Those BASE Awards nominations in full…

Monday, April 25 2016
Those BASE Awards nominations in full…

It’s the first year for the new incarnation of the industry’s premier awards event, as the name change for the trade body formally known as the BVA means that they ceremony and evening is now being held under the banner of the BASE Awards, and, after a day’s judging event, the full shortlist has now […]

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The Consumer Experience Is King

Tuesday, March 22 2016
The Consumer Experience Is King

HMV’s Rudy Osorio is a long-time champion of the industry, both in his role as head of film and TV at the retailer, and in his involvement in industry organisations, not least as one of the senior retailers at ERA. His presentation at the BASE Industry Forum was one of the highlights of the event […]

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2015 – The Year In Numbers

Sunday, January 10 2016
2015 – The Year In Numbers

The year’s over, the counting’s done and the figures are all in… Rather than a straightforward feature we’ve pored over stats and numbers from the video industry and other spheres of the entertainment business to pul together a whole bunch of relevant numbers for 2015. So without further ado, here is 2015 In Numbers… We’ll […]

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Finders Keepers

Wednesday, August 19 2015
Finders Keepers

It’s been almost three years since the Industry Trust took over running of findanyfilm.com, the website has now become an integral part of its work, its relaunch has made it, the Trust believes, an even more essential element of its ongoing efforts. The overhaul has seen it adding more content, including TV titles, easier navigation […]

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That BVA Shortlist In Full…

Monday, May 11 2015
That BVA Shortlist In Full…

With the June 11 date fast approaching – it’s well on its way to becoming a sell-out – the BVA has unveiled the shortlist for this year’s awards ceremony. Universal is leading the pack, with nominations in almost every category it could have earned them in. Worthy of note is its performance with Northern Soul, which surely has helped […]

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The BVA/ERA Video Insights Day In Numbers… And Words

Sunday, April 19 2015
The BVA/ERA Video Insights Day In Numbers… And Words

The BVA Research Day, a long-standing event on the industry’s calendar, now presented in association with ERA and going under the name of the Video Insights Day, is also key in terms of providing an idea of where our business is at and, crucially, where it’s going. The first event of 2015 – it’s set to become […]

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Do The Wright Thing

Thursday, November 28 2013
Do The Wright Thing

Vote Labour. There you go, as a journalist whose father was a politician and whose family has long been involved in politics, I’ve always had a hankering to write those two words and see them written down, in black and white. But following shadow business minister Iain Wright’s speech and Q&A at the BVA AGM, […]

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10 Things We Learnt At The ERA AGM

Monday, September 23 2013
10 Things We Learnt At The ERA AGM

The AGM of the Entertainment Retailers’ Association, held at the BPI’s offices overlooking the Thames and, beyond that, the Houses of Parliament, offered a fascinating snapshot of not just the video industry but its entertainment counterparts in games, music and beyond. It took in the current state of the nation, as well as offering glimpses […]

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Top 10 Father’s Day

Friday, June 14 2013
Top 10 Father’s Day

The BVA is becoming increasingly savvy when it comes to supporting the industry. Yes, there’s its ongoing lobbying work – director general Lavinia Carey is one of the best-known figures around Whitehall and Westminster, meeting politicians and civil servants, pushing copyright and other industry related issues – but there’s other flag-waving PR initiatives too. Just […]

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The BVA Awards 2013 In Full

Tuesday, May 7 2013
The BVA Awards 2013 In Full

It’s a tradition now: at the end of the annual BVA awards ceremony, all the assorted winners of gongs at the video industry’s annual celebration of its achievements, line up for a group shot. And here, left, is that picture from the 2013 event, held at the now regular location of Old Billingsgate down by […]

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2012 In Numbers

Monday, January 7 2013
2012 In Numbers

The BVA has unveiled its figures for the year-end, revealing, as expected, a slight dip in the overall market, with growth in the digital arena and, to a lesser extent, the Blu-ray format. Similar figures have already been revealed by the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) Here are the figures released by the two respective trade […]

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Mapping The Future

Wednesday, November 14 2012
Mapping The Future

Some months in the planning, The Content Map is the latest tool in the ongoing battle against piracy. Based on the original video landscape concept map put together by our very own British Video Association (our very own BVA), it lays out where consumers can stream or download legitimate content from, taking in not just […]

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Ready To Face The Future In Numbers

Monday, July 16 2012
Ready To Face The Future In Numbers

A year ago, industry boot the BVA published More Than Just A Support Act, a fascinating look at what the UK video industry ploughs back into our industry. Aimed at dispelling some of the myths at help copyright theft thrive (chiefly the one that suggests that all monies raised from sales head straight back to […]

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Censor Sensibility

Friday, May 11 2012
Censor Sensibility

One of the rarest items handed out at the annual BVA gongs bash is its Special Award, not least because it doesn’t happen every year and you have to do something really important to pick it up. And here, below, we have a winner at this year’s event, at Old Billingsgate. The picture shows awards […]

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Those BVA Winners In Full

Friday, May 11 2012
Those BVA Winners In Full

This has become something of a tradition at the BVA Awards, as the organisers pull together every single gong-winner on the evening, along with some of their colleagues, and other assorted industry representatives, for a giant group shot. And, below, here’s the line up of the 2012 event, with the full complement of winners taking […]

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