Newsletter 10th of January
10 January 2024
Mediavision’s newsletter is back! We hope you have had a great holiday and some time to recharge. We have and are ready for a new year.
These are the main topics this week:
- Award season is in full swing
- Viaplay’s extraordinary general meeting approves recapitalization plan
- Consumer Electronics Show is underway in Las Vegas
Award season is in full swing
The movie and TV award season is in full swing. On Monday, the annual Golden Globes awards was held, honouring both American and international movies and series.
At this year’s Golden Globes, Succession was the big winner in the tv series category. Succession won best drama series for the third time, hence, tying the record held by Mad Men and The X-Files. Three actors from the HBO series, Matt Macfadyen, Sarah Snook and Kieran Culkin, also won awards for their performance in the last season of the series.
In the movie category, there was a lot of the talk beforehand about the battle between Barbie and Oppenheimer, 2023’s big movie event as they premiered on the same day this summer. Despite Barbie earning more in box office, Oppenheimer was the clear winner at the Golden Globe Awards. Christopher Nolan’s movie won best drama and came home with a total of five awards. Barbie won the prize for cinematic and box office achievement, one of the two new categories at this year’s show.
We have also had a few award wins for the Nordics this past week. Danish film producer Sigrid Dyekjær was presented with an Emmy on Monday for her work with the documentary film The Territory, which is one of the most prestigious awards within documentary and non-fiction films. Sweden has contributed with a few wins in the music sphere, with composer Ludwig Göransson winning a Golden Globe for the music in Oppenheimer, as well as Max Martin winning an Emmy for the song A Beautiful Game in the tv series Ted Lasso.
Max Martin and Sigrid Dyekjær won their awards at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards which was held on Monday. It is a precursor to the main Emmy ceremony. The main Emmy ceremony will be held next Monday on the 15th of January. A few of the other upcoming award shows are the Grammy Awards on the 4th of February, the BAFTA Film Awards on the 18th of February, and the Oscars Academy awards on 11th March.
New version published! This analysis covers both the TV- and streaming markets in the Nordic countries. It rests on three pillars: the consumers, the market, and the actors. Analyzing the consumers takes us far – but not all the way. Studying the actors and the market as a whole is just as important.
Viaplay’s extraordinary general meeting approves recapitalization plan
Today, Viaplay Group’s extraordinary general meeting for shareholders to vote on the proposed recapitalization plan was held in Stockholm. Viaplay posted a press release shortly after eleven o’clock with the news that all proposed resolutions had been accepted.
With the decision, Viaplay’s owners have approved the arrangement which includes, among other things, an equity capital injection of SEK 4 billion. It is supported by main shareholders French Canal Plus and Czech PPF, by means of an SEK 3.1 billion directed share issue. This will result in the two companies becoming major owners, with approximately 29.3 percent, respectively, of the shares and votes in Viaplay Group.
The directed share issue of SEK 4 billion means a radical reduction for the company’s approximately 55,000 shareholders. As recently as last spring, a Viaplay share cost well over SEK 200. Viaplay’s share price have plunged around 98 percent since the beginning of 2023.
This analysis tracks the progress of individual and household payments per service and actor, as well as overall media expenditures. The primary focus is mapping out the allocation of expenditures across audio, video, text, and access. Published biannually.
Consumer Electronics Show is underway in Las Vegas
The Consumer Electronics Show, which is one of the world’s biggest tech conferences, is underway in Las Vegas. The event hosts presentations from the biggest brands and innovators, showcasing new products and technologies that cover the entire tech landscape. It comes as no surprise that artificial intelligence is the main topic at this year’s event. Several companies are expected to make claims about how AI is improving their offerings.
Samsung has presented several new buzz-creating products, including a flat speaker inspired by its TV series The Frame, as well as new smart home features with AI characters and household maps. But perhaps the most interesting news from Samsung is the MicroLED transparent screen. You can see a preview of the product here. Samsung is, however, not alone in presenting a transparent screen at this year’s CES. LG has also presented a transparent screen with its wireless and transparent OLED TV, which you can see here.
In line with the technological development of products, the consumer’s use is also changing. To provide insights into how the media devices shape the Nordic media landscape, Mediavision has conducted an analysis of Consumer Media Devices. The analysis covers both the uptake and use of media devices, as well as progression over time. The focus is on video-related devices, including TVs, media centers, gaming consoles and smartphones. The analysis includes uptake of tablets, smart speakers, and VR headsets, as well as household penetration of device brands such as Apple, Google, LG and Samsung.
The 2023 version of the Consumer Media Devices report is available at a discounted price throughout January. For more information or order, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mediavision has conducted an analysis of media devices in the Nordics covering both penetration of hardware and usage. The focus is on video-related devices, including TVs, media centers/gaming consoles and smartphones.
Mediavision in the News
Kan bli det store gjennombruddet for denne typen TV-abonnement – Kampanje
Nordiska tv-marknaden fortsätter att växa trots konjunkturen – Dagens Media
Nordisk tv- og streamingmarked nærmer sig milepæl for omsætning – Mediawatch
Report: Nordic video market approaching €10bn in revenue – Advanced Television
Streaming subs in Nordics approach 20 million – C21 Media
Mediavision: Digitala ljudtjänster tar andelar på ljudmarknaden – Radionytt
Return of media piracy fuelling other crimes, expert says – Yle
Krisen i tv-branschen fortsätter – nu ökar piratkopieringen – Aftonbladet
Köp av medietjänster ökar: ”Ett hyfsat billigt nöje” – SR
Trots tuffa tider för hushållen – många fortsätter betala för strömningstjänster – SVT
MIPTV: 15-17 April 2024, Cannes, France
* Mediavision will attend
** Mediavision will present