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14 Dec 2019

Category: Features

TV and Film at the Crossroads 

The lines are blurring between film and TV, all but rubbed out by the steady stream of critically acclaimed scripted series that have redefined TV’s creative capabilities. K. Dass speaks to industry experts on this topic.

Virtues of Reality 

Virtual Reality (VR) has become one of the hottest new mediums
in the market. The technology is poised to transform the
entertainment industry, including gaming and video, in the
coming years whilst offering the potential to quickly expand
into other markets such as education, industrial, healthcare
and more. VR Educate has taken the due diligence to explore
the impact that VR will have on the education and broadcast
landscape and the opportunities for the next generation of
storytellers to work within a new medium. VR Educate’s CEO
Lanny Huang explains.

Dramas move prime-time TV 

A crucial element that defines a drama is the open-ended serial nature of the narrative, with stories spanning several episodes. One of the defining features that make a television programme a drama is that form of television that works with a continuous open narrative. Each episode ends with a promise that the storyline is to be continued in another episode. Today, advertisers, brands, social media and all other possible beneficiaries of long running drama’s consequence are asking for more – K. Dass reports.

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The New Television: The Value of Content 

Industry futurists focus on the evolution of content ownership and aggregation—indeed content remains key. However the emergence of a new online and mobile content value chain has transformative effects on the entire content value chain. This MIPCOM introductory session, based on the “Value of Content” report from Boston Consulting Group and Liberty Global, sets the scene for this year’s programme. What is the future option for content industry players? K. Dass reports.

Japan takes center stage 

Watching Ultra HD 4K content—with 2,160 lines of vertical definition—on an Ultra HD 4K TV set is impressive. But 8K—four times the total pixel—is so incredibly realistic that it feels like you are looking through a window into real life. What is immediately striking is that the image is so crisp that it is even possible to distinguish the leaves on the trees in the background. Rather than making the image seem flat, the clarity gives the picture a depth hitherto unseen on digital projections. The colours are also magnificent. The whites and blacks are also stunning. This brilliantly demonstrates Japanese science and technology in broadcasting.