Monthly Archives: December 2016

  • The Continuing Rise Of The Disney Empire

    New Zealand born Mark Sweney is media business correspondent at the Guardian, which he joined in March 2006. Previously, Mark worked at Haymarket Publishing for six years, primarily as a news reporter, on Revolution, Campaign and Marketing weekly magazines. In this article published on the Guardian website, he examines how the Walt Disney Empire is heading for its biggest end of year profits yet—a super cool $7bn.

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  • How Watching TV is Killing Us Softly

    If you’re someone who loves nothing better than curling up on the couch for a weekend session of binge TV then I have some bad news for you. According to the results of a Japanese study the blockbuster you’re watching, or that episode of your favourite police procedural, could be your last.

    The study found that people who watch more than 5 hours of TV per day are far more likely to die of a pulmonary embolism than people who watch less than two and a half hours.

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  • Radio Times Survey: What's Next For British TV?

    If you're curious to know what will happen to British television over the next ten years, then you are not alone. A recent survey carried out by the Radio Times invited a huge range of industry experts, writers and stars to predict how television might look a decade from now. It's easy to understand why—the Radio Times has been publishing listening and viewing schedules for over 90 years—so knowing the direction future television might take is kind of a big thing for the magazine.

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  • The Future of Home Entertainment

    (According To Deloitte)

    A recent article by Adam Flomenbaum on 'The Drum' highlights an interview with Kevin Westcott, Principal at Deloitte Consulting and National Media and Entertainment Lead. The goal of the interview was to get some kind of insight as to which direction Deloitte, a global professional services firm, sees tomorrow's home entertainment heading. The answers are quite enlightening... Continue reading

  • A Short History Of British Film

    For most normal film goers and home cinema buffs, it's easy to sit back and enjoy our favourite films without thinking about their heritage. We want to relax and get stuck into the latest big budget  blockbuster or made for TV action and suspense thriller. But the British film industry has a tradition that goes back a long, long way. And for all you film and history buffs out there, here's a brief account of how it all began: Continue reading

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