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BentPixels reports "We are starting to see major subsets form with in the space. Digital Entertainment is now showcased in various independent verticals. High-quality narrative content, made exclusively for an online audience, has grown as led by innovators such as New Form Digital and Bento Box. Creator-based content models are maturing and evolving, as represented by leading MCNs (StyleHaul, Fullscreen, Big Frame). A recent newcomer, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality content, seems to be here to stay with its own emerging vertical powered by technology advancement from Nokia (OZO) and creative minds at River Studios, among others."
Perhaps the biggest indication that we are in a truly exciting and transformational time was the final session of the day with Disney’s Chief Strategy Honcho Kevin Mayer, arguably one of the most powerful executives in digital entertainment today. During his tenure, Mayer has overseen Disney’s strategic acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Club Penguin and Maker Studios and oversees the Disney Accelerator, a program designed to accelerate the growth of startup companies from around the world.
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