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Instead of trying to get their business fully into the Chinese market, they're going to license content to local companies. It wont get anything big of profit but it will do the job for now. CNN mentions "But content is heavily censored by Beijing, and many websites, including Google (GOOG) and Facebook (FB, Tech30), are blocked". China is so overbearing with blocking everything, common things like google and Facebook aren't allowed in. The Chinese are very cut off from the rest of the world. Netflix has been working on getting into every country except some countries including China, North Korea... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Global Media News
Netflix has been trying to get into China and set up camp for sometime now. China is being difficult though to make a deal with a lot of companies in their television market, including Netflix and HBO. "Yang Zheng of China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (known as SARFT), "said he had met with with representatives of Netflix, HBO, Warner Bros. and the Producers Guild of America to discuss the idea of teaming up on TV shows. The government agency supervises state-owned outlets and censors content in media". HBO are one of the few that are making progress... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at Global Media News
Los Angeles Times mentioned, "Netflix, which has more than 80 million subscribers globally". Netflix finally came to the conclusion that its efforts trying to get into China is almost futile because of the censorship that is in the country. They aren't letting foreign digital streaming services in because of the security that China has from the governments rules. Yang Zheng, of SARFT, explains "the size of China’s TV audience numbers 1.28 billion viewers, making it the world’s largest TV audience". You can see why the Netflix, Warner Brothers, and HBO are trying to get into this country with their business.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at Global Media News
Its been about 10 seasons that the NFL has introduced their game and business into London. The fans in London have a lot of love for the sport and league because the games always sell out. They all have different jerseys and merchandise in the stands because they don't have a home team themselves. The NFL is arguably the most popular sport in the U.S. and its carried over to London. Still, the games in London are losing money even though they are selling out. The problem is most of the productions are a bit pricey and the NFL isn't... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at Global Media News
As mentioned in my last post, The NFL isn't racking in the money from the games held in London. Nor is everyone happy about the games being in a different continent. mentions " the league is openly considering basing a team permanently in London, if it can figure out the financial model and a punishing travel schedule that could upset the parity the NFL works so hard to achieve. Expensive as it is, London is still one of the five most successful host cities including U.S. markets, according to the league". I personally don't think people are going to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at Global Media News
According to a 2014 article by Creative industries, "The UK is one of the highest consumers of video games in the world, alongside Japan and the US". The U.K. had one of the biggest headquarters with a large amount of power to have success in Europe. This is why everyone is choosing the U.K. and this is why the U.K. video game industry is booming. A lot of the oversea video game industries are throwing money at them to support their games so that gives U.K. a lot of money. Creative industries also explains that "The UK games industry is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2016 at Global Media News
Out of all the countries in Europe, the United Kingdom leads the way in Video Gaming. Creative industries explains in a 2014 article, "The UK has been widely identified as the leading industry for games development in Europe. The Games Developer Conference (GDC) (a government source in which they promote U.K. Creative industries), polled 400-plus games professionals across europe and found that the UK emerged top for tax incentives and also as the best source of games both 10 years ago and as the likely source of the best games in five year from now". It leads the way in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at Global Media News
Yup I agree! I think part of it is them being from Japan. A place that is invested in their ancient dynasty ways and not change like the U.S.!
China's Internet cafes are still there, but most are turning into chains instead of small businesses. The amount of cybercafes that are chains is actually 40 percent! That is a big portion of stores and that means that the "small business" guys are starting to lose ground in that business. The reason that this is happening is because China is known as a county that is big on censorship, therefore they want to crack down on it. "The Ministry", they are calling them. They want the number of businesses to go down so that they can keep an eye on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at Global Media News
Internet cafes are a big deal in China. According to, they did the numbers on the total revenues from gaming from each country and China came in first, right in front of the U.S. Granted their population is enormous but that's besides the point. Point is, internet cafes are a big portion of that revenue in China. The censorship in China is drastic and up until recent, people used to go to the internet cafe and spend a fee to use their cafes for anything whether it was the internet, video games, email or whatever. As of now, people... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2016 at Global Media News
The world of Japanese mobile gaming has been known as one of the oldest and richest in the mobile gaming industry. Ollie Barder mentions in an article "Earlier in March, there was an incident where a player of the mobile game Granblue Fantasy spent $6,065 in one night in order to get a rare character". The reason this is such a big thing is they made a lot of money in one night but it was for the wrong reason. With this game specifically, you need to use in game transactions to do a lot of things so that's how... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at Global Media News
Japan gaming has been struggling to keep up with western gaming as I had mentioned in my last post. This time in a different way. Japan is not grasping the whole "social gaming" aspect that the rest of the world is doing now. A lot of people nowadays are into technology advancing and social media of some sort. This leads to my point on "social gaming". Seth Schiesel mentions in an article on the topic that certain games are in the social gaming field. "Nintendo’s fabulously popular Wii console is Exhibit A, but is also joined in that vein by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at Global Media News
Japan has been known as one of the most successful in the video game industry. As of late, that's not exactly true. Sure they have Sony Playstation and Nintendo but, they aren't exactly killing the numbers lately with the games. "Sonic the Hedgehog and Mario still sell games. But more recent Japanese attempts to establish franchises, like White Knight Chronicles from Sony or Monster Hunter from Capcom, have not made a mark in the United States and Europe" said Hiroki Tabuchi. The big games that have been taking the glory from Japan include, Call Of Duty and Grand Theft Auto.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at Global Media News
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