June 14, 2021


London Short Series Festival is officially canceled.

The 7th edition of the Web Series world cup has a circuit of 22 confirmed festivals so far.

The two first stages (DC Webfest and Die Seriale) are complete.
DC Webfest selection & winners : https://dcwebfest.org/official-selections
Die Seriale selection : https://die-seriale.de/official-selection-2021/


Report: Social Video Generates 70% As Much Reach As Linear TV, Fills In Demo ‘Gaps’ 06/04/2021 (mediapost.com)
For most traditional linear TV companies, social video generates about 70% as much reach as linear TV — and for Disney, the reach is nearly the same. The 18-to-34 age segment generates more than half of social video consumption, versus just 10% of linear TV consumption. Those 55 and older now make up more than 60% of linear TV’s audience, but just 13% of social video’s audience.

ShortsTV Teams With SeriesFest To Present ‘Best of SeriesFest’ | Broadcasting+Cable (nexttv.com)
ShortsTV, a worldwide channel dedicated to short films, said it made a deal with SeriesFest to present “Best of SeriesFest,” which will curate five award-winning pilots.

1 Question Netflix Has to Answer | The Motley Fool
investors are wondering, “How will Netflix continue to add subscribers?”

Convergence Says OTT Revenue Rose 35% in 2020, Linear TV Revenue Fell 6% | Multichannel News (nexttv.com)
Revenue from over-the-top streaming TV providers like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and HBO Max rose 35% to $29.6 billion in 2020, and could double to nearly $60 billion by 2023. At the same time, linear revenue from cable, telco TV and satellite TV dipped 6% to $94.7 billion

Netflix Launches E-commerce Platform, Netflix.shop | Next TV
It makes sense, considering Disney Consumer Products generated around $16.5 billion in revenue in 2020 selling things like Baby Yoda dolls–a down year for the division, with outlets like theme parks shuttered.
Is Android TV Growing Much Faster Than Roku and Amazon Fire TV? | Next TV
According to data revealed by the Google Play Store, the YouTube app for Android TV has now been downloaded more than 100 million times. That’s double the 50 million Google reported in early June 2020.

Buoyed by Pandemic Boom, Russian VODs Stake Claims to Crowded Market – Variety
According to TMT Consulting, the Russian VOD market grew by 66% in 2020 to reach a value of 27.8 billion rubles ($384 million), with revenue from subscriptions rising by 87%. This comes as a growing number of media holdings, telecoms, and financial giants enter the streaming fray.

Instagram Unravels The Mysteries Of How Its Algorithms Work 06/09/2021 (mediapost.com)
A blog post explains how content in a variety of Instagram platforms is ranked. In Explore, for example, the most important signals are information about the post, history of interacting with the person who posted, activity, and information about the person who posted. In Reels, it’s all about the person’s activity, history of interacting with the person who posts, and information about the reel.

US adults will consume almost as much media in 2021, but TV viewing will backslide – Insider Intelligence Trends, Forecasts & Statistics (emarketer.com)
Last year, the average US adult spent more time per day with most media formats and devices, including TV. Although adults will spend nearly as much time with media this year, their TV viewing time will drop below pre-pandemic levels.

After the two first stages of the 2021 WSWC, the Australian web series “Love, guns and Level ups” is leading the ranking. Here is the link to the episodes playlist