Covid-19 vaccination required for CES 2022 entry, CTA confirms

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has announced that attendance to the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will require proof of Covid-19 vaccination. The event, which has not taken place since 2020, will be staged as per usual in Las Vegas on January 5-8 2022. The CTA said that it will run a digital event in […]

Cinemas must embrace streaming and cut theatrical windows to survive, says Curzon CEO

Philip Knatchbull, the CEO of UK arthouse cinema chain Curzon, has said that it is time for movie theatres to embrace streaming services. Speaking to the FT, Knatchbull said that cinemas will not survive unless they move away from the industry’s “outdated” model and re-evaluate the nature of long theatrical windows. He said: “[the pandemic] […]

Italy set for video growth in 2021 following COVID decline

Despite being ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, Italy’s video entertainment market is set for ‘vigorous growth’ in 2021. According to a new report from Futuresource Consulting, Italy will recover from a difficult 2020 in which the video entertainment sector will decline to €3.5 billion. However, an upsurge in SVOD subscriptions will see a return to […]

Disney moves Pixar’s Soul to SVOD in further blow to cinemas

Disney has announced that Soul, the highly anticipated animated movie from Pixar, will move directly to Disney+ in a further blow to cinemas. While not the industry-shaking news of the latest Bond film’s delay, the move to skip cinemas for the Jamie Foxx-starring Soul comes at a time when cinemas are struggling to remain open […]

Government puts stadium plans on hold, with sports set to continue without crowds

Plans to get fans back into UK stadiums from the beginning of October have been put on hold.  The government had initially set a date of October 1 for getting limited crowds back into grounds, but with a second wave of COVID-19 expected in the coming weeks, the Cabinet Office has paused this plan. Michael […]