Spotlight Sessions

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This summer, BASE and the DEGI held the first ever season of Spotlight Sessions, a weekly series of bite-size virtual events that served up the latest vital insights from expert industry guest-speakers and panels – all distilled into 45 minutes or less.

Following a momentous year in the industry, now is the perfect time to reflect, refresh and renew your outlook on vital topics across the Entertainment sector.

Running from June 16, the weekly Spotlight Sessions provided the ideal opportunity to quickly access up-to-date insights and research.


To find information, download links and supportive documents for past sessions, please select via the below list.

This session detailed the latest trends and insight on consumer engagement with entertainment content and services, in the UK and internationally. It also delved into key learnings from the past 12 months on how to better connect with shoppers to apply to your marketing strategies in the second half of 2021.

Driven by the latest infringement insights and emerging piracy trends, this session covered the criminal forces behind intellectual property crime, methods of content and financial disruption, and new ideas and efforts to defeat piracy in the future.

Featuring members of the D2C community, the session focussed on a view from the US and priorities on what, as an industry, needs to evolve as the DTC sector continues to grow in number of services and number of subscriptions being taken up by consumers.

Cinemas began re-opening across the UK at the end of May after a difficult year. For our fourth Spotlight Session we gathered a panel of experts to share their insights into the early successes and challenges, and a closer look at how the UK box office is performing in comparison with international markets.

This session focussed on key issues for European trade and those dominating domestic and international trade deals. This included topics such as COVID-19 (can digitalisation and environmental sustainability speed up the recovery process?); freedom to contract content (territoriality, the importance of preserving a diverse distribution network, discoverability of legal access/services offline/online); and strong IP & enforcement measures.