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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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  • Xin Zhang | June 05, 2017
    IHS Markit has updated its exhibitor information for all territories, as well as the regional and global exhibitor rankings (by screen count) to the latest date in Cinema Intelligence.
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  • Pablo Carrera | May 15, 2017
    Wanda's subsidiary AMC, the largest cinema operator in the world by screen count, published record earnings in its first quarterly returns since the completion of the acquisitions of Odeon & UCI in Europe and Carmike.
  • Xin Zhang | May 12, 2017
    After a slowdown in box office growth in 2016, and a flat Q1 2017, Chinese box office finally saw a significant growth in April driven by one film-The Fate of the Furious. Successfully earning RMB2.5 billion ($360.5 million) in April, the Hollywood blockbuster is the second highest grossing film of all time at the Chinese box office. The total box office generated in April reached RMB4.9 billion ($710 million), a growth of 56.6% over April 2016 (which is when last year’s slowdown began); while admissions also saw a 43.6% increase over the same period.
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Cinema worldwide continues to evolve in numerous directions. Digital cinema is now the format of choice bringing with it major changes in content distribution, packaging, and production methods. If you want to succeed in this increasingly complex business, you’ll need a trusted source of comprehensive market intelligence.


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  • Icon Tim Westcott | June 02, 2017
    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 | April 27, 2017
    Digital cinema is almost fully complete and technology is making its presence felt in many more areas than simply projection. This Insight report focuses on the development of cinema technology around the world, giving numbers and deployment drivers.
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  • Xin Zhang | February 23, 2017
    The health of the global cinema-going industry looks positive in 2016 from territories that have reported so far with total admissions increasing by 6.0% to reach 3.4 billion, based on the 39 territories that have results available in the IHS Markit Cinema Intelligence service. Despite the admissions growth, currency issues have led to an annual decline in box office for these 39 countries of 3.4% over last year.
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  • David Hancock | April 26, 2017
    This is a presentation given by David Hancock, Research Director, Film and Cinema at IHS Markit, at this year's Cinemacon. It focuses on cinema technology development and the wider areas of innovation in the cinema sector.
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  • Charlotte Jones | November 05, 2015
    Charlotte Jones, Principal Analyst gave a presentation at the 2015 IHS PEVE conference outlining the core drivers in the wider shift towards Premium Cinema plus insights on the growth of premium large format screens (PLF), the competitive market for global branded screens and the rise of 4D cinema.
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  • David Hancock | April 30, 2015
    David Hancock, IHS' Research Director of Film and Cinema gave a presentation at the recent CinemaCon event in Las Vegas as the opener to a session on Cinema as the Premium Experience. The presentation gives the latest brief update on digital cinema progress (almost complete hence the brevity) and some data points with regards to laser-illuminated projection and immersive audio. The speech ended by contextualising cinema in the transactional value chain of film consumption.
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  • Icon Principal Analyst, Cinema
    Charlotte is a Principal Analyst in the IHS Cinema team focusing on the global cinema business and a specialist on digital and 3D market trends.
  • Icon Director, Cinema
    David is a senior expert on the global film and cinema sectors. He is the head of the Film and Cinema department with IHS and has overseen its development in this area since 1997. This includes the set-up of the online data and analysis service, Cinema Intelligence, and he is also in charge of the company’s digital cinema activities.
  • Icon Analyst, Cinema
    Xin Zhang joined IHS in January 2011 as an analyst in the cinema team, undertaking the operational aspects of the Cinema Intelligence service. Prior to joining IHS, Xin worked in China...

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