Media & Entertainment

Sony’s PlayStation 5 shortage is over: It only took three years, but now PS5 supplies have stabilized just in time for Sony to pivot its VR strategy. It could lead to consolidation of its gaming and entertainment properties.

Audio companies are freezing and slowing podcasting budgets: After years of aggressive spending, softening listener growth is unnerving major players.

Paramount is playing catch-up when it comes to ad innovation: The media giant is exploring a number of initiatives to fuel its aggressive streaming goals.

Meta’s latest EU fine is more than a minor shakeup: The ruling, which Meta will appeal, could markedly limit its ability to target advertisements.

Taiwan is still the cradle of chip innovation: TSMC committed to its home country even as it broke ground in America, maintaining Taiwan’s dominance in chip production at a time of heightened geopolitical conflict.

ogers-Shaw deal in jeopardy: The $26 billion merger would create the second-largest firm in Canada’s telecom oligopoly, but delays and uncertainty will drive down value.

VideoAmp will give Nielsen a run for its money: The measurement startup’s list of high-influence partners now includes Warner Bros. Discovery.

Meet the new Netflix, same as the old Netflix: The streaming service canceled another hit show after one season in a misguided search for a megafranchise.

Our analysts have already shared what they think will be the biggest trends of 2023, but we’re not done with the crystal ball just yet. From patchwork TV measurement to Meta cashing in on its messaging apps, our team revealed some thoughts on what’s to come in the year ahead.

Tesla leads EV charge, but competition is around the corner: Tesla’s expansion is unparalleled, but so are its recalls and safety issues. Meanwhile, the rest of the automotive industry is slowly but steadily catching up.

James Cameron’s new ‘Avatar’ film suggests the box office can’t survive without spectacle and translatable themes: The movie has netted two-thirds of its receipts from outside North America.

More people in the US are listening to digital audio, and those who already do are spending more time listening.

From streaming to ad measurement and privacy, 2023 will be a year of transformation. Here are four changes we expect in the new year.

This year will be marked by a little bit of the old and a little bit of the new. While consumers give in-store shopping another go, augmented reality (AR) will help bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds. Our analysts have already covered the biggest trends of 2023, but here are four more predictions for what's to come next year.

European regulators intensified their investigations into Big Tech’s anticompetitive practices: Apple, Google, Meta, and Amazon parried with regulators throughout the year as various countries put tech giants in their crosshairs.

It’s time for podcast advertising to mature with its audience: The format has reached mainstream success, but ad solutions are lagging behind.

Revenues are the real figures streamers should worry about: After misplaced fear around subscription losses, services are being punished for slow topline growth.

Meta trapped in the middle of its past and future: One year after its bold pivot to the metaverse, Meta is wrestling with poor VR user adoption while desperately trying to resuscitate legacy apps in a flagging ad-revenue reality.

Can data clean rooms satisfy regulators? The emerging tech has Big Tech adopters, but lacks clear standards.