GREEN HASSON JANKS FALL 2016 ENTERTAINMENT REPORT

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The entertainment and media industry is moving quickly, driven by technology and industry disrupters. We cannot predict the future, but we have assembled a stellar group of industry experts to share their knowledge and expectations on the topic of monetization and globalization. I am proud of my team’s authorship of our 4th annual whitepaper, and found it to be an important read on where we are heading as an industry and as a profession.

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Roku Inc.

Roku pioneered streaming for the TV, and we aspire to power every TV in the world. Roku has nearly 21 million monthly active accounts as of the end of Q1 2018.We developed a streaming platform that delivers a best-in-class user experience. At the heart of the Roku platform is our proprietary operating system, the Roku OS, which we built from the ground up. We believe that all television will be streamed, and that all TVs and set-top-boxes will be powered by software-based operating systems that provide a dramatically better user experience than has existed historically for the TV.

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VIRTUALIZATION

Applications of Virtual Reality in Healthcare

Article | June 21, 2021

Our healthcare system has never been pit against an enemy such as Covid 19, forcing us to look for innovative solutions that make global healthcare more flexible and future-ready for such disruptions. Global Healthcare is turning to Virtual Reality, which certainly makes for a lucrative prospect for the future. It is helping in better preparing our healthcare systems for pandemics and global health crises, such as the one we face now. And while other industries are jumping on the VR wagon, hospitals, medical institutions, and healthcare tech companies are adapting to VR space equally well.

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MEDIA AND BROADCASTING

Why video streaming needs to stop fighting the last consumer war

Article | May 28, 2021

Video streaming services have achieved mainstream engagement, with binge viewing now eclipsing linear TV viewing as the leading form of TV show consumption. While the digital disruptors may revel in their newfound status as the masters of TV consumption, and the TV and film industry are forced to adapt to this new reality, a subtler shift in mindset needs to occur. Streaming services, led by subscription video on demand (SVOD) hegemon Netflix, still operate in the mindset of having a digital native consumer base. For these streaming incumbents, the success of SVOD still rests upon their ability to appeal to younger consumer bases who have a) grown up in a digital environment, and b) are by definition young and eager for new and constantly evolving consumer experiences. Add to this the post-second world war presumption that popular entertainment should always be youth-centric focused, and streaming is still de-facto a youth-orientated proposition.

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MEDIA AND BROADCASTING

FILM PRODUCERS FLIP BARGAINING TABLE WITH UNIONIZING EFFORT

Article | May 21, 2021

Movie producers often find themselves negotiating with talent and crew members, and/or their production union representatives, over pay and benefits. But a group of 108 producers flipped the script Thursday in announcing they were looking to form a union of their own.Higher minimum pay and health benefits were cited as the two major reasons. While the group, called the Producers Union, boasts some heavy hitters such as Chris Moore (Manchester by the Sea) and Rebecca Green (It Follows), they made it clear that the traditional image of a Hollywood producer is misleading. Many are just getting by, project to project, looking for a breakout hit to up their quote. According to a survey released this year, 41% of producers made less than $25,000 in the pre-pandemic boom times of 2019. The Producers Union has developed a constitution with provisions for dues and diversity initiatives, with the aim of eventually negotiating a collective bargaining agreement with distributors and other film financiers. Previous efforts by producers to unionize have been thwarted by the courts and the National Labor Relations Board, according to Variety, as the NLRB saw them as supervisors and employers – which creates a high barrier to organizing.

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Music and podcasts are competing for the same time

Article | May 28, 2021

The pandemic changed media consumption.Consumers acquired an extra 12% of entertainment timeand though everything was up, some categories grew much faster than others. One of the biggest gainers was spoken word audio, with podcasts and audiobooks seeing dramatic rises and while music hours grew too, the increase was below 12%, which means that music lost share. In the current entertainment environment of plenty this may be an academic concern, but when life returns to some form of normality (commutes, going out, gyms etc.) some or all of that extra 12% of entertainment time will go, which means that growing by less than the market average could translate into decline.

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Roku Inc.

Roku pioneered streaming for the TV, and we aspire to power every TV in the world. Roku has nearly 21 million monthly active accounts as of the end of Q1 2018.We developed a streaming platform that delivers a best-in-class user experience. At the heart of the Roku platform is our proprietary operating system, the Roku OS, which we built from the ground up. We believe that all television will be streamed, and that all TVs and set-top-boxes will be powered by software-based operating systems that provide a dramatically better user experience than has existed historically for the TV.

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