Highlights from MIPTV and NAB 2023: Merging of Media and Technology

Global Entertainment Supply Chain Digest

Highlights from MIPTV and NAB 2023: Merging of Media and Technology

Highlights from MIPTV and NAB 2023: Merging of Media and Technology

MIPTV saw various content deals and acquisitions being announced, while NAB 2023 brought several new technological advancements to the forefront.

MIPTV saw various content deals and acquisitions being announced, while NAB 2023 brought several new technological advancements to the forefront.

From video optimization and encoding solutions to virtual set and XR/AR solutions, these events highlighted the merging of media and technology. In this week’s Global Entertainment Supply Chain Digest, we’ll take a closer look at these highlights from MIPTV and NAB 2023.

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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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Season Renewals
Season Renewal
More episodes on the way! Season Renewal Announcements
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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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IP Deals

A sneak peak into recently announced production projects, worldwide
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Production Deals

A sneak peak into recently announced production projects, worldwide
  • Paramount+ has greenlit “Star Trek: Section 31” featuring Michelle Yeoh. Instead of a series, it will now be developed as an event film ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • “A Land Apart”, has started filming in Abuja, which is set against the backdrop of an alternate history where Nigeria’s major source of revenue was agriculture instead of oil. Produced by Take 7 Media and Sutoritera Limited ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ
  • Pablo Hernando’s fantasy crime, sci-fi film “Una ballena” has begun shooting in Bilbao. The film is a co-production between Seรฑor y Seรฑora, Sayaka Producciones, and Orisa Produzioni, with support from the ICAA and various government entities ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
  • Golden Tiger Award winner Srฤ‘an Vuletiฤ‡ is shooting his third feature film “Gym”, a co-production between Realstage, Kinorama, Iridium film, and Dogma studio ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช
  • Discovery Channel greenlights “Survive the Raft”, a series inspired by Santiago Genovรฉs’ 1973 study on whether people from different cultures and backgrounds can work together during a 101-day voyage on the Acali ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Season Renewals

Season Renewal

More episodes on the way! Season Renewal Announcements

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Distribution Deals

Distributors securing worldwide content across different genres, languages and format types
  • “Anselm,” a 3D documentary about German artist Anselm Kiefer, will premiere at Cannes. HanWay Films will handle global distribution, and deals are in place with Les Films Du Losange and DCM for distribution in other regions ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชย ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
  • Super RTL’s animated spy-fi adventure comedy series “Agent 203” has been pre-bought by Rai Kids, TVP ABC, MBC3, PT Spectrum Film, AMC Networks Central Europe and The Media Pioneers at MIPTV 2023ย ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑย ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นย ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
  • TrustNordisk has secured distribution deals for Martin Skovbjerg’s psychological drama “Copenhagen Does Not Exist” in three European territories via Cinemania Group, Filmin and September Film ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
  • Sales Agent Utopia has acquired North American rights to the emotional drama “Drift”, months after its debut at Sundance Film Festival 2023. The film is based on Alexander Maksik’s 2013 novel โ€œA Marker to Measure Drift” ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • MAD Solutions has secured global distribution rights for “Goodbye Julia,” the debut film by director Mohamed Kordofani, making it the first Sudanese film to be included in the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie is set in post-war Khartoum, following the end of the Civil War in 2005 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ (MENA)
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Acquisition Deals

Streamers & channels acquiring latest content across the world
  • OSN and NBCUniversal Global Distribution have expanded their licensing agreement to offer viewers access to more premium content in the MENA region ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช
  • Amazon Prime Video has signed its first licensing deals with Singapore’s Mediacorp, bringing popular Singaporean series “Third Rail”, “This Land is Mine”, “Reunion”, and “Titoudao”, along with classic films “Dance Dance Dragon” and “It’s a Great Great World” to its platform ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ
  • Abacus Media Rights has secured pre-sales for its upcoming documentary “We Need to Talk About Kanye,” featuring investigative journalist Mobeen Azhar. The film has been acquired Foxtel, NPO, TV4, NRK, TV2, and VRT ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
  • Globo expands it footprint in Latin America with a licensing deal with Telefuturo, bringing “Pantanal” and “El Clavel y la Rosa” to Paraguay ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ
  • RTVE, the Spanish public broadcaster, has entered into an agreement with Walter Presents to air the noir thriller series “Sequรญa” in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Canada๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งย ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บย ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

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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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Featured New Specializations

Global innovations & breakthroughs in the Entertainment supply-chain
  • iSIZE and MultiCoreWare have partnered to showcase a new video optimization and encoding solution at NAB 2023. The collaboration combines iSIZE’s BitSave video pre-processing with MulticoreWare’s x265 HEVC encoder for improved video quality and efficiency in various industries ๐ŸŒ
  • Sony introduces Virtual Production Tool Set to improve pre-production and on-set workflows for VENICE camera and Crystal LED, addressing virtual production challenges for enhanced visual effects
  • ZD | OAG, a new on-air graphics solution by Zero Density, provides broadcasters with a comprehensive software and hardware package to effectively utilize Unreal Engine in a variety of productions, such as news, entertainment, elections, and others ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

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Localization & Post-Production

Latest updates in the world of content Localization & Post-Production
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Animation, VFX & Virtual Production

Featured specialist companies in Animation, Visual Effects VFX & Virtual Production
  • Sony has established a virtual production studio in Shanghai, China. It will be operated in collaboration with Gwantsi, a leading commercials production company in China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต
  • Brainstorm showcased the latest version of InfinitySet, its advanced virtual set and XR/AR solution, at NAB 2023. InfinitySet 5.2 includes features that enhance virtual production and XR workflows, with full compatibility with Unreal Engine 5 (UE5) Vanilla ๐ŸŒ
  • LG introduces its latest solutions for broadcast, virtual production, and extended reality at NAB 2023. The XR DVLED Stage includes 1.5mm dvLED technology with the strength and design resiliency of a rental-style product, which attendees could experience through a 20-foot-wide, 11-foot-tall 4K Ultra HD display
  • Post-production firm qooop, Inc. establishes anime editing studio Suginami Studio Station Slide in response to increased demand. qooop, Inc. resulted from the merger of Q-Tec and Pony Canyon Enterprises, with Tomonori Furusako as president ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

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Fast Channels

World of FAST channels & related market moves
  • Palatin Media and Backbone’s joint-venture FAST Media to launch the anime Fast Channel Yu-Gi-Oh! across Europe and Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธย ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทย ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น (Northern Europe and Africa)
  • All3Media International to launch “Gardening with Monty Don” as a new FAST channel for North America. It will feature exclusive compilation episodes hosted by the renowned horticulturist, writer, and broadcaster Monty Don, and producer Alexandra Henderson ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment to add new line-up of FAST channels from Fremantle, Revry, and Love Stories TV to its Redbox Free Live TV service
  • Vidgo, the live TV streaming service, to offer Imagicomm Entertainment’s Cowboy Way FAST channel as part of its lineup ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Vialma, a French streaming service with focus on classical music and jazz, has partnered with OKAST Channels to introduce its FAST channel on the Samsung TV Plus platform ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
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New Global Arrivals

Recent biggest releases across the globe!
  • Disney+ Original limited series “Rennervations” premieres with popular Marvel star, Jeremy Renner. It follows his lifelong passion of giving back to communities around the world by reimagining unique purpose-built vehicles to meet a communityโ€™s needs
  • “Evil Dead Rise” adds a new level of bloodshed and unnerving horror to the iconic Evil Dead franchise, making its mark with gruesome intensity in theatres this April ๐ŸŒ
  • Jennifer Garner takes on the role of a woman on a quest for answers, alongside Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Apple TV+ series “The Last Thing He Told Me” ๐ŸŒ
  • “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” takes the stage one last time as the final season releases on Amazon Prime Video ๐ŸŒ
  • “Ponniyin Selvan 2” has become the first South Indian film to be released in 4DX, that offers a unique cinematic and immersive experienceย ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ ๐ŸŒ

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