Highlights of this midem-exclusive issue:
– After spending US$100m on The House of Cards, Netflix reportedly wants to raise US$400m and use a significant portion of it to continue investing in original shows.
– Bruce Springsteen stars in a high profile feature documentary by Ridley Scott Associates in which director Billie Walsh is crowdsourcing film footage, video clips, photographs and audio recordings from Springsteen fans worldwide.
– Gracenote, the music audio and video giant famous for its music-identification technology, is opening up its software systems to music-app developpers.
This and more in the fourth issue of Outside the Box, a midem-exclusive round-up of recent key developments and disruptions in entertainment and media:
• Ads & Marketing
• Books & Print
This review also includes a special feature focus on Bertelsmann, who recently announced that the group completed its takeover of music rights group BMG, marking the German media giant’s return to the music business.
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This report is the latest issue of a quarterly entertainment trends review developed by MediaTainment Finance, the business journal that covers investments in international media, entertainment and the impact of related digital technologies.