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SampoMedia activity and reports

July 1, 2016

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It has been a busy few months for SampoMedia, working on a number of major reports and organising and chairing events around the world. The breadth of the activity – and some issues of confidentiality – has made it difficult to find time to share insights. So over the next few weeks, we will be posting some of our […]

Coming soon from SampoMedia

December 3, 2015

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SampoMedia has been heavily engaged over the last few months in a series of events, workshops and conferences around the world. And it has been working on a series of in-depth reports, covering a wide range of audience-centred issues across the media and audiovisual sectors. Over the coming weeks, we will be looking to share reflections on […]

Arthouse film – the new event cinema?

March 7, 2014

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The concern that arthouse film is being pushed out of its natural home in the cinema continues to grow.  Far too many films are being made for the available cinema screen space – the number of films produced in Europe has risen by more than 70% over the last decade. And remakes, adaptations and sequels […]

D-Cinema beyond the transition

January 13, 2014

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The following article was written by Michael Gubbins for this month’s issue of MovieScope out now. Around 84.1% of the world’s cinemas are now digitised, according to international research and analysis company IHS. Given the complexity of the task of replacing the 35mm technology that has held sway for more than a century, and given film […]

A Field In England – Insight report

November 19, 2013

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SampoMedia’s in-depth report into the day-and-date release of Ben Wheatley’s genre-busting fourth film A Field In England is published today. The innovative release was the result of a partnership between the film-makers, Film4 (which wholly funded the £316,879-budget film), and exhibitor Picturehouse, which also acted as a distributor. A Field In England was released simultaneously in theatres, […]

Access, experience, ownership key to demand models

October 12, 2013

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Ernest Bevin, Foreign Secretary in the radical 1945 UK government famously described his foreign policy as being able “to buy a ticket at Victoria Station to anywhere I damn well please.” The words spring to mind after a summer of analysis of acres of research,  exit polls and user surveys on consumer attitudes to watching […]

On demand and the illusion of choice

July 12, 2013

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This article by Michael Gubbins was written for the latest edition of MovieScope. A survey from the European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) suggests that there are now more than 500 video on demand services available in the EU dedicated mainly or wholly to feature film. And despite a small dip in 2012 (due to a fall in […]