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Five Ways the Gaming Ecosystem Continues to Innovate

It certainly is an exciting time for the gaming industry – a slice of the entertainment sector that continues to prove its resistance to the wrath of COVID-19. With less reliance on the physical model, the likes of free-to-play gaming, online streaming and cross-platform functionalities have continued to provide engagement for consumers since spend ...

Three Pro Audio Trends Set to Impact the Music Industry Beyond the Realm of COVID-19

As we continue to feel the ripple of COVID-19 across the globe, a new reality for musicians is fast emerging, one that again places content at the forefront of engagement and creative expression. In the years preceding COVID-19, content had become an element of a much larger communication strategy - mainly to expand an audience beyond the reach of ...

COVID-19 Driving Sustainability and Innovation Across the New Sphere of the Virtual Workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic has without a doubt had an indelible impact on the workplace, both on the environment and the routines that underpin daily lives globally. Organisations have had to adapt both rapidly and radically to survive, deploying digital technology and platforms to keep business moving, as the definition of normal continues to be redefi ...

Sony Heats Up Gaming Battlefield in Latest PS5 Reveal

Whilst the Covid-19 pandemic has certainly challenged the technology industry in many ways, one key bright spot has been the steady announcements on next generation consoles. While the gaming community is still left in the dark about many aspects of what Xbox and Sony will bring to market during the 2020 holiday season, more and more is being revea ...

Wireless Presentation Solutions in the Age of Video Conferencing

It is not an exaggeration to say that the world as we know it will be forever changed once we emerge from the all-engulfing COVID-19, with one of the major shifts being how we choose to work effectively in the workplace moving forward. Ultimately, collaboration technology is at the centre of this - a growing trend that has been magnified since busi ...

Quarantine Measures Suspends Digital Signage Industry with Longer-Term Investments Uncertain

The outbreak of COVID-19 has plunged the world into an unprecedented period of restriction. The mantra: ‘Stay at home’ is being broadcast across all major markets, as governments struggle to dampen the virus’ mortality curve. Whilst this shift to life in isolation has caused opportunities for some industries (namely computing hardware, accessories ...

The UK CE Market Landscape, COVID-19 and Beyond

Futuresource Consulting has been researching and forecasting the global demand for entertainment hardware and content for over 30 years. In this time, we have witnessed global crises such as the recessions of 2001/2 and 2008/9. Now, with the global pandemic of COVID-19, we once again enter uncertain territory for almost everyone. ...

Will Quibi Find Its Role in the Already Cluttered Streaming Market?

The streaming video landscape continues to fragment in 2020, as a growing number of streaming services join the fight for subscribers and users within an already competitive space. As a result, the global number of SVoD subscriptions is estimated to exceed 1 billion by mid-2020. Other streaming video services across social media players, esports an ...

How Could COVID-19 Reshape Music Streaming Services' Share of Ear?

Since lockdown, some music streaming services have been reporting a drop in consumption on their platform as a result of new confinement rules to fight COVID-19. With key music consumption moments such as daily commutes, in-car, office and gym times being removed, consumers’ routines have been disrupted and so are their music consumption habits. In ...

The One Worldwide: Together at Home Concert - Artists and Pro Audio in Lockdown

Update: Futuresource Consulting continue to monitor the changes happening across the Professional Audio landscape during COVID-19. As part of this, we're providing a series of educational YouTube videos, the most recent of which covers the Professional Audio sector and can be accessed here. The One World Concert was a touching and well-coordinated ...

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