Way Films Are Financed
netflix-dash With the advance of Video-on-Demand (VoD) platforms like Netflix transforming the way media content is distributed and consumed, film business consultant Michael Franklin considers the implications for film financing. Independent film financing relies upon the evaluation of future revenues in order to guide investment and pre-sales. Yet the revenue streams upon which such calculations are made are in a state of flux as traditional release windows (e.g.
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