Physical entertainment fell 19% in the 12 weeks to 30 June 2019, according to Kantar, which blamed falling shopper numbers and a lack of big-name release in the music, film and gaming sections.
Nearly 15 million UK households will have access to gigabit broadband speeds by the end of 2021, according to plans unveiled by Virgin Media.
Entertainment Retailers Association CEO Kim Bayley speaks to Christopher Barrett about the way ERA’s retailers are addressing home entertainment sales decline via initiatives such as Project 2020, the need for more cross-category promotions and how the sector can be greener.
Hollywood studios need to engage deeply with streaming services, rather than go “toe to toe” with them, according to Film Distributors’ Association (FDA) President Lord David Puttnam.
Netflix has adopted a quick-release or “surprise drop” marketing strategy for blockbuster unscripted A-list comedies such as Amy Schumer and Trevor Noah’s stand-up shows, and concerts such as Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Tour, according to Ampere Analysis.