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Cineworld Nears Bankruptcy » FilmTake
03/16/2020
Cineworld Nears Bankruptcy » FilmTake

Cineworld Nears Bankruptcy » FilmTake

As the coronavirus threatens to close movie theaters in the US and beyond, Cineworld has warned that there is “significant doubt about the group’s ability to continue as a going concern.”

The Paradox of Choice » FilmTake
03/09/2020
The Paradox of Choice » FilmTake

The Paradox of Choice » FilmTake

The major studios sabotaged the dream of a la carte programming and are now attempting to transform streaming into cable television via an ethernet connection instead of coaxial.

Yet Another AT&T Video Service » FilmTake
03/05/2020
Yet Another AT&T Video Service » FilmTake

Yet Another AT&T Video Service » FilmTake

AT&T released its answer to subscriber losses with an all-new set-top service called AT&T TV, not to be confused with a plethora of other options. The basic package includes 100 channels.

AVOD Market Heats Up » FilmTake
02/27/2020
AVOD Market Heats Up » FilmTake

AVOD Market Heats Up » FilmTake

Several media companies are holding discussions to acquire advertising-supported video streaming services. Fox Corp is in talks with Tubi, and NBCUniversal is considering Vudu.

PayTV Subscriber Freefall » FilmTake
02/24/2020
PayTV Subscriber Freefall » FilmTake

PayTV Subscriber Freefall » FilmTake

Traditional pay television subscribers are in freefall—the rate of subscribers canceling their service accelerated by more than 70% last year.

AVOD Streaming Gains Ground » FilmTake
02/17/2020
AVOD Streaming Gains Ground » FilmTake

AVOD Streaming Gains Ground » FilmTake

AVOD is gaining ground on SVOD in the United States. The proportion of television viewership that is through streaming services has almost doubled since 2018.

Netflix Wins Over France » FilmTake
02/13/2020
Netflix Wins Over France » FilmTake

Netflix Wins Over France » FilmTake

Streaming giant Netflix officially opened its latest non-US office in Paris last month, signaling a deeper commitment to Europe. Netflix now has four offices in Europe.

Cord-Cutting Gains Momentum » FilmTake
02/11/2020
Cord-Cutting Gains Momentum » FilmTake

Cord-Cutting Gains Momentum » FilmTake

In the fourth quarter, two million US subscribers cut the cord on traditional television packages from AT&T, Comcast, Charter, and Verizon, up from 1.7 million in the third quarter.

Netflix Results Are In » FilmTake
02/10/2020
Netflix Results Are In » FilmTake

Netflix Results Are In » FilmTake

Netflix missed its subscriber forecast in the US and Canada. Despite that, the streamer beat its overseas estimate of 7 million by adding 8.33 million.

Disney Aims At Netflix » FilmTake
02/06/2020
Disney Aims At Netflix » FilmTake

Disney Aims At Netflix » FilmTake

Disney+ nearly triples its subscriber base since launching in November. Through January, the streaming service has 28.6 million subscribers, up from 10 million weeks after it debuted.

Sundance Heats Up » FilmTake
01/28/2020
Sundance Heats Up » FilmTake

Sundance Heats Up » FilmTake

After a slow start to the 35th annual Sundance Film Festival, the weekend produced a handful of sizable deals, including from Amazon Studios, Searchlight Pictures, and Lionsgate.

Sundance Slumps » FilmTake
01/27/2020
Sundance Slumps » FilmTake

Sundance Slumps » FilmTake

Deal activity is muted so far at this year's festival despite claims that producers and sales agents were withholding their best films at TIFF in September to introduce at Sundance.

Netflix Results Are In » FilmTake
01/22/2020
Netflix Results Are In » FilmTake

Netflix Results Are In » FilmTake

Netflix missed its subscriber forecast in the US and Canada. Despite that, the streamer beat its overseas estimate of 7 million by adding 8.33 million.

Netflix Shatters Glass Ceiling » FilmTake
01/21/2020
Netflix Shatters Glass Ceiling » FilmTake

Netflix Shatters Glass Ceiling » FilmTake

Netflix shocked most industry observers by receiving a leading 24 Academy Award nominations, more than any other distributor, including two for Best Picture.

Will Sundance Boom or Bust? » FilmTake
01/20/2020
Will Sundance Boom or Bust? » FilmTake

Will Sundance Boom or Bust? » FilmTake

After a lackluster Sundance in 2018, last year was full of mega-deals, especially by Netflix and Amazon. Buyers spent over $120 million acquiring rights to some 40 films.

Apple TV+ Disappoints » FilmTake
01/16/2020
Apple TV+ Disappoints » FilmTake

Apple TV+ Disappoints » FilmTake

After the abysmal start to Apple's new streaming service, the company is searching for relevance with a new leader and a strategic acquisition.

Production Battle of Britain » FilmTake
01/15/2020
Production Battle of Britain » FilmTake

Production Battle of Britain » FilmTake

There is a mad rush by the most significant content creators, especially streaming services, to utilize the production infrastructure in England as a base of European operations.

Georgia Tax Credits Draw Scrutiny » FilmTake
01/13/2020
Georgia Tax Credits Draw Scrutiny » FilmTake

Georgia Tax Credits Draw Scrutiny » FilmTake

Last week the auditor for the state of Georgia released a report calling into question the value of the state's popular film and television production credit program.

NEW: Film Producer Series » FilmTake
01/13/2020
NEW: Film Producer Series » FilmTake

NEW: Film Producer Series » FilmTake

The all-new Film Producer Series bundles together several financial intelligence reports to provide a comprehensive overview of all-rights distribution markets, as well as PayTV and SVOD content licensing.

Sony Shutters Streaming Service » FilmTake
01/09/2020
Sony Shutters Streaming Service » FilmTake

Sony Shutters Streaming Service » FilmTake

Sony Pictures is shutting down its PlayStation Vue streaming television service in the first quarter of 2020. Rising content costs and a plethora of choices have made the service untenable.

NEW: Netflix Film Rate Card Report » FilmTake
01/07/2020
NEW: Netflix Film Rate Card Report » FilmTake

NEW: Netflix Film Rate Card Report » FilmTake

Accurately estimate streaming revenue for feature films in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada with unprecedented access to licensing rate cards and terms from three Netflix agreements. Whether preparing projections, vetting accounting reports, or calculating revenue estimates, the Net...

Box Office Declines » FilmTake
01/07/2020
Box Office Declines » FilmTake

Box Office Declines » FilmTake

The box office in North America was down almost 5% from 2018 even after rising ticket prices, and despite a slew of mega-budget franchise films being released.

Netflix Claims Originals Win Out » FilmTake
01/01/2020
Netflix Claims Originals Win Out » FilmTake

Netflix Claims Originals Win Out » FilmTake

Netflix continues to publicize unsubstantiated claims that its original films and shows outperform third-party content contrary to all independent research.

Cinema Consolidation » FilmTake
12/26/2019
Cinema Consolidation » FilmTake

Cinema Consolidation » FilmTake

British film exhibitor Cineworld is now the largest theater chain in North America after buying out Canada's Cineplex for $1.65 billion, which was a whopping 42% premium.

Streaming in America [Part One] » FilmTake
12/18/2019
Streaming in America [Part One] » FilmTake

Streaming in America [Part One] » FilmTake

Since first delivering DVDs to homes via the postal service, Netflix has come to dominate the SVOD market. The streamer has 67 million subscribers in North America, which takes its total to nearly 160 million worldwide.

Netflix Takes Europe » FilmTake
12/09/2019
Netflix Takes Europe » FilmTake

Netflix Takes Europe » FilmTake

To gain a global content edge, Netflix has set into motion a EU production boom with plans to produce over 225 films and shows in Europe. Netflix currently controls 53% of the SVOD market in Europe.

Streaming Bout » FilmTake
12/05/2019
Streaming Bout » FilmTake

Streaming Bout » FilmTake

The streaming bout between Netflix and traditional media companies for the world’s online video subscribers is well underway.

Netflix Outspends » FilmTake
12/04/2019
Netflix Outspends » FilmTake

Netflix Outspends » FilmTake

Netflix is spending lavishly as the company prepares for new streaming competition and the inevitable exodus of major studio content.

NEW: Netflix Europe Rate Series » FilmTake
11/27/2019
NEW: Netflix Europe Rate Series » FilmTake

NEW: Netflix Europe Rate Series » FilmTake

The Netflix Europe Rate Series includes exclusive licensing rate cards to help you accurately value film and series content in several EU territories.

Studio Cartels in Europe » FilmTake
11/27/2019
Studio Cartels in Europe » FilmTake

Studio Cartels in Europe » FilmTake

The studio cartel system continues to thrive in Europe even after several seemingly disruptive interventions by the European Commission.

Netflix Europe Rate Series » FilmTake
11/25/2019
Netflix Europe Rate Series » FilmTake

Netflix Europe Rate Series » FilmTake

The Netflix Europe Rate Series includes exclusive licensing rate cards to help you accurately value film and series content in several EU territories.

Hollywood Set to Own Theaters Again » FilmTake
11/21/2019
Hollywood Set to Own Theaters Again » FilmTake

Hollywood Set to Own Theaters Again » FilmTake

The Department of Justice in the United States is preparing to allow Hollywood studios to own film theaters once again. This decision would reverse 70 years of anti-trust law that was implemented in 1948, which is known as the Paramount decrees.

How Amazon Releases Films » FilmTake
11/20/2019
How Amazon Releases Films » FilmTake

How Amazon Releases Films » FilmTake

Amazon Studios has relied on traditional distribution practices to foster greater collaboration with gatekeepers in Hollywood. However, after playing second fiddle to Netflix for the better part of a decade, Amazon is changing its theatrical strategy stateside.

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