—Larry Guthrie, director, communications and marketing, ACG Global
IT’S THE SMALL THINGS
ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA TRENDS // There’s No Business Like Show Business
(DON’T) QUIT PLAYIN’
GAMES WITH ME
The global games market will generate $99.6
billion in revenue in 2016, up 8.5% from
2015. For the first time, mobile gaming will
take a larger share than PC with $36.9 billion,
TAKE THE VICTORY
LAP(TOP) ON TV VIEWING
Laptops have surpassed internet-connected
TVs as the primary devices used to view
online television among U.S. digital video
viewers. According to a survey, 58% watch
on their laptops compared to 47% on TVs.
CROUCHING TIGER, NOT-SO-HIDDEN MOVIE POWERHOUSE
China may soon have the world’s largest
film audience–-some experts estimate
that may happen by 2020. The media and
entertainment industry is currently worth
$180 billion in China and growing.
DOES THIS PLAYSTATION
MAKE ME LOOK FAT?
Gaming is no longer a male dominated area.
Of the 40% of Americans who own a video
game console, 42% are women and only
37% are men.
PE HAS AMASSED QUITE
Media mogul Ari Emanuel turned WME-IMG into a leader in sports, entertainment
and marketing, with an assist from Silver
Lake. The private equity group backed his
acquisition of IMG in 2014 with $2.4 billion
4 MUSIC BIZ IS SOLID AS A BLACKROCK
Investment giant BlackRock entered the
music business in 2015, providing $5 million
to $20 million of structured investments for
artists through newly formed Alignment