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10th July 2013

Video Gamers Frustrated By Lack Of Multi-Device Accessibility

mini-orbyThe information contained in The Download on Digital Report (PDF) was commissioned by WorldPay and created by Loudhouse in March 2013. The survey was conducted among consumers who have purchased digital content and video games online in the last 12 months. The sample comprised 11,483 consumers aged 18+, 10,075 of which purchased digital goods and services and 7,554 who have purchased video games and 6,776 that have purchased both. While the consumers were surveyed from 7 different countries not including Canada, I feel that the information contained in the report is of relevance to Village Gamer’s development industry reader demographic.  Read the rest of this entry »

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10th July 2013

Insights On Key Mobile Consumer Segments In Canada To Be Discussed At Launch Event

mini-orbyAs mobile becomes an increasingly important part of everyday life for Canadians, there is a much greater need for advertisers, publishers and brands to gain Canadian specific insights into those who use mobile. In response to this need, App-Promo, BrandSpark International and Tapped Mobile have partnered to conduct a detailed research study on the mobile habits of three key Canadian personas: Read the rest of this entry »

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4th July 2013

Pixwoo Survey Reveals UK Gamer Stats

OrbyPertinent information for the game development industry: The average British gamer is married, aged 35 and earns £23k a year, a study from Paris-based social media network Pixwoo revealed yesterday. Researchers found that while the stereotypical gamer is a student with plenty of time on their hands, it is actually settled, working Brits who are most likely to unwind playing videogames – and female gamers spend just as much time indulging in their videogame hobby as their male counterparts. They will spend around two and a half hours a day – five days a week – in front of their console and stay up until 10.58pm playing computer games. It also emerged that gamers own two different consoles, 18 games and take around a month to complete one game. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th June 2013

CDMN Summer 2013 Update

CDMNVia Newsletter: Continuing the momentum from last month’s Canada 3.0 2013 conference, the Canadian Digital Media Network is busy at home and abroad, helping create jobs, companies and wealth through digital media for Canada.  With summer upon us, the CDMN has a new cohort of businesses going international through the Outbound Soft-Landing Program. The nine companies will visit myriad international markets from Shanghai to Brazil, to make important connections, and close lucrative business deals. To keep track of Soft-Landing Program companies past and present, they have launched a new interactive soft landing map on the CDMN website that allows you to learn about the landing sites across the globe and the Canadian companies that have gone there. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th June 2013

Magazines Canada Business Media White Paper Looks to the Future

mini-orbyToday Magazines Canada released its latest PDF white paper titled, “Plotting a Course across Canada’s Business Media Landscape.” Commissioned by the association and authored by respected industry consultants John Milne and D.B. Scott, the paper was inspired by the February 2013 Business Media Leadership Summit. The white paper reflects the authors’ broadly based analysis of current and future opportunities for the vibrant business media publishing sector. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th June 2013

Ernst & Young Study Shows Digital Revenues From Media Companies Set To Overtake Traditional Revenue By 2015

Ernst & YoungAccording to a new Ernst & Young survey, digital will soon be the largest source of revenue for media and entertainment companies, with 68% of companies reporting that smart mobility will drive revenue growth. Digital agility now! Creating a high-velocity media and entertainment organization in the age of transformative technology (PDF) identifies 69 companies as “digital leaders” out of more than 550 global survey respondents. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th June 2013

Mediative And HEC Montreal Launch Long-Term Study On Mobile Device Use

mediativeThe use of mobile devices in Canada has surpassed all projections, transforming the way businesses communicate with consumers. To remain at the forefront of these changes, Mediative, in partnership with HEC Montréal, SAP, and Avatar EEG Solutions Inc, has launched a research program on the antecedents and consequences surrounding the use of mobile devices for companies looking to attract customers on these platforms. This program, which will gather data over the next three years, will allow the industry and academic institutions to conduct cutting-edge research to contribute to information systems and marketing theory. Furthermore, this study will help partner organizations optimize their techniques, methods, and strategies for mobile devices. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th June 2013

A New Website On Crowdfunding In Canada

Canada Media FundI also tweeted from the Banff World Media Festival session yesterday where the Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced the official launch of a new website dedicated to information on crowdfunding. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th June 2013

QuickPlay Media Survey Finds U.S. Consumers More Tolerant Of Mobile Video Ads Than U.K. Or Canadian Counterparts

quickplay mediaQuickPlay Media has revealed the results of a survey focused on mobile TV and video viewing habits as well as ad tolerance in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The survey results reveal insights about ad tolerance across streaming devices, the popularity of Live TV versus video on demand (VOD) and the factors that motivate users to pay for premium services. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th June 2013

New Study Released On Aboriginal Screen-Based Production

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund has released a new study (PDF) on the Aboriginal screen-based production sector paints a portrait of a dynamic and vibrant industry sector. Producers in the sector typically employ Aboriginal Peoples, combine the roles of producer, writer and director and create original productions in Aboriginal languages. The report prepared by Maria De Rosa, President of Communications MDR, and her Associate, Marilyn Burgess, examined the state of Aboriginal television, interactive and feature film production in Canada and measured production activity over the five-year period 2007-2008 to 2011-2012. In that period, the sector created over 3,300 full-time jobs, generating almost $173 million in production activity. Read the rest of this entry »

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