In May 2019, the French Pay-TV giant, Canal+ announced that it had acquired the Luxembourg-based Pay-TV operator, M7 Group, from a private equity firm Astorg Partners for €1bn. The transaction is expected to close in September 2019. As noted by the CEO of M7 Group, Hans Troelstra, the acquisition is mutually beneficial; it will provide M7 with access to the content creation and channel publishing capabilities of Canal+. M7 Group will continue to manage all of its operations from its Luxembourg headquarters.
IABM Business Intelligence (BI) Regional Reports provide IABM members with insight into the latest broadcast and media industry developments for a specific region. Over the course of each year, these reports build into a full overview of all the major regional markets around the world.
Report Contents and Structure
The analysis is undertaken by our Head of Insight and Analysis, Lorenzo Zanni, Principal Analyst, Riikka Koponen and Research Analyst, Chiara Raucci. The report includes the latest news and research findings across a variety of topics, including:
- Business Environment
- Broadcast and Media Technology Industry
- Media Technology Demand Drivers
Article by By Larry Johnson (Global Director, Media & Entertainment – Oracle)
I’m a movie junkie. I went to UCLA film school, did graduate work in media studies, and early on worked as a development executive at 21stCentury Fox. Most weekends I see three or four movies in theaters.
Now I work in technology, and I’m witnessing firsthand its transformative effect on the media and entertainment industry. Technology is enabling the democratization of content—access any time, anywhere, on any device—and the impact on media and entertainment company business models and consumer interactions is deep and far-reaching.
Recently I spoke with media and entertainment expert Jukka Paajanen, a cloud solution hub senior director at Oracle, about the opportunities and challenges emerging technology presents to the industry. Here are excerpts from our conversation:
Can pay TV providers really compete and win against the more nimble, over-the-top (OTT) content providers such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video? Yes, they can. But to do so, they must focus on customer experience. In this presentation, Olivier Jorda, Global Media & Entertainment Director – Industry Solution Group, Oracle, discusses how combining emerging technologies such as IOT, AI, mobile, chatbot, and remote video support with modern digital customer management can deliver the next generation capabilities of digital home services to improve customer experience while reducing cost-to-serve.
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IABM Regional Report - Latin America Published January 2019 Contents Introduction Report Contents and Structure Market Overview Business Environment The Broadcast & Media Industry Overview Key Stakeholders Media Technology Demand Drivers Transition to Digital Broadcasting Transition to HD and UHD OTT and Multi-Platform Delivery Introduction IABM Business Intelligence (BI) Regional Reports provide IABM members with insight into the latest broadcast and media industry developments for a specific region. Over the course of each year, these reports build into a full overview of all the major regional markets around the world. Report Contents and Structure The analysis is undertaken by our Head of Insight & Analysis, Lorenzo Zanni, Principal Analyst, Riikka Koponen and Research Analyst, Chiara Raucci. The report includes the latest news and research findings across a variety of topics, including: Business Environment Broadcast and Media Technology Industry Media Technology Demand Drivers Market Overview Business Environment According to the IMF in October 2018, annual GDP growth in Latin America and the Caribbean was 1.2% In the current scenario, there is a series of internal and external factors that conditioned the evolution of the level of indebtedness of the region in 2018 In 2018, the inflation rate in Latin America (LATAM)...
Meet one of the world’s global creative talents, writer and director Steven Knight. He’s creator and executive producer of ‘Peaky Blinders’ set here in Birmingham – a BBC drama which has become a Netflix hit.
This article is from The IABM Business Intelligence Digest from December 2017. The full report can be viewed here Middle East and Africa (MEA) is a vast region, home to many different ethnicities and nationalities. It includes countries such as the GCC states that have living standards comparable with North America and Europe. Africa’s standards of living still lag behind most of the world’s and its technology infrastructure is largely underdeveloped. Therefore, the transition to digital broadcasting represents the most important driver of broadcast and media technology spending in Sub-Saharan Africa with other transitions (HDTV, 4K/ UHD, OTT) still at early stages. Due to these differences in development, while describing the Middle East and Africa region, we will often make separate observations for the Middle East and North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. As mentioned above, in the business environment section, the geopolitical turmoil has done little to promote business confidence in the region. However, the situation continues to improve in certain nations as governments adopt policies promoting business and investment to encourage development. Moreover, oil prices have struggled to gain momentum in the global market, adversely affecting oil-exporting countries. The Middle East and Africa region has a large proportion of...
This article is from The IABM Business Intelligence Digest from June 2018. The full report can be viewed here The majority of the countries that make up the APAC region are considered as emerging broadcast and media technology markets. However, developed economies such as Japan and Australia can be considered as more mature broadcast and media technology markets. It is important to note that the APAC region is very diverse with countries at different stages of development, which means the industry will differ depending on the country being considered. Although the region has the greatest growth potential in the world, the challenges in the business and political environment in certain countries may deter investment. The developed economies in the region lead development in the industry, while most of the developing countries lack the infrastructure and resources required to develop broadcast and media. Some countries in APAC are undergoing the transition to digital broadcasting and HD, while others have already transitioned with spending focused on adopting cutting-edge technologies, including UHD and ATSC 3.0. Therefore, the region presents a range of opportunities for suppliers of broadcast and media technology. [caption id="attachment_63089" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Source: World Bank[/caption] Across the region, living standards and...