HPA Tech Retreat: Variety Intelligence Analyzes M&E Industry

During this month’s HPA Tech Retreat, Variety Intelligence Platform (VIP) president and chief media analyst Andrew Wallenstein presented “The Third Wave,” the second VIP report on COVID-19’s impact on the media and entertainment business. “The Third Wave” analyzed the consumption habits of 23-to-49-year-old viewers, relying on data collected by VIP and the Trailer Park Group. “Perhaps it’s no surprise,” said Wallenstein, “that every available form of media and entertainment saw increases during the pandemic … but the biggest winner was streaming.” Continue reading HPA Tech Retreat: Variety Intelligence Analyzes M&E Industry

Variety Drops Daily Publishing, Opts for New Weekly Edition

Entertainment trade publication Variety has announced it will end its long-running daily publication schedule after March 19 and launch a new weekly Tuesday edition. The five-days-a-week newspaper and Sunday magazine will both shutter this month. Under new owner Penske Media, the publication’s digital Variety.com edition will also drop its paid-subscription plan and will be offered for free. Continue reading Variety Drops Daily Publishing, Opts for New Weekly Edition