New M&E Industry Advances Put Viewer in Charge

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Between the sessions at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media Communications and Entertainment Conference and IBC, it’s obvious that folks aren’t just coming to play (think Field of Dreams). They are determined to annihilate their opponent(s).  Studio/network execs were ecstatic when Disney’s Igor told the world they were taking their major toys (Disney Motion Picture Group, Marvel, ESPN, and players to be named at a later date) – away from Hastings Netflix to do their own thing late next year.

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Games video creators can help attract new audiences to esports, if rights holders empower them to

Article | June 14, 2021

Those who have been following MIDiA’s games coverage for a while will have seen our posts about the growth problem of esports and suggestions around putting focus on the entertainment angle, rather than just on the sports angle, in order to most effectively capitalise on the opportunity. We have known for a while that esports viewers are only a subset of the broader games-related video viewing audience.We also know that esports audiences enjoy live entertainment in general, more so than many other entertainment consumer segments. MIDiA’s Q1 2021 consumer survey enabled us to dive deeper into how this opportunity can be approached. As a part of our upcoming Esports Viewer Dossier 2021 update, we have looked at the esports viewers, in comparison to consumers who say they watch games-related videos but not esports. The former represents the current state of play, while the latter represents esports’ potential audience growth opportunity.

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Should You Buy A PSVR In 2020?

Article | June 14, 2021

At 5+ million units sold, Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) is thought to be the most successful VR headset on the market. The kit’s had a great run since launch in 2016, but should you buy a PSVR in 2020? Just under two years ago, we stated that you should “definitely” buy a PSVR in holiday promotions. The price, paired with a growing library of games, made it an easy recommendation. But this industry moves quickly and there are a lot of new factors that complicate the question of if PSVR remains a worthy purchase.

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The Big Fashion Industry Trends for 2021

Article | June 14, 2021

Last year the luxury fashion sector saw a lot of online chatter around men’s fashion, and some of the biggest conversation triggers were the same social movement – breaking gender stereotypes and fighting against toxic masculinity. Many brands and celebrities joined this cause last year and spread their influence through fashion and pop culture.

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How 5G Could Revolutionize the Gaming Industry

Article | June 14, 2021

The much-anticipated rollout of 5G technology is expected to completely change the way we play on our phones and it will likely be a huge boost for the entire gaming industry as well. In a recently published study by Paysafe, the company argues that the rollout of the updated mobile data service will have a “profound” impact on mobile gaming, including sports betting—which is an industry that has really taken off in the recent years and has actually become a substantial part of the gambling industry. Paysafe is the payment service behind famous online transactions brands like Skrill, Neteller, and Paysafecard, all of which are used on almost all websites that offer these types of transactions

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