Trump election win ‘could spell trouble’ for US entertainment

Donald Trump’s election win will make international sales harder for US media companies, according to analyst house Ovum. In an update to clients, Ovum managing director Aneil Rakity noted that entertainment content has been one of the country’s most significant exports in terms of revenue and soft power. “The ascendancy of President-elect Trump, however, could spell […]

Ericsson: TV market to see 10-12% annual growth

The fragmented TV market will have a compound annual growth rate of 10-12% between 2014 and 2018, driven by internet technology, according to Ericsson. In its 2015 Annual Report, which was published today, Ericsson said that IP technology, networks and the vast amount of video-enabled connected devices are driving the transformation of the TV and […]

Italian media revenue crashes, down €1.6bn

Combined revenues of Italy’s media companies, including broadcasters and online players, fell by €1.6 billion last year, the territory’s media regulator reports. The year-on-year decline in 2012 meant total media companies’ revenue was €15.7 billion, according to AgCom’s annual report. This comes as Italy wrestles with political and economic turmoil following a series of national […]

UK media firms still creating new jobs, but at lower rate

Just over half of UK firms in the media sector are expected to create new jobs this year, down from the two thirds of media firms that created new jobs in 2012, according to the Barclays Job Creation Survey. According to the survey, 56% of firms in the media sector will be creating new jobs […]