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Author: Zehra Phelan
In 2015, Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel stuck two fingers up at the film industry with the Paolo Sorrentino directed Youth. It proved to the whole industry just because you’ve reached a certain age doesn’t mean you’ve lost your talent or appeal to the movie going public. In fact over the last few years we have seen actors such as Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Robert De Niro all prove they are all digging their heels in and not going anywhere.
Now it’s time for the ladies to get in on the act with Golden Globe-winner Dame Joan Collins – who we last saw make an appearance in last year’s Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie – Oscar nominee Pauline Collins (The Last Dragon Slayer, Albert Nobbs) and Italian heartthrob Franco Nero (Django, Django Unchained) all starring in the upcoming feel-good comedy, The Time of Their Lives »
- Zehra Phelan
Mexico’s digital video market – including subscription (Svod) and transactional (Tvod) video on demand – grew an estimated 39% in 2016, establishing Mexico as Latin America’s second-biggest online video content distribution market, according to a recent report published in Ihs Technology’s Media & Technology Digest.
Total online video consumer level spending in Mexico last year came in at 3.5 billion pesos ($218 million), according to the study, Competition and New Ott VOD Strategies in Mexico, made by Ihs Markit analyst Laura Aguilera.
That figure pales before TV ad spend in Mexico. This was $2.9 billion in 2016, according to Jonathan Barnard, head of forecasting at Zenith.
But Mexico’s digital video sector still offers considerable growth potential as TV ad spend contracts. Growth is being driven by the launches of international (Netflix, HBO Go, Amazon Prime) and new local digital video services (Blim, ClaroVideo), the latter carrying large amounts of local and Spanish-language content, said Ihs Markit’s Mathieu Yulzari, who »
- John Hopewell
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