Did you know:

– Sony Pictures Entertainment, which has been attacked by shareholder/investor activist Daniel Loeb for failing to use its revenues more efficiently, has snatched a US$200m co-funding deal that will finance deficit potential blockbuster films in the pipeline?

– Uber music producer Dr Dre and his music-executive business partner Jimmy Iovine have confounded the music industry and agreed to join tech giant Apple in as-yet unspecified senior roles?

Expenditure on advertising will grow to US$537bn by the end of 2014 – a 5.5% increase from last year – according to data published by ZenithOptimedia?

– News Corp, Rupert Murdoch’s mostly print-media business that split away from the TV-and-movies division (21st Century Fox) last year, has agreed to purchase Canada-based Harlequin Enterprises for C$455m?

– Investment in games content is accelerating? Investors spent more than US$5bn on related mergers and acquisitions during the first quarter of 2014, almost the US$5.6bn spent in the whole of 2013, according to Digi-Capital’s most recent Global Games Investment Review.

– The European Union’s Court of Justice (CoJ) has ruled that counterfeit goods bought on a website situated outside the region infringe the brand owner’s intellectual-property rights the moment the goods are received in the EU?


This, and a special focus on Denmark, in the latest issue of Outside the Box, a MIP Markets-exclusive round-up of recent key developments and disruptions in entertainment and media, including:


• Music
• Film
• Tech
• Ads & Marketing
• Books & Print
• Games
• Copyright


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This report is the latest issue of a quarterly entertainment trends review developed by MediaTainment Finance, the business journal that covers investments in international media, entertainment and the impact of related digital technologies.

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International journalist Juliana Koranteng is the London-based editor-in-chief of MediaTainment Finance, a business journal that keeps track of investments in the global media, entertainment and creative industries

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