M&E Journal: Applying Machine Learning and Analytics to Maximize the Value of Your Media Assets

| March 12, 2019

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Digital has disintermediated content creators, distributors, and consumers, overturning traditional media business models. Strategy Analytics estimates that the total market revenue for global TV, video subscriptions and advertising will grow by nearly $70 billion from 2017 to 2022, with 90 percent of that growth coming from OTT alone.Audiences, meanwhile, will continue to expect a steady stream of high-quality content for a variety of screens and form factors. In this context, M&E firms are looking not just for cost-saving efficiencies, but for new revenue streams for their content in these new direct-to-consumer mediums.

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Janson Media, Inc.

Established in 1989, Janson Media is an independent media company based in New York, specializing in Worldwide Digital, VOD, Television, and Non-Theatrical distribution. The company has licensed content to virtually every country in the world, and its clients include major digital video platforms, broadcasters, and home-entertainment companies. Janson Media’s digital distribution reaches tens of millions of consumers around the world via its direct relationships with such major digital video platforms as Amazon, YouTube, Netflix, iTunes, Twitch, Hulu, Facebook, and others.Janson Media’s Rights Portfolio features over 14,000 hours of exclusive content available for worldwide distribution or licensing to specific markets or platforms. Content includes standalone films and documentaries, and episodic television content in most genres. In addition to partnerships with traditional producers of film and TV IPs, the portfolio includes a growing library of content designed for digital platfor

OTHER ARTICLES

Super-bundle plans reportedly missing from Apple Music’s new deals

Article | March 14, 2020

This is the ‘super-bundle’ that we (and the wider industry) have been speculating about ever since Apple revealed plans to launch subscription services for video, news and games – Apple TV+, Apple News+ and Apple Arcade respectively. From Apple’s point of view (not to mention its customers’) a single, discounted subscription covering its range of services makes a lot of sense. Music rightsholders are wary, however, with plenty of uncertainty around how the royalties from such a super-bundle would be divided between the different forms of entertainment.

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MEDIA AND BROADCASTING

Music and podcasts are competing for the same time

Article | March 14, 2020

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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Why Entertainment Stocks Soared by Double Digits Tuesday

Article | March 14, 2020

If that does happen, Cinemark and AMC Entertainment might reopen their theaters for the traditional blockbuster summer movie season. AMC CEO Adam Aron hopes customers can return by mid-June, and analysts at B. Riley even upgraded Cinemark to a buy and noted the company should be able to "control cash flow and get through this shutdown period without any adverse liquidity events."

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VIRTUALIZATION

Netflix versus Amazon Prime Video – depth versus breadth

Article | March 14, 2020

The first half of 2021 has been a year of continued change and disruption for subscription video. The global incumbent subscription video on demand (SVOD) leaders, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, have been busy signalling to the financial markets how they intend to entrench their market dominance in light of the ongoing market acquisition pushes unleashed by the D2C disruptors following the D2C ‘big bang’ moment of Q4 2019 – Q2 2021. Netflix announced in January that it was no longer going to borrow on the financial markets to fund its day-to-day operations – specifically for its content acquisition budget, which is now driven predominately by commissioning original content for its service. This leaves the SVOD leader with $14.9 billion of outstanding long-term debt to service as it seeks to live within its means by commissioning future content from its ongoing cashflow. In Q1 2021 alone Netflix spent $500 million on servicing this debt pile versus $1.7 billion in net income generated over the same period.

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Spotlight

Janson Media, Inc.

Established in 1989, Janson Media is an independent media company based in New York, specializing in Worldwide Digital, VOD, Television, and Non-Theatrical distribution. The company has licensed content to virtually every country in the world, and its clients include major digital video platforms, broadcasters, and home-entertainment companies. Janson Media’s digital distribution reaches tens of millions of consumers around the world via its direct relationships with such major digital video platforms as Amazon, YouTube, Netflix, iTunes, Twitch, Hulu, Facebook, and others.Janson Media’s Rights Portfolio features over 14,000 hours of exclusive content available for worldwide distribution or licensing to specific markets or platforms. Content includes standalone films and documentaries, and episodic television content in most genres. In addition to partnerships with traditional producers of film and TV IPs, the portfolio includes a growing library of content designed for digital platfor

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