Media and Entertainment Industry Outlook 2018

| February 8, 2018

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The media and entertainment outlook highlights industry trends and makes predictions on future digital developments that may drive growth for the media and entertainment industry—or derail it.  

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What's Next for Virtual Reality? An Insider Weighs In

Article | February 23, 2020

Depending on who (and when) you asked, you might have heard virtual reality (VR) described as either "the next big thing" or "dead in the water." The technology generated huge excitement in the lead-up to its major consumer debut, but was quickly written off in some quarters after hardware sales fell short of expectations. The platform now seems to be on the verge of getting its second wind, and momentum has recast claims of the display medium's demise as premature -- but there's still plenty of debate about what comes next.

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IDC:AR/VR market will still see eventual growth in 2020

Article | February 23, 2020

AR/VR market will see a 10.5% decline in the first quarter of 2020, followed by a 24.1% decline in the second due to supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, according to IDC.However, IDC’s ‘Worldwide Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker’ states that assuming production ramps back up by midyear, a rebound in the second half of 2020 will result in total shipments of nearly 7.1 million units for the year, up 23.6% from 2019. Long-term growth will be strong throughout the forecast period with shipments growing to 76.7 million units in 2024, resulting in a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 81.5%.

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Apple to Buy NextVR from Best Virtual Reality Platforms

Article | February 23, 2020

Technology giant Apple plans to take NextVR, one of the best platforms, by showing that it continues to work on virtual reality. NextVR was transferring important events over virtual reality today. Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies will undoubtedly be among the most used technologies in the future. Studies on this subject have been going on for years, but we still have not fully seen what this technology can do. For this reason, the virtual reality industry has not matured yet today. Apple has long been working on virtual reality and augmented reality.

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The productisation of music rights

Article | February 23, 2020

News that New York-based Pershing Square Tontine Holdings is planning to acquire 10% of UMGis the latest in a wave of financial transactions in the music rights space. Alongside this, Believe’s impending IPO has the potential to be one of the biggest things to happen to the independent music sector in some time, and comes as part of a wave of IPOs (e.g.WMG,UMG), SPACs (e.g.Anghami,Reservoir) and no end of catalogue funds and acquisition vehicles. This trend, with good cause, has been referred to as the ‘financialisation of music’ but that only captures part of what is at play here. This is more than simply an influx of capital and debt; financial institutions are now becoming part of the plumbing of the music business, and in turn they are changing the definition of what constitutes success. This shift in objectives and desired outcomes has the potential to rebalance how the music industry operates.

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Uproxx is a news and culture platform for the digital generation. Our team delivers a mix of long-form and short-form news, entertainment, music, and sports content. Shorter pieces provide trending news that people want to know about delivered in an authentic, distinctive voice. Longer stories shade in missing details, answer bigger questions, and/or expand the reader’s knowledge base. No matter the platform (video, audio, photo, written), expect Uproxx to deliver cultural reference and connection points you likely won’t find anywhere else.

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