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17th June 2020
by Sam Warner
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17th June 2020
by Sam Warner

‘Project Restart’: 100 days of hurt … we’ve filled our time watching marble racing, virtual Connect 4 and the back-catalogue of highlights put on by the sports broadcasters with air-time to fill.  So when the Premier League announced the restart on 17th June, the football world collectively rejoiced. Except the ‘null and voiders’ of course….

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10th June 2020
by Morgan Burgess
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10th June 2020
by Morgan Burgess

After a quieter week online to reflect on unfolding events, our next mailer looks at the fascinating world of audio. Like everything else, the audio world has been impacted by COVID-19. Indeed, the soundtrack of our lives has evolved to include everything from neighbourly rows, to NHS claps, through to Zoom singalongs. As such, we…

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26th May 2020
by MTM team
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26th May 2020
by MTM team

Do you know your ‘Flop’ from your ‘Fold’? Your ‘River’ from your ‘Rainbow’? During this lockdown, thousands more people are picking up the poker lingo as they try to make the most of the hand they’ve been dealt. Online poker is experiencing a resurgence in a way not seen since the original ‘online poker boom’…

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15th May 2020
by MTM team
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15th May 2020
by MTM team

With so many of us locked down, it is no surprise that 24% of Britons say they feel more lonely than usual. Unable to leave our homes, trapped in the confinement of our living rooms, bedrooms and – now – parks, the country is turning to technology to keep safe, socially connected, and entertained. Platforms…

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4th May 2020
by MTM team
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4th May 2020
by MTM team

One of the most positive stories coming out of this global pandemic has been the UK’s embrace of fitness. We can’t seem to get enough of it: we’ve got street gym sessions across the country, a 100 year-old doing laps of his garden and inspiring a nation, viral 5k challenges making millions for the NHS,…

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24th April 2020
by MTM team
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24th April 2020
by MTM team

These are difficult times for the cinema industry. Box-office revenues have plummeted dramatically, and many studios have halted their productions and postponed film releases until later this year. Sadly, experts predict the film industry will face losses of up to $15bn this year. As with so many other sectors, the industry is having to adapt…

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17th April 2020
by MTM team
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17th April 2020
by MTM team

With the UK in lockdown, many are looking to in-home entertainment to help them pass the time. Data from the latest wave of our syndicated research tracker ScreenThink, collected in Winter 2019, alongside industry data, suggest some interesting changes in TV viewing behaviour that may continue beyond the outbreak. A look at the TV landscape…

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9th April 2020
by MTM team
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9th April 2020
by MTM team

As the uncertainty heightens around the COVID-19 pandemic, MTM continues to update on the lasting impact it will have on society, entertainment, and business. We have published on how creativity, sports, education, and gaming have shifted during the pandemic, as well as providing weekly isolation tips for stay-at-home living. This week, we look at businesses…

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3rd April 2020
by Natalia Kumar
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3rd April 2020
by Natalia Kumar

It’s been two weeks since the MTM office began working from home and in this time I – like many of my colleagues – have become well acquainted with the Netflix back catalogue. In fact, I think I’ve almost finished Netflix. Meanwhile, my partner has doubled down on his gaming: both playing and watching gaming…

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30th March 2020
by MTM team
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30th March 2020
by MTM team

As we become accustomed to remaining indoors and increasingly living in a virtual world, we’re also finding better, and more interesting things to do with our time at home. The team at MTM thought we’d share some of the virtual activities we’ll be tuning into to keep ourselves occupied when we’re not hard at work….

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Digital Culture Report 2017