Welcome to our COVID-19 Information Hub. Here you will find a regularly updated list of assistance programs for workers and businesses in Canada’s screen-based industries, as well as news from the CMF and information on the impact of COVID-19 on our industry. The CMF will continue to be a reliable partner in service to our industry. You can count on us.
The COVID-19 global pandemic is affecting the employees, businesses and freelancers that make up Canada’s screen-based industries.
However, help is available. Here’s a list of assistance programs that are at your disposal from organizations at the federal, provincial or territorial, and municipal levels. This information will be updated regularly throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
For information on federal support to businesses, go to the Government of Canada COVID-19 Economic Response Plan.
If you are an employed or self-employed Canadian and are directly affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).
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Parent companies that have received support – either directly or indirectly through their subsidiaries – in 2017-18, 2018-19 or 2019-20 are eligible to receive funding following a formula outlined in the criteria, with caps ranging between $200K and $800K.
The flexibility measures are designed to give eligible applicants and broadcasters additional latitude in accessing the CMF’s existing programs and navigating its policies and administrative practices.
The Government of Canada will contribute $88.8M to the CMF and $27M to Telefilm. Details of how this new funding will be allocated and disbursed will be announced as soon as possible.
$115.8 million to support the audiovisual sector, to be distributed by the CMF ($88.8 million) and Telefilm Canada ($27 million). Click here for more information on Canadian Heritage funding support during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Thursday, May 7 at 2:30 pm ET, the CMPA will host a free webinar for its members with Nathalie Clermont, VP Programs and Business Development and Rod Butler, Director Programs and Policy.
Presented by DOC on April 23 at 1:00 PM EST. Nathalie Clermont, VP Programs and Business Development at CMF to participate.
Prime Minister Trudeau today announced that the Government of Canada will provide an additional $500M to Canadian Heritage to support the arts, culture and sports sectors.
Valerie Creighton to participate along with Claude Joli-Coeur and Christa Dickenson. Webinar is on April 16th at 12:30pm EDT.
The online resource is meant to help the workers and businesses of Canada’s screen-based industries navigate these uncertain times.
CMF will continue to provide stability, predictability, and — where needed — flexibility to ensure our industry can thrive.
A letter from President and CEO, Valerie Creighton with updates on CMF's response to COVID-19.
This national survey will help quantify the scope of the financial impact of the ongoing crisis on the Canadian screen-based sector.
As the impact of the virus continues to grow rapidly, the taskforce wants to highlight its commitment to supporting the Canadian screen-based industry.
Starting today, the CMF team will be working remotely to protect each other, our clients, and our community. All business will be carried out remotely.
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The Manitoba Media Production Industry COVID-19 Health and Safety Guide provides recommendations and best practices regarding implementation of the distancing, cleaning, hygiene, and related practices required by Manitoba Government regulation.
Barclays analyst says growth has been slower for AVOD than for ad-free services.
Filming live-action shows during COVID-19: kids TV producer Sarah Haasz plans to cut costs by using TFO’s real-time virtual reality studio Luv.
According to Leichtman Research Group, 53% of adults in US TV households are watching more TV per day.
Cineworld’s acquisition of Canada’s Cineplex has been delayed.
The ShopHere program helps build online stores for small businesses and artists in a short time.
Telus launched a #StandWithOwners social media campaign asking Canadians to highlight small businesses.
Advertisers are asking TV networks for more flexibility as they face the COVID-19 crisis.
Podcast listening has grown, but shifted as well as people no longer commute.
A taskforce on insurance protection has submitted a proposal for a government-backed fund that may amount to hundreds of millions of pounds.
Themes covered include work health and safety (WHS) laws, risk management, control measures and incident management.
To deal with the impact of COVID-19, Canadian carriers are implementing new measures to cut costs.
India produces up to 2,000 movies per year. The Producer’s Guild Of India submitted its safety protocols for resuming on-set shoots this week.
This is earlier than expected.
The Index of Consumer Confidence increased by 16.2 points in May, after hitting a record low in April.
‘One way businesses can demonstrate the leadership this moment requires is through a continued investment in their people and renewed commitments to safety, equity, diversity, and inclusion.’
In the US, SAG-AFTRA, the DGA and IATSE have yet to agree on a White Paper that will provide guidelines for the resumption of film and television production.
2020 will be a blockbuster year for mobile games and apps, according to App Annie and IDC.
A look at trends in China, Japan, Europe, Australia and Brazil.
Pay-TV subscribers in Q1 2020 are 0.3% higher than in the previous quarter.
56% of pay-TV subscribers spend more time watching TV per day, compared to 45% of non-subscribers.
The parks’ opening is a milestone for Disney economically and a barometer for the gradual reopening of the US economy.
The extensions are for the T2 and T3 statements.
US advertisers cancelled 15% to 25% of the Q3 advertising bought during the 2019-20 upfront.
Kids in the US and UK are seeking more family time and content for co-viewing.
Phones are projected to be most affected, declining 14.6% from 2019.
The company will award grants of more than $5,000 in cash and advertising credits to about 650 small businesses in Toronto, Ottawa-Gatineau, Montreal and Vancouver.
The online hub provides tips and resources for businesses information on available relief measures.
Small to medium-sized businesses, not-for-profit organizations and charities will have access to business advisors.
The program offers forgivable loans to eligible commercial property owners to support small business tenants with rent and meet operating costs.
Sector associations are joining forces to support more than 300 creative companies and video game studios located in Montréal thanks to support from the City of Montréal.
The Government of Canada’s online tool is meant to help Canadians find information about COVID-19 relief benefits that they may be eligible to receive.
According to SuperData Research, game spending has totalled a record-breaking $14.6 billion CAD.
It is the first U.S. state to release official guidelines for getting cameras rolling again amid the pandemic.
While cast and crew are eager to return to work, there are also lingering concerns that the industry isn’t yet ready.
The June 13 event will celebrate the influence of the LGBTQ+ community across music, media and entertainment.
The appointed commissioner will advise on how cultural sectors can recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
“Upon reopening, certain Disneyland Resort theme parks, hotels, restaurants and other locations may be limited in capacity and subject to restricted availability or even closure based on guidance from health experts and government officials.”
The Canadian Export Challenge is a competition for entrepreneurs who are thinking about, working towards, or are already exporting their products or services.
The “Avatar” sequels is the first major films to resume production after the industry-wide pause.
According to Ampere Analysis, disruption to the supply and release of new content can be expected for over a year as a result of production delays caused by Covid-19.
Will reopening entertainment venues enjoy something akin to the baseball rule?
Applications for the Government of Canada’s Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility program are now open.
The Covid-19 crisis seems to accelerate long-term trends.
The rent relieve program is meant to help lower rent for small and medium-sized businesses.
A new survey by Performance Research reveals some surprising changes in popular taste.
A breakouts on some of the markets that are back in action, including Germany, Korea, and Hong Kong.
Apple is said to be seeking to buy in older movies and TV shows to bulk a content library for its Apple TV+. This is a major adjustment to its launch approach.
The Curbside Shorts Filmmaking Challenge invites women and non-binary filmmakers from North America to create a short movie inspired by life during lockdown.
The break in TV and movie production, coupled with concerns about live action filming, could fuel a surging demand for animation and special-effects led content.
The streaming giant has reportedly started to restore its streaming quality in some European countries.
The $6.5 million project could become a blueprint for COVID-19-era productions.
Details on the new coronavirus safety rules agreed by Pact and the UK’s biggest broadcasters, including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky and news broadcaster ITN.
Networks are putting together schedules and hoping for the best.
Following Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy announcement, the Edmonton Screen Industries Office has compiled information to help stakeholders in the screen media industries understand and address the risks of going back to work amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.
Facing uncertainty themselves, advertisers could choose to pull back on their advertising spend this year.
It used to be all about conventions and expos. Now, fandoms convene on Zoom.
Live streaming grew 45 percent between March and April 2020.
According to Tom Lesinski, the movie business could have a “strong comeback” by Q4 2020, a time when TV could be mostly reruns and news.
Poland’s government is finalizing its production safety guidelines and, according to Deadline, will allow productions to resume starting May 18.
The pandemic could have been a huge moment for VR were the technology not still in its infancy.
Could the pandemic be a pivotal moment for sponsorships in esports?
If viewers’ interest in the format was high early in the pandemic, ratings are now falling for remotely-shot shows.
This year, the Banff World Media Festival will consist of a series of “virtual events.”
Only one in five consumer says they “expect to carry on watching more content on streaming services,” says data firm GlobalWebIndex.
“High-end” TV and film shoots will be able to resume in the United Kingdom provided that showrunners and producers implement safety measures, says Deadline.
Kids content creators are seeing revenue drops of over 50 percent in some cases.
Global SVOD subscriptions are predicted to hit almost 1.2 billion by 2025, with the pandemic proving to be a boost for streamers.
Remote-work tech, gaming, streaming, fitness, transport and more ― in a pandemic, some win and some lose.
With Quibi now sitting at the 125th rank in Apple’s listing of the most downloaded free apps, Jeffrey Katzenberg says coronavirus is to blame.
The chatbot is designed to help Toronto residents and businesses with common COVID-19 questions.
A resource to help Canadian entrepreneurs find the right VCs, angels, lenders and government programs in these uncertain times.
Studios keep the pipeline pumped with animation content.
Quebec Francophones in all age groups are watching more TV since the crisis began.
Television viewing continues to be significantly higher than pre-COVID-19 levels.
Download Superawesome’s latest report to learn more about direct-to-digital releases and what they mean for the future of the movie experience for kids and their families.
According to Newzoo, the gaming market will surpass $200 billion by 2023.
Analysts at Ampere Analysis discuss the impact of the pandemic on the entertainment industry.
Parks Associates expects usage of transactional video on-demand to increase significantly in 2020.
The Prime Minister says the program is being extended beyond June to encourage more employers to re-hire staff and kick-start the gradual economic reopening.
Online session on grants and funding available to Ontario digital media companies and creators, May 14th at 11 am EST.
How Canada’s provinces and territories are planning to reopen their economies.
Bell CEO says the telco’s initial 5G network is ready, but Bell is not focusing on 5G at the moment given the COVID-19 crisis.
The event was scheduled from September 24th to 27th, but there are now plans to offer an online event instead.
YouTube leads internet traffic, with over 15% of all traffic on consumer broadband. Netflix is second with over 11%.
Live TV viewing has also increased 25%.
Through VCHOURS, founders and members of Canadian startups can schedule one-on-one calls with participating VCs.
Collision will give 1,000 people who have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19 pandemic free and full access to this year’s virtual event.
Nickelodeon has greenlit new filmed-from-home series led by popular social media infuencers.
The app maker offers an AR solution to experience works of art at home.
The Hot Docs Online Festival will run from May 28 to June 6.
An entirely different kind of film might emerge.
The streamer continues to experience strong growth during the pandemic.
Movie theaters will be kept below full capacity.
Top VCs discuss the new media landscape, where they’re investing and how they’re advising companies in their portfolios.
Consumers are downloading a lot of video games during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the pandemic, consumers in Europe are becoming increasingly receptive to ad-supported video streaming.
Streaming is up 57% globally in Q1 year over year.
Loretta Todd, producer of the APTN children’s series Coyote’s Crazy Smart Science Show, leaned on technology and animation.
Bob Bejan runs global events at Microsoft. He shares what he’s learned about making large-scale online meetings effective.
Kids Insights is noticing changes in children’s habits as the pandemic progresses.
Parrot Analytics has released an industry guide on how to weather the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
COVID-19 has changed broadband usage in significant ways, perhaps permanently.
As movie theatres begin to reopen in the U.S., operators are implementing a host of safety measures to protect their staff and clients.
Disney+, which launched a few months ago, is already in 31% of home.
China-based UYoung cautions other studios to act slowly.
In an interview, Minister of Economic Development Mélanie Joly shared details on the latest commitment to Regional Development Agencies.
Many provinces and territories have yet to provide details on how they will implement the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program.
The new digital festival of gaming events will run from May through August.
Export Development Canada is one of the organizations tasked with bringing COVID-19 relief and support to Canadian businesses through the government’s new BCAP.
That major milestone arrives just five months after TikTok crossed 1.5 billion app downloads.
CBC turned around fresh confinement content in less than a week.
The Locarno Film Festival is the latest summer European festival to cancel its 2020 edition due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The accelerator is shifting to a continuous intake model, meaning startups can begin the accelerator program whenever they need to, instead of waiting for the next cohort.
According to a study from the USC Center for the Digital Future and the IAB, 73% said they will continue higher levels of streaming, TV viewing (68%), texting (67%) and video calls (64%).
To reflect the reality kids are living in today, BBC has commissioned new shows for CBeebies, CBBC and iPlayer, many with a faster turnaround.
Maryam Monsef, minister for women and gender equality and rural economic development said the details will be announced shortly.
With the current coronavirus pandemic driving Canadians indoors and into self-isolation, media consumption has predictably increased across the board.
The Canada Revenue Agency on how the COVID-19 government incentive programs could affect SR&ED claims.
According to Nielsen, the volume of TV and COVID-19 related conversations on Twitter between January and March rose to 40 times the previous rate.
“How can we even conceive of social distancing protocols if we can’t get insurance?” questions the head of UK producers group PACT.
In order to support creators and small business, the option will enable people and Pages to charge for access to events with Facebook Live streams.
The National Association of Theatre Owners says on-demand is not the ‘new normal.’
As people cut spending and travel less, smartphone sales could take a strong hit in 2020.
How prodcos Lopii and Blue Zoo are getting creative to find the right talent.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, movies that debuted online without a theatrical run will be eligible for the Oscars.
Many sports publishers have turned to user-generated clips of amateur athletes sourced from Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.
US telco Verizon says the loss of subscribers reflected the ongoing shift from traditional linear video to over-the-top offerings.
The coalition is asking Congress to update a tax benefit for workers in the entertainment industry that hasn’t been adjusted in nearly 35 years.
A look into UK’s Inward Investment Recovery Group, which is coordinating a widespread consultation with stakeholders about how they can safely get back to work.
Despite the current state of the industry, Wanda Film is betting big on China’s theatrical business.
Titled True Colours Virtual Cinema, the platform will enable festivals and event organizers around the world to program its films during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is not the first time Disney disrupt its release schedule during the lockdown.
The federal government has opened applications for the $73 billion program aimed to prevent job losses and encourage employers to rehire workers.
Titled We Are One: A Global Film Festival, the 10-day digital film festival will include programming curated by representatives from most of the major film festivals around the world including TIFF.
Intended to help during the COVID-19 pandemic, the “targeted funding” will support faster internet in rural, remote and Indigenous communities.
Discovery is taking a do-it-yourself approach to keeping its programming pipeline filled with fresh content.
BAFTA will use its fundraising network to support the UK’s COVID-19 Film & TV Emergency Relief Fund, which ran dry last week after receiving £5M in applications.
The private online market will launch initially on April 29 with Mk2’s latest slate of documentaries.
Sky’s director of drama Cameron Roach said he does not expect shows with overseas shoots or travel elements to be up and running for around 12 months.
VR experiences bring much needed alternate realities during social distancing.
In the last week of March, visits to film piracy sites were up by 57% and visits to TV shows and series piracy sites saw a 29% increase across the same period.
Concerts may be on a hiatus in the “real world,” but those taking place in digital environments draw the attention of millions.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Nielsen says social media app usage has exploded since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Datareportal’s ‘Digital 2020 April Global Statshot Report’ takes a look at the state of digital consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new Childwise report finds the pandemic to be a top-of-mind issue to kids.
A dive into how COVID-19 will impact the youngest generation alive today.
When you factor in the lockdown, working from home, and changes in listening habits, what will the impact of COVID-19 be on podcasting?
Americans’ consumption of steaming content has doubled year-over-year, says Nielsen.
A pandemic-ushered need for flexibility could push advertisers and broadcasters toward extended negotiations.
Hollywood is struggling between a desire to reopen for business and a need to protect the health and safety of its workforce.
As consumers remained at home, Netflix reaped a record number of new subscribers.
A lot of VOD platforms are giving away the goods for free during the pandemic. Will they benefit from that in the long run?
Working from home may complicate a number of things. Learn how Canada’s 9 Story stays productive, even during the current confinement.
Interview with Toronto Film Festival’s artistic director Cameron Bailey on how the festival is planning a hybrid version of the 2020 edition.
Canadian businesses will be able to apply for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy starting next Monday, and the sums are expected to be delivered during the month of May.
This episode of McKinsey’s Inside the Strategy Room podcast touches on how business leaders can navigate the sea of changes coming their way.
This free report by Vizio ads and Inscape takes a look into how media habits in the United States have evolved over the pandemic’s first month.
Business Insider reveals the 20 highest-selling video games of March 2020.
With productions ground to a halt worldwide, finding fresh content on SVOD platforms could soon prove to be a challenge.
From working from home to manufacturing, here’s what the COVID-19 pandemic will change permanently, say these 30 experts.
A report by Analysys Mason states that the telecommunications industries of developed countries will drop by 3.4% in 2020 before returning to growth in 2021.
A wave of advertisers walking back their ad commitments for Q3 2020 could soon hit TV networks.
Germans and South Koreans are going to drive-in theatres to find a semblance of normalcy.
The funds will be allocated through Indigenous financial institutions and will be administered by the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association.
Netflix offers a free selection of documentary features and series on the Netflix US YouTube channel.
The funds are intended to support Canadians who work in the arts, culture and sports.
A five-day digital event will take place June 15 to 19.
According to Newzoo, gamers are playing more and PC shooter games have increased in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Game studios are contributing to charitable efforts, donations, and awareness campaigns, including the PlayApartTogether campaign.
The funds for IRAP will support early-stage and high growth Canadian startups.
Emergency financial support will also be available to U.S. and international independent artist organizations focusing on historically underrepresented communities.
Netflix has expanded its hardship fund by 50% to $150 million USD to support crews on its various productions, including workers in Canada.
The funds will support rural businesses and those without existing relationships with financial institutions.
The Verge reports on its discussions with 10 developers across the games industry.
Eligibility criteria for the $25 billion Canada Emergency Business Account program have been expanded. The federal government also announced the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program.
The “Opening Up America Again” plan sets a series of “gating criteria” that would have to be met before movie theatre closures can be relaxed.
The initiative offers support to local news organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The game aimes to provide personal protective equipment to front-line workers.
Ottawa announced that it was expanding access to the Canada Emergency Response Benefits to part-time, contract, and seasonal workers. Creators and artists who receive income from royalties also qualify.
The BDC previously launched the Capital Bridge Financing Program for venture-backed companies.
The annual animation festival and market has moved online.
Examples from HBO Europe signal a shift in major studios investing in content filmed in confinement.
A webinar on how your business can access the federal government’s Business Credit Availability Program, presented by Export Development Canada and the Business Development Bank of Canada.
Indie Megabooth, the travelling showcase for indie games, will be suspending operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
One of the largest fan events for gaming in the world, Gamescome attracts over 370,000 visitors in Cologne, Germany each year.
Shipments declined according to Gartner and IDC, after three consecutive quarters of growth.
The launch was brought forward due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Even with commuting on hold, ad revenue continues to grow for the medium.
Hot Docs announced the 238 films and projects it still plans to show at some point in the future.
The festival was hoping to reschedule events for late June and early July, but that won’t be possible.
Free webinars presented by National Bank and Norton Rose Fulbright are offered to entrepreneurs on April 16 and 16.
Hot Docs announced the 238 films and projects it still plans to show at some point in the future.
The program was passed by Parliament this weekend, with one change: eligible employers won’t have to reapply for every period.
More details will be available soon.
The platform, called Distantly, aims to cover the overhead costs of small local businesses.
Seven times more Canadians are working from home.
Consumption of digital content and news in Canada continues to grow, although at a slower pace.
In 17 countries surveyed (including Canada) between March 31-April 2, over 40% of respondents who said they weren’t watching on streaming sites before COVID-19 now report doing so.
With all movie theaters closed due to COVID-19, Disney has postponed the theatrical release of “Soul.”
Three industry leaders discuss how COVID-19 is affecting businesses in kids media and the long-term changes that could result from the pandemic.
The international documentary festival unveiled the projects selected for MeetMarket and Alternate Realities Talent Market.
The COVID-19 pandemic is playing a role in the app’s surge in popularity.
National Canadian Film Day (April 22) is going digital with a streaming collection, family activities, and a livestream.
The market for in-flight content faces an uncertain future. Airlines are paying less, when they’re buying at all.
Streaming of TV in the US has nearly doubled during COVID-19.
Many questions arise about whether the Trolls World Tour experiment will make money, and what it will mean for the future of film distribution.
Immersion Neuroscience uses neuroscience to look inside viewers’ minds.
Canadian banks have officially opened up applications for the Canada Emergency Business Account, which is meant to support small businesses and not-for-profits.
The BDC Capital Bridge Financing Program is meant to support Canadian venture-backed companies impacted by COVID-19 that may not qualify for many of the existing federal government relief measures.
According to Opensignal's latest report, Canada has ranked first worldwide in terms of 4G download speeds amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
TikTok it’s committing $250 million to support front-line workers, educators and local communities and $125 million in advertising credits to public health organizations and businesses looking to rebuild.
It's the latest documentary conference moving to an online format.
Zodiak and Mercury Filmworks explain how they manage to focus time and energy on developing new projects.
The CBC Creative Relief Fund has three separate streams: Innovation; Playwright Pilot; and CBC Short Docs. The application window closes at the end of the day on April 24.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the CRTC says that it is paying attention to the shifting landscape and is adjusting its work accordingly.
Peak periods normally last three to four hours. Due to the pandemic, peak usage has reached up to 12 hours a day.
YouTube's viewership is skyrocketing, as kids look for music, fairytales and workout videos.
Comcast has partnered with Common Sense Media to offer more educational content as schools remain closed
nScreenMedia looks at three data points that hints at evolving usage of connected TV sets in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
TV streaming service Xumo and media conglomerate Verizon confirm spike in video usage.
As streaming skyrockets worldwide, the world’s governments and internet service providers are trying to manage the strain.
FilmLA President expects film and TV production to restart with smaller productions getting the first jump once California eases its mandatory confinement measures.
The weekly live series will air on Instagram and will feature stars of some of Netflix’s popular young adult content discussing how to take care of yourself during a pandemic.
YouTube Originals is lifting its paywall on several of its series.
The game industry is looking for solutions to fill the void left by the cancellation of the large-scale physical events.
The US$250,000 relief fund intended to help with life assistance is eligible for artists internationally.
Amazon Prime Video and Global News are partnering to provide Canadian Amazon customers with free live regional and national news during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canadian producers discuss what COVID-19 means for the BTLR report and getting ready for high crew demand when production resumes.
Disney executive chairman Bob Iger speake about how business at Disney has changed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The CATA is submitting an emergency $200 million funding proposal to Ottawa to support Canada’s tech sector and create a new fund to speed up the disbursement of capital.
Annecy International Animation Film Festival and its market MIFA is the latest industry event to be affected by the ongoing pandemic.
Edinburgh TV Festival is moving to a digital format amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The drama All Rise is producing a special episode which will be filmed using FaceTime, WebEx, Zoom, and other available online technology.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers are increasingly turning to game content.
IDC Canada expects negative growth in the telecom market in 2020 before eventually rebounding in 2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic could send broadcasters and streamers toward the “streaming wars” faster than anticipated.
Hot Docs at Home on CBC is a “multiplatform festival-at-home experience” that will see first-run feature docs airing on CBC, CBC Gem and documentary Channel.
Visual effects and animation work has shifted to the home office.
As China relaxes its quarantine rules, TV and film shoots are able to resume.
In a joint letter, the UK’s major broadcasters ask the government for support to TV-industry freelance workforce.
Like many others, tech and smartphone firms weigh whether to delay new product launches.
TLC announced 90 Day Fiancé: Self-Quarantined, a five-episode limited series with self-filmed footage of veteran cast members.
To fill the gaps left open by cancelled events, BBC One will broadcast some of the biggest hits in British sports history.
Sheltering-in-place has translated into a record-breaking increase of consumer spending on app stores in the first quarter of 2020.
Stuck-at-home viewers can freely stream over 500 hours of HBO content on the company’s VOD platforms for a limited time.
French film regulator Centre national du film says recently released films will be able to hit VOD services for an extended period.
The 2020 edition of the Monte-Carlo television festival has been cancelled
Mobile game downloads were up one-fifth in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period last year.
Some cinemas are opening “virtual theatres” for viewers at home to watch top-tier releases
Sony Corp has set aside US$100 million for a COVID-19 global relief fund, a portion of which will go towards creators in the entertainment industries.
Video calls, social chat and streaming apps are all seeing a surge in new users.
A look at potential long-term impacts of the COVID-19 and their implications on postpandemic strategic planning.
Massively multiplayer online games offer an alternative way to socialize while staying at home.
Comscore looks at digital media consumption in Canada in the context of the global pandemic.
A new Nielsen report indicates that Americans streamed 85% more minutes in March 2020 than in the same month last year.
Huawei affirme que le déploiement de la 5G en Europe sera freiné par la pandémie de COVID-19.
As theatres remain closed due to COVID-19, Sony has pushed most of its 2020 releases to next year.
A Piplsay survey of 600.000 Americans points to an increasing TV and digital media consumption.
‘New daytime viewing patterns emerging: Comscore’ - Broadcast+Cable
With most professional leagues inactive, esports has an opportunity to enter the mainstream.
Streaming media research firm Conviva estimates that streaming consumption grew 20% in March, with most of that growth occurring between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
COVID-19 brings an imminent restructuring of the global economic order. Tips on how leaders can begin navigating to the “next normal”
Data firm GlobalWebIndex looks at whose media habits are changing the most in the current COVID-19 pandemic.