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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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24th March 2020
by MTM team
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24th March 2020
by MTM team

Parents are going to be feeling the squeeze this week as schools and universities close to combat Covid-19. During this difficult time no other ‘industry’ will be forced to innovate and adapt as much as the education sector. The immediate need is great: students need to pass their exams, gain qualifications, and maintain their learning…

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20th March 2020
by Archie Booth
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20th March 2020
by Archie Booth

“Can’t believe I watched a marble race all the way to the end. The lack of live sport is clearly getting to me. Withdrawal symptoms.” This quote from Gary Lineker describing a video of marbles racing each other down a hill accurately sums up the situation many sports fans find themselves in currently. Football gone,…

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20th March 2020
by Alex Milne Turner
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20th March 2020
by Alex Milne Turner

As the coronavirus continues to spread across the world, loved ones are lost, and Glastonbury is cancelled, there is understandably a deepening gloom. Relationships are expected to fray as lovers and families quarantine themselves. Panic-buying is causing deepening anxiety. And sports fans have turned to marble racing. Despite this increasingly apocalyptic atmosphere, the team at…

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6th March 2020
by Natalia Kumar
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6th March 2020
by Natalia Kumar

The first few months of the new decade have been busy for England’s arts and culture sector. In January, Arts Council England launched their ambitious new strategy for the sector over the next 10 years. Meanwhile, last month, Arts Council and Nesta launched the fifth iteration of MTM’s Digital Culture Report and Arts Council and…

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27th February 2020
by MTM team
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27th February 2020
by MTM team

As we ring in a new decade, our team of cultural enthusiasts and industry experts has identified 20 trends that span across a diverse range of categories, including culture, tech, communications and media. Last Thursday, we ran a breakfast seminar to discuss the trends that felt most pertinent to our industry this year. Our attendees…

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