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Latest Insights

Bringing you our most recent insights from across the interconnected technology, media and telecommunications landscape from our team of expert analysts.

Media & Entertainment

Digital is critical for those in self-isolation

By Ronan De Renesse 27 Mar 2020

COVID-19 is on everybody’s mind and will certainly remain so for months, quarters, and years to come. The coronavirus outbreak will have many impacts on multiple industries, some extremely negative but also some positive.

Service Providers

This virus changes everything (about how you work)

By Evan Kirchheimer 24 Mar 2020

COVID-19 changes everything, and everything about how you work. If you are employed in an industry under threat, it may transform you right out of a job. If you are an office worker in a conservative sector like the legal profession, you might find yourself sitting at home staring into a laptop wondering where your assistant is, and why you don’t have a stack of paper in front of you.

Media & Entertainment

What will Covid-19 mean for AVOD, SVOD & pay TV?

By Maria Rua Aguete 23 Mar 2020

Broadcasters and streamers are preparing for a deluge in viewing as country-wide lockdowns across Europe and beyond come into force, leaving captive audiences at home. Maria Rua Aguete, exec director at analyst giant and TBI sibling Omdia, explores what might play out.

Media & Entertainment

COVID-19 impact on media coverage of sports

By Tim Westcott 19 Mar 2020

As governments around the world bring in measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions of mass gatherings of spectators have forced the cancellation or postponement of a series of major sporting events.   

Displays

Coronavirus may force TV makers to cut panel demand in Q2

19 Mar 2020

Television makers that had been planning to significantly boost their display panel purchasing in the second quarter now may be forced to curb their ambitions as concerns rise over a potential coronavirus-driven recession.  

Media & Entertainment

Tencent’s Q4 results reflect international expansion

By Chenyu Cui 19 Mar 2020

Tencent reported that online games revenue reached RMB30.3billion, representing a 25% growth year-over-year.

Media & Entertainment

The impact of COVID-19 on the global cinema business (as at 18/3/20)

By David Hancock 18 Mar 2020

In the USA, Regal, AMC and Cinemark (the three largest cinema circuits) are closing all locations from 18th March until further notice.  

Media & Entertainment

Universal Pictures breaks windows arrangement for COVID-19 period

By David Hancock 17 Mar 2020

In an unprecedented move, US studio Universal Pictures is offering its current theatrical releases to on-demand services, making them available at the same time as their theatrical release as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  

Media & Entertainment

Plague Inc. the most-downloaded premium app in Italy and USA amidst coronavirus outbreak

By Louise Shorthouse 16 Mar 2020

Ndemic Creations’ strategy simulation game Plague Inc. challenges players to spread a deadly virus across the globe.

Media & Entertainment

The impact of COVID-19 on the global cinema business (as at 13/3/20)

By David Hancock 13 Mar 2020

This week has seen further movement in the spread of COVID-19 and its effect on the cinema business.