Changing the Game of Entertainment Industry: Nintendo, HBO, NVIDIA, Capcom and more lead the charge

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Changing the Game of Entertainment Industry: Nintendo, HBO, NVIDIA, Capcom and more lead the charge

Changing the Game of Entertainment Industry: Nintendo, HBO, NVIDIA, Capcom and more lead the charge

Changing the Game of Entertainment Industry! From collaborations and innovations of industry giants like Nintendo, NVIDIA, and AMD, to the rise of virtual production, technological advancements are taking the gaming and entertainment industry to the next level.

Enhanced graphics, smoother gameplay, and more immersive experiences are just a few of the promises being made by the gaming industry. Meanwhile, virtual production studios are revolutionizing the film industry by allowing filmmakers to create stunning visuals in real-time using advanced technology like Unreal Engine 5 and LED displays.

We at Vitrina AI, the global sourcing hub for the entertainment supply-chain, strive to keep you informed of the latest happenings in the industry, so you don’t have to spend countless hours researching and keeping up to date.

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Partnerships/M&A
Cross-Border Collaborations, Joint Ventures, M&A and Partnerships!
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Companies Making Headlines
Launch and Expansions of facilities, studios,
services & technologies
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Animation, VFX & Virtual Production
Latest global updates in Animation, Visual Effects VFX & Virtual Production
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IP Deals
Hottest IP `{`Stories, Formats, Books, Games,
Podcasts`}` to be turned into the next big blockbuster
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Production Deals
A sneak peak into recently announced production projects, worldwide
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Featured New Specializations
Global innovations & breakthroughs
in the Entertainment supply-chain
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Distribution Deals
Distributors securing worldwide content across different genres, languages and format types
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Acquisition Deals
Streamers & channels acquiring latest content across the world
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Gaming
Trending events in the gaming and podcast world!
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New Global Arrivals
Recent biggest releases across the globe!
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Localization & Post-Production
Latest updates in the world of content Localization & Post-Production
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Fast Channels
World of FAST channels & related market moves
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Partnerships/M&A

Cross-Border Collaborations, Joint Ventures, M&A and Partnerships!
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Companies Making Headlines

Launch and Expansions of facilities, studios, services & technologies
  • BluTV & Warner Bros. Discovery, are expanding their partnership. BluTV will now offer discovery+ and HBO content simultaneously, making it the first digital channel to do so. The collaboration also includes the addition of Cartoon Network and Boomerang children’s channels to the platform ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • MBC Group has formed MBC Anime, a new venture led by anime expert Stu Levy, to promote, license, and produce anime content. MBC Anime will invest in world-class quality anime titles and expand its anime content on Shahid ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช
  • India and Australia signed an audio-visual co-production agreement that offers financial incentives of up to 30% to filmmakers in both countries, benefiting small filmmakers ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณย ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
  • MNC has opened Movieland, a US$2.3 billion studio facility in Indonesia’s Lido City SEZ. The 3,000-hectare space is designed for TV and drama productions with an indoor studio, outdoor filming areas, and modern post-production facilities ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
  • Fulwell 73, a production company based in the UK and US, has launched its first UK label called Bitachon365 in partnership with Sheldon Lazarus. The new label will specialize in factual content such as true crime, contemporary documentary, and reality TV ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Featured New Specializations

Global innovations & breakthroughs in the Entertainment supply-chain
  • Atomos is enabling NDI connectivity for a wide range of cameras. This allows for wireless or wired NDI transmission, live monitoring, and recording from a single, battery-operated device, providing a cost-effective alternative to SMPTE 2110 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
  • Sony Electronics has unveiled its first Spatial Reality display. Called SonyELF-SR2, it allows users to see 3D images without 3D glasses ๐ŸŒ
  • Red Digital Cinema has announced the Red Connect Module for Redโ€™s V-Raptor and V-Raptor XL cameras, allowing capabilities of up to 8K live cinematic streaming, the ability to real-time stream RAW R3D files direct from camera systems over IP to a camera control unit (CCU), opening a range of creative applications, from live broadcast to virtual production to true 8K VR ๐ŸŒ
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Localization & Post-Production

Latest updates in the world of content Localization & Post-Production
  • Plex is adding two new channels: “Nashville” for the drama series and “The Midnight Screening” for various movies. The latter features English, international, and Hollywood films, including both well-known and obscure titles ๐ŸŒ
  • Founded by veteran audio engineers Johnny Wilson and Bennett Yashon, Big Bamboo Post open’s Hawaii’s first and only Dolby-certified audio post studio. It’s first project was to provide ADR services for upcoming HBO series, “White House Plumbers” ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Elemental Post, a Canadian post-production company, has launched a new studio in Vancouver’s Railtown district. The studio boasts a 4K theatre with laser projection, three color suites, two sound stages, and additional suites for titling, finishing, and dailies ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Animation, VFX & Virtual Production

Featured specialist companies in Animation, Visual Effects VFX & Virtual Production
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IP Deals

A sneak peak into recently announced production projects, worldwide
  • Amazon Studios has won the rights to Aaron Jayh’s unpublished short story “The Dwelling” for a high-six figure value. Michael B. Jordan and Liz Raposo’s Outlier Society will produce, with Jordan potentially starringย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Legendary Entertainment has acquired the rights for the live-action film and television adaptations of the popular video game franchise, “Street Fighter” in collaboration with the game developer Capcom ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Junji Ito’s manga “Bloodsucking Darkness” to be adapted into a live-action feature film. This is the first of the three projects Fangoria Studios plans to adapt from Ito’s vampire series “Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection.” ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต
  • 200% Media and Eccholine will produce “Destination Tomorrow: The Backpack Race to Tomorrowland,” a reality show in South America where six music-driven duos race across six countries for over 40 day ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
  • Dentsu, a global content agency and distributor, has announced that Real Time, a Warner Bros Discovery-owned channel in Italy, has commissioned an Italian version of the French cooking show “Tous en Cuisine en Direct avec Cyril Lignac.” The local adaptation will be called “Tutti Insieme in Cucina” and will feature chef Anthony Genovese ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
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Production Deals

A sneak peak into recently announced production projects, worldwide
  • Artico Distribution, a Spanish international sales unit for documentaries, is venturing into production with Kobalt Productions to create ‘Picasso and Bullfighting’, a film exploring the influence of bullfighting on the life and work of artist Pablo Ruiz Picasso ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
  • 7awi Media Group and Rise Studios are teaming up to create a 10-episode Arabic series called “Madraset Banat Alyaum” about the daily lives of three high school girls in the GCC region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช
  • Biodun Stephen announces sequel to the 2020 comedy drama “The Kujus” titled “The Kujus Again”. The film will be produced by Bisola Aiyeola and Winifred Okpapi ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ
  • Yassine Marco Marroccu to direct the film “Scirocco,” produced by Mirage Film and Eclipse Films, with a budget of 1.5 million EUR. The film is to be co-produced by Rif Film Morocco and supported financially by the Centre Cinรฉmatographique Marocain, the National Film Institute – Hungary, and the Hungarian Film Incentive ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
  • Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, the director of the Oscar-winning “Summer of Soul,” is set to helm a live-action/CGI remake of Disney‘s “The Aristocats.” The movie will be a hybrid of CGI and live action, similar to “Sonic the Hedgehog” and “Space Jam: A New Legacy.” ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Distribution Deals

Distributors securing worldwide content across different genres, languages and format types
  • Hong Kong based distributor, O4 Media, has acquired the sales rights for 1+1 Media’s dramedy “Romeo & Juliet From Cherkassy” and comedy “Frostbitten” for Asia, Australia, and New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
  • MAD Solutions has acquired worldwide sales & distribution rights to Omar Mouallem’s documentary “The Lebanese Burger Mafia”. The deal was brokered by Film Associates International, with the film set to make its festival debut at Hot Docs Festival in Canadaย ๐ŸŒ
  • All Rights Entertainment, an indie sales agency, has secured pre-sales for the animation film “Lendarys” from several distributors including KMBO, Flins & Piniculas, Another World Entertainment, Njuta Films, Outsider Films, Blitz Film, Five Stars Distribution, Selim Ramia and Co., The Film Group Kino, Swiat Nashe Kino, ACME Film, and Madness Entertainment ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทย ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ (Ex-Yugoslavia, Middle East and North Africa, CIS excluding Baltics, Baltic States, Mexico, Sweden)
  • Cote Ouest is bringing African telenovela “Legacy” dubbed in neutral Spanish to Latin America. Produced by Multichoice Studios, it will be the first African soap opera dubbed into neutral Spanish ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Acquisition Deals

Streamers & channels acquiring latest content across the world
  • The animated preschool series “Rookie Robot Explores the World” has been acquired by NRK, ERR, and Filmin. Produced by Sine Lege Film and Leiss Post Production, the non-dialogue series follows a friendly little robot on its adventures ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดย ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชย ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น
  • US-based distributor Bellon Entertainment has sold rights for competition-based show “American Ninja Warrior” to broadcasters across the globe namely SIC, RTL, KC Global, DBS, TB4 & FBCย ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏ (Asia)
  • Award-winning documentary “Afghanistan: No Country For Women” has been acquired by multiple broadcasters. Channel 8, YLE, TV2, SVT and Telefonica have acquired the rights from Passion Distribution ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • National Geographic Channel has secured exclusive broadcast rights for “Bichero,” a documentary series produced by Glowstar Media about a young conductor with Autism Spectrum Condition ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทย ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
  • Legendary Entertainment’s crime heist drama “Vanda” has been picked up by Canal+, SBS and Lionsgate+. The drama, produced by Legendary with indie SPi and Spain’s La Panda Productions, will be aired on Polar+ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
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Fast Channels

World of FAST channels & related market moves
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Gaming

Trending events in the gaming and podcast world!
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New Global Arrivals

Recent biggest releases across the globe!
  • Spy series “Citadel” had its first grand premier in India in the first week of April 2023 on Prime Video starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Richard Madden as elite agents ๐ŸŒ
  • Cedars Art Production released eight drama series for Ramadan, 3 Egyptian titles, “The Genius”, “Al Maddah”, and “Change of Mood”; 3 titles from the Levant “Al Zennd Wolf of El-Assi “, “And Finally” and “Fire on Fire”; 2 Moroccan series “Dirty Money” and “Salamat et ses Filles” ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ
  • It’s raining game adaptation films in April 2023 with Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves getting an amazing response on the box office recently ๐ŸŒ
  • The 80s favourite game’s film adaptation The Super Mario Bros. Movie hits the theaters worldwide ๐ŸŒ
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