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The cinema landscape continues to see marked changes in content distribution, packaging and production. In play are various forces disrupting how movies are exhibited and consumed, including new distribution models, continuing advances in digital technology and the emergence of new growth markets. Such weighty financial and technical concerns bear down heavily on distributors and studios alike.

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  • Charlotte Jones | December 19, 2018
    Imax has called time on its location-based virtual reality (VR) pilot first launched in 2016. The future of the initiative was first plunged into doubt earlier in 2018 as the company began shuttering two non-profitable sites (Shanghai and New York in June 2018), promptly followed by other closures, such as Manchester, its only European site in November 2018.
  • Charlotte Jones | December 14, 2018
    RealD has secured its most significant order by a circuit for the RealD Ultimate Screen with a 100-screen order from Wanda Cinema Line Corporation in China. The deal will see no fewer than 100 RealD Ultimate screens installed in premium screens of Wanda Cinema line.
  • Charlotte Jones | November 30, 2018
    We have added enhanced details for PLF screens to include the list of exhibitor PLF brands and screen totals by territory. This is available in the subject database under Digital Technology as well as in the country aggregated workbook.
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  • Icon Tim Westcott | January 08, 2019
    The Media & Technology Digest provides a monthly analysis of the key trends and innovations shaping the global technology landscape. Written by our senior analysts the digest includes a detailed focus on key industry hot topics, analysis of all major industry and product announcements with in-depth examinations of significant industry trends.
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  • David Hancock | November 13, 2018
    The Asian cinema market as a whole had another good year in 2017. There were nearly 4.5bn cinema admissions in the region, an increase over the previous year.
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  • Xin Zhang | October 23, 2018
    Global box office revenue grew significantly by 4.8% in 2017, ending the year with $39.6 billion (for all data available). This is a healthy result compared to the slight drop experienced in 2016.
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  • Icon Associate Director – Research and Analysis, Cinema, IHS Markit
    Ms. Charlotte Jones is the associate director of Research and Analysis for Cinema at IHS Markit.
  • Icon Director – Research and Analysis, Cinema & Home Entertainment, IHS Markit
    Mr. David Hancock is a director of Research and Analysis for Cinema & Home Entertainment at IHS Markit.
  • Icon Senior Research Analyst, Cinema, IHS Markit
    Ms. Xin Zhang is a senior research analyst for Cinema at IHS Markit.

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