Subscription over-the-top video revenues will overtake box office revenues globally in 2019 as SVOD continues to grow in all regions, according to Ampere Analysis.The research firm predicts that global OTT revenues will reach US$46 billion next year while cinema revenues will come in at just under US$40 billion, noting a theatrical slowdown in North America and Western Europe.Ampere claims that subscription OTT revenues surpassed theatrical revenues in the US in 2017, with the same expected to happen in the UK by the end of 2018 and in China in 2019, with higher ticket prices linked to lower cinema attendance.“Our analysis of consumers in 15 markets reveals that although there are differences in the cost of cinema attendance by country, there’s clearly an appetite for content among some consumers whether that be on the big screen, or a smaller one,” said Ampere Analysis senior analyst, Toby Holleran.“The key for cinema is to understand that while SVOD subscribers are more avid cinema goers, this may not always be the case. Therefore, the shared experience of watching a film on the big screen must remain an enticing – and realistically priced – one.”According to the research, Mexico is the cheapest country to go and see a film at US$2.50 per-ticket and also has the highest attendance at 3.3 admissions on average per year.This compares to 1.5 admissions per-year in France where it costs roughly US$8 to see a film, and less than a single cinema trip per year in Scandinavia where tickets cost upwards of US$13.The two markets with the lowest cinema attendance were Japan, where cinema tickets were found to be almost double average SVOD price, and Germany where they were around 50% higher.However, in all the markets surveyed, SVOD subscribers were more avid cinema-goers than non-SVOD subscribers. In nine out of 15 markets, SVOD subscribers said they go to the cinema at least twice as frequently as non-subscribers.The research looked at 15 international markets including Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the US and UK.
From West End to global phenomenon, the London production, it is one of only five musicals to have run for more than 10 years both on Broadway and in the West End, and in 2011, it became the first Western musical ever to be staged in Mandarin in the People’s Republic of China.The cast for the MAMMA MIA! sees Sara Poyzer will play Donna Sheridan with Shobna Gulati as Tanya, Sue Devaney as Rosie and Northern Ireland’s Niamh Perry playing Sophie Sheridan.Sara has also played Donna in the West End production of Mamma Mia! and her other West End roles include Janet in Rutherford & Son, Emilia in Othello and Mam in Billy Elliot.Shobna’s many television roles include Sunita Alahan in Coronation Street, Anita in Victoria Wood’s award-winning BBC series Dinnerladies, Nisha Clayton in the last ever series of Where the Heart Is for ITV, and, most recently, Fiona in Kay Mellor’s new BBC series In the Club. The worldwide smash hit musical, Mamma Mia!, is to play Derry’s Millennium Forum next summer.Seen by over 54 million people, the show will play stage seven shows over five nights, beginning on 7 July.Featuring the timeless music of Swedish supergroup Abba, Mamma Mia is the highest worldwide grossing live-action musical film of all time and one in four households in the Britain has the DVD, which is now Amazon’s biggest selling DVD in Britain. Sue’s television roles include Jane in Dinnerladies, Liz Harker for four years in Casualty, Rita for three years in Jonny Briggs and Debbie Webster for two years in Coronation Street.Mamma Mia! is currently playing in Singapore and will visit Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Liverpool and South Africa before coming to the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin and Belfast’s Odyssey Arena ahead of coming to Derry where it will take to the stage the Millennium Forum from Tuesday 7 July to Saturday 11 July.Tickets will go on sale from the Forum Box Office at 9.00am on Thursday next, November, telephone 71 264455 or visit www.millenniumforum.co.uk for bookings.MAMMA MIA! HIT MUSICAL TO PLAY MILLENNIUM FORUM was last modified: November 13th, 2014 by stephenstephen Tags: ShareTweet 2015AbbaDerryforumjuiymammamiamillenniummusical
Wetaase to utilize its data to track and reduce incidences of human trafficking by monitoring domestic and transnational trafficking. (Photo Courtesy) Advertisement Pollicy, a civic technology organisation in Uganda, has joined the fight to combat human trafficking by developing a platform named Wetaase that will provide relevant, timely information to citizens seeking to travel abroad as well as utilize open data to track and reduce incidences of human trafficking in East Africa, as well asWetaase (a vernacular word meaning ‘help yourself’) is an online and mobile platform serving high-risk individuals, victims and survivors of human trafficking from Uganda. The automated toll-free line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in major Ugandan languages and will also be staffed by trained counselors.Wetaase provides vital information, legal advice and aftercare support through different channels and partnerships. – Advertisement – The platform utilizes this data to track and reduce incidences of human trafficking by monitoring domestic and transnational trafficking. Eventually, the platform aims to be available in countries where Ugandans are most often trafficked to serve as a first line of defense.The Wetaase platform has officially opened its online doors to all those who need any information and help related to human trafficking. There will be a main launch at a private event later on this month.Esther Ndagire the Program Manager of Wetaase expressed her optimism in the platform and believes it will create a positive impact on Ugandans seeking opportunities abroad. She briefly remarked upon the launch of the platform.“We are excited to launch this platform which we have been working on tirelessly for the past couple of months to ensure that we launch a service with our end users in mind. We have engaged key stakeholders working on human trafficking to ensure that the platform is well-trusted,” she said in a press statement.“Wetaase has also recruited a team of dedicated youth community champions who will visit different communities across Kampala to educate and empower communities with knowledge on safe migration and access to information, services and resources,” she concludes.Pollicy works with governments and civil society to effectively use data and technology to improve public service delivery for citizens. Along these lines, the organization is also building up the civic technology ecosystem in Uganda by bringing together enthusiasts from different sectors, backgrounds and organizations to share knowledge and network.
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