Why Entertainment Stocks Soared by Double Digits Tuesday

| April 7, 2020

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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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Indigenous Media

Indigenous Media is an award-winning next generation studio, creating transcendent content for every screen, from native digital content to film and television. Platform trailblazers, the company has produced such groundbreaking programming as Five Points,an upcoming original scripted drama series for Facebook Watch; 60 Second Docs, the top social publisher of exclusively original content on Facebook; Sickhouse, the first scripted feature film released in real-time on Snapchat; and WIGS, one of the first YouTube-funded channels, featuring female-centric scripted series. In partnership with Conde Nast Entertainment, the studio is also discovering emerging film and TV talent through our incubator programs, The Big Script and Project Her. Indigenous Media was founded by iconic filmmakers, Jon Avnet (Black Swan, Justified, Risky Business), Rodrigo Garcia (In Treatment, Albert Nobbs, Mother & Child) and Jake Avnet (Sickhouse).

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Best game streaming services of 2020

Article | March 12, 2020

Game streaming services are all the rage at the moment, providing gamers with a way to instantly stream a library of games from PCs, Macs and mobile devices via the internet. But while the idea of streaming games to your phone sounds appealing, there’s more to it than that; not all game streaming services are created equal, and the offering can vary wildly between the various services. But that’s where we at Tech Advisor come in; we’ve already been using the various game streaming services available in 2020.

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The crowd still matters for live sports broadcasting

Article | March 12, 2020

At opposite sides of the globe, two top-flight international football events have kicked off over the last week. In semi-vaccinated Europe the month-long Euro 2020 tournament began on Friday June 11th, with 11 countries hosting the competition across Europe. On Sunday June 13th in Brazil (a country which had now lost nearly half a million lives to COVID-19) the 2021 Copa America kicked off, with the final taking place on July 10th2021. While Euro 2020 is taking place in front of reduced capacity crowds of fans in stadiums, the Copa America is being played behind closed doors with entire participating national delegations required to be vaccinated, and delegations limited to 65 members. Euro 2020’s official motto ‘Live it. For Real’ can be taken as a declaration of intent to host a top-flight mass sporting event as close to pre-pandemic conditions as feasibly possible. The criteria for live spectator participation for UEFA (the event organisers) was key to this. UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin confirmed the importance of live spectators at matches in an interview back in March where he stated "We have several scenarios, but the one guarantee we can make is that the option of playing any Euro 2020 match in an empty stadium is off the table. Every host must guarantee there will be fans at their games."

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Should You Buy A PSVR In 2020?

Article | March 12, 2020

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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Which VR headsets can you actually buy at the launch of Half-Life: Alyx?

Article | March 12, 2020

Valve released the Index in 2019. It’s a high-powered, tethered VR headset that relies on Lighthouses to position itself in your playing space, even if you’re sitting down to play. This headset is compatible with older Lighthouse base stations made for the original HTC Vive, so you can save some money if you already own them or can find them for cheap. Valve’s own second-generation base stations have better range, and at $149 per unit, they currently don’t cost much more than the new price for first-generation base stations.

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Indigenous Media

Indigenous Media is an award-winning next generation studio, creating transcendent content for every screen, from native digital content to film and television. Platform trailblazers, the company has produced such groundbreaking programming as Five Points,an upcoming original scripted drama series for Facebook Watch; 60 Second Docs, the top social publisher of exclusively original content on Facebook; Sickhouse, the first scripted feature film released in real-time on Snapchat; and WIGS, one of the first YouTube-funded channels, featuring female-centric scripted series. In partnership with Conde Nast Entertainment, the studio is also discovering emerging film and TV talent through our incubator programs, The Big Script and Project Her. Indigenous Media was founded by iconic filmmakers, Jon Avnet (Black Swan, Justified, Risky Business), Rodrigo Garcia (In Treatment, Albert Nobbs, Mother & Child) and Jake Avnet (Sickhouse).

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