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Opportunity to meet Chinese children’s media content channels – London 4th July

  UKTI is hosting a delegation of Chinese media organisations and digital platforms in central London on 4 th July. With a focus on children’s media and animation there is an opportunity for UK content producers to meet and present to key staff.   China is the second largest economy in the world with a population of over 1.4 billion. The opportunities for...
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MIP TV round up – social, participative, accessible, connected, cannibals

  An interesting MIP TV – one full of subtle tensions. Whilst the business of global TV distribution continued in the Palais, there was a sense that the digital revolution in consumer behaviour and personal technologies was finally beginning to change the game, especially highlighted in the excellent Connecting Creativity conference. But there was a matching counter to that,...
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Connected Creativity - international digital content competition open for entries

  Content 360, the digital creative strand of TV mega-trade show MIP TV (4-7 April, Cannes), has opened its latest pitching competition for entries.   The competition is stranded in four categories: interactive & cross media digital entertainment formats online & social games smartphone app for youth engagement rich media tablet...
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Activision closure adds to fears for British games industry

Activision, the world's largest publisher of video games, has announced the closure of its Liverpool based development subsidiary, Bizarre Creations. See this Independent report for background.   Straightforward business decision off the back of a disappointing release or further evidence of the exodus of work and talent from the UK? I was discussing with the CEO of...
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Content Across Continents - connecting SW UK and Singapore

  Unfortunately the opportunity below is only open to companies based in the South West.   The second version of the ground-breaking Content Across Continents initiative has now been launched in partnership between the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) and South West Screen .   Under the 2011 scheme Singaporean and British producers will...
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Levelling the playing field: tax incentive or market distortion?

A slightly disappointing Westminster Media Forum session yesterday exploring the UK creative industries in the international market – but one which came to life when touching on the subject of my previous post from Animated Encounters - tax subsidy.   Once again the issue of UK competitiveness, in a market which demands highly entrepreneurial behaviour by content...
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Asia TV Forum, Singapore 8-10 December 2010

The creative industries in Singapore are the fastest expanding sector on the island, delivering around 6% GDP (Media sector value in 2008 = S$22Bn). They are seen as a key growth opportunity and through the Singapore Media Development Authority over £100M is currently being invested in digital infrastructure, innovation and international connections – reinforcing the position of...
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UK / China Animation Forum - 6th & 7th Dec, Beijing

China is now officially the second largest economy in the world and continues to grow, despite the global recession, at nearly 9% p.a.   The animation industry in China is also expanding fast and is viewed as representing a significant growth sector, attracting Government support at both national and regional levels through preferential taxation, industry funding and the...
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Levelling the playing field: tax incentive or market distortion?

A slightly disappointing Westminster Media Forum session yesterday exploring the UK creative...

Opportunity to meet Chinese children’s media content channels – London 4th July

  UKTI is hosting a delegation of Chinese media organisations and digital platforms...

Asia TV Forum, Singapore 8-10 December 2010

The creative industries in Singapore are the fastest expanding sector on the island, delivering...