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Animation, VFX & Video Games Markets in Arab & The Middle East, 2020-2025 - There are Vast Sections of the Region Where the Potential for Animation, VFX & Video Games Has Not Yet Been Realized
[January 22, 2020]

Animation, VFX & Video Games Markets in Arab & The Middle East, 2020-2025 - There are Vast Sections of the Region Where the Potential for Animation, VFX & Video Games Has Not Yet Been Realized

DUBLIN, Jan. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Middle East & Arab Animation, VFX & Video Games: Strategies, Trends & Opportunities (2020-25)" report has been added to's offering.

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The Middle Eastern and Arab Animation, VFX and Video Games industry has the potential to emerge as an engine of growth for the continent.

The industry has been in existence for quite a long time, however on a small scale. This is changing with increasing global exposure and knowledge transfer and training from international animation and game studios. The industry is in a phase where we are seeing the emergence of several animation, VFX and gaming companies and animators working on attractive stories and content leveraging the continent's large potential for stories.

The region has a handful of large animation studios as well as several small and medium-sized studios producing content tailored to local tastes. Supply of animation talent, which has historically been limited, is emerging with support and intervention of several governments and industry initiatives to develop and support animation through university courses and vocational training courses which provide theoretical and practical hands-on learning on Animation, VFX and Video Games.

There are vast sections of the Middle East and Arab region where the potential for Animation, VFX & Video games has not yet been realized and calls for closer participation between government, industry, and academia to catalyse the industry growth. The industry needs support in the form of training, funding, tax incentives, market reach, access to hardware and software, legal support to protect the content IP. access to global distribution and collaboration networks etc.

Countries such as Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Turkey, Israel, and Iran are emerging as key players in the region. However, the content producers in these countries have not been successful in the global distribution of their output. This current focus of the industry includes content for movies, television, games, augmented reality, virtual reality, advertising, web designs and industrial applications such as architecture, engineering, industrial design, healthcare, education, medicine, and the motor industry.

The demand for animation, VFX and video gaming has expanded with the increase in targeted broadcasting hours by cable and satellite TV, availability of low-cost internet access, penetration of mobile devices along with the growing popularity of streaming video. In addition, the demand for Animation and VFX content to power immersive experiences such as Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality is growing exponentially.

The rapid advancement of technology has made animation, VFX & games available to the masses, and this industry has become one of the fastest-growing segments in the global media and entertainment market. We are increasingly seeing more of animation, VFX and games production taking place in a globally distributed mode. Production work is becoming global with countries as well as regions offering tax incentives, subsidies, financial support, regional low labor costs etc. and companies are cutting costs by setting up facilities in such regions.

Cloud computing is playing a key role in character rendering and modeling processes as the cloud-based rendering of animation films are more effective and efficient as it reduces the time and cost compared to traditional rendering.

Emerging Trends in the Animation, VFX & Video Games Industry:

  • The combination of live-action and animation will alter the form, as well as the content, of film animation.
  • Animation is no longer a profession limited to animators with increasing participation from computer professionals, programmers, technicians etc.
  • The evolution of visual effects (VFX), augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies are dramatically changing both the creation and consumption of films, videos, games, and more.
  • Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality adoption will drive the demand for animation content.
  • Production work is moving around the world - tax incentives, regional low labor costs, and subsidies put pressure on existing companies to reduce costs and set up facilities in tax-advantaged or low-cost regions.
  • Media consumption habits are changing rapidly, windows for film releases are narrowing, and follow-on markets are shifting from television, cable, DVD, and rentals to streaming and digital downloads.
  • The international film market in several emerging markets is growing quickly and creating new opportunities. Regulations in several countries limit imported animation content without a certain amount of local participation and studios are collaborating with local partners to produce content.
  • Although 2D animation will survive, it will be largely in the form of hybrid 2D/3D animation. As well as reducing costs, using CGI for backgrounds allows for a more dynamic camera. The training offered to animators is biased in favor of CGI and so artists with traditional 2D skills are becoming harder to find.
  • The changing viewing habits favour short productions as a form of entertainment. The viewing habits generally favor short-form content that can be turned out quickly and cheaply.
  • Merchandise is already a major form of revenue generation for animated films and in the future, it could form a much larger share of revenues.
  • Artificial Intelligence, machine learning & deep learning are being leveraged to drive hyperpersonalisation for video games.
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machie Learning based techniques are being used for in-game analytics, customer acquisition, retention, cross-sell, churn, classify player behavior etc.
  • Micro-segmentation of fans is emerging as eSports leagues and the tournament is consolidating various genres, platforms and viewing experiences by careful customer segmentation, targeting, and positioning.
  • In video games, predictive analytics can be used to forecast when a player will stop playing, if a player will convert from a non-paying to a paying user, what types of items players will purchase, classify player behavior, etc.
  • Cloud Gaming services which are growing at an exponential pace would need the right pricing model to both drive adoption and generate sufficient returns for platforms and publishers.
  • The availability of low-cost micro-payment systems is allowing users to pay for access or download small quantities of digital content and is the key for the online games market to grow.

Key Topics Covered

Global Animation & VFX Industry

  • History and Evolution
  • Industry Differentiators
  • Industry Characteristics
  • Competitive Landscape Of Animation Studios
  • Global Animation & VFX Market Size & Opportunity
  • Market segmentation of Animation, VFX and Video Games
  • Global Animation Studios: Distribution and Capabilities

Animation & VFX Market Segments

  • Market Segmentation
  • Market Opportunity for Computer Generated Imagery (CGI)
  • Visual Effects (VFX)
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • Motion Capture
  • 3D Animation Movies

Emerging Trends & Future of Animation & VFX

  • Key predictions for the future

Global Television Animation Content Demand

  • Global Television Animation Content demand

Animation & VFX Content Creation

  • Content Creation Workflow in 2D Animation
  • Content Creation Lead Time Calculation in 2D Animation
  • Digital processing in 2D Animation
  • Content Creation Workflow in 3D Animation
  • Timeline of a 3D production workflow
  • Animation Production Management
  • Cloud Computing in Animation & VFX Workflow

Audience Dynamics

  • Marketing Strategies for Animation Studios
  • Strategies for Successful Animation Films

Economics of Animation & VFX

  • Revenue break-up across distribution channels
  • Marketing to Exhibition of Animation Content
  • Economics of Animation Copyrights

Guidelines for Setting up an Animation Studio

  • Investments Needed for Setting up an Animation Studio
  • Specialized Hardware and Software Investments
  • Leveraging Cloud Computing for Competitive Advantage

Managing an Animation & Video Games Studio

  • Key Issues of Concern
  • Formulating the long-term Strategy

Global Video Games Industry

  • Key Trends in the Global Video Games Industry
  • Key Opportunities & Strategies for Video Games Industry
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Deep Learning driven Hyper Personalisation For Video Games
  • Video Games Market Segments
  • Global Video Games Market Size & Opportunity
  • Cloud Gaming Market & Opportunities

Middle East & Arab Animation, VFX & Video Games

  • Middle East & Arab Animation & VFX
  • United Arab Emirates Animation, VFX & Video Games
  • Saudi Arabia Animation, VFX & Video Games
  • Iran Animation, VFX & Video Games
  • Israel Animation, VFX & Video Games Industry
  • Turkey Animation, VFX & Video Games Industry
  • Egypt Animation VFX & Video Games
  • Morocco Animation VFX & Video Games
  • Algeria Animation VFX & Video Games

Companies Mentioned

  • 100 Stones Interactive
  • 1000 Volt
  • 11Sheep
  • 20th Century Fox
  • 20th Century Fox Animation
  • 282Productions
  • 2GEN Studio
  • 2pm
  • 35 MM Stdyo
  • 37 Interactive
  • 3Dimension
  • 4 Yz Production
  • 4K Media
  • 5 Minutes
  • 500Tech
  • 6 Waves
  • 99Games
  • 9You
  • Aardman Animation
  • ABT
  • Activision
  • Activision Blizzard
  • Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • Adisebaba
  • Aeria
  • AFDA
  • Ajyal
  • al-Jazeera Childrens Channel
  • al-Majd
  • Alictus
  • Amblin
  • Ami Hanya
  • Anahtarkare Visual FX & Animation
  • Anibera
  • Aniboom
  • Anima
  • Anima Istanbul
  • Anima, Karekare Film Yapim A.S.
  • Animal Logic
  • Animanya
  • Animasyon Cumhuriyeti
  • Animatiks
  • Animatrk
  • Animax
  • AnimMate
  • Apaya
  • Apes in Space
  • Appbrain
  • Appfire
  • Apple
  • Applifier
  • Arch Vision
  • AreaOne
  • Argaman
  • Arian Studio
  • Arik Boas Animation
  • Arkadium
  • Arkane
  • Art In Motion
  • Artech
  • Artix
  • Artlab Interactive
  • ArtNPars
  • Arzum Film Animasyon
  • Assaf Sahar
  • Astrum
  • Atari
  • Atari, Inc.
  • Atlantis Creative Studios
  • Atlus
  • Atom
  • Atomic Cartoons
  • Atomic Visual Effects
  • Atum Studio
  • Atum Studio
  • Autodesk
  • Avalanche
  • Ayelet Sharon Design and Animation
  • Azur Interactive Games
  • Baba Entertainment
  • Babel
  • Babil Games
  • Bandai Namco
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
  • Baraem
  • Barajoun Entertainment
  • Basma
  • BBC Worldwide
  • Beach Bum Ltd
  • Behaviour
  • Ben Gigi
  • Bethesda
  • Bethesda Softworks
  • Bezalel School of the Arts
  • BHB Animation & Production
  • Big Ant
  • Big Fish
  • Big Fish Games
  • Big Huge Games
  • Big Idea Productions, Inc.
  • BigWorld
  • Biogaming
  • BioLudus
  • Blablabla Studios
  • Black Coco
  • Blackginger
  • Blend Studios
  • BlendStudio
  • blimeyVR Experiences
  • Blink Studios FZ LLC
  • Blitz
  • Blizzard
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • Blue Sky Studios
  • Bluehole
  • BlueHouse
  • BlueSky Studios
  • Blurr Productions
  • Boaz Bareket Studios
  • Bones
  • Bonfire
  • Boston Media House
  • BRB Internacional
  • Bromelia Produoes
  • Bugbox
  • Bungie
  • BV
  • Cairo Cartoon
  • Cairo Cartoon
  • Cairo Cartoon
  • Camel Games, Inc
  • Caner Kara
  • Capcom
  • Capcom Company
  • Capricia Productions
  • Cartoon Animasyon ve
  • Cartoon Network Arabic
  • Cartoon Network Enterprises
  • Cartoon-Ist Productions
  • CCP
  • CD Projekt
  • Cidot Game Studios
  • Century Game
  • Changyou
  • Character Matters Animation Studio
  • Childish Things Ltd
  • Chill Fleet
  • Chomoka Studios
  • Cinematronics
  • Cineplus
  • City Interactive
  • Clay Comics
  • Climax
  • Clockwork Zoo
  • Codemasters
  • Coding Monkeys
  • Columbia Pictures
  • Com2uS Corp.
  • Come2Play
  • Compedia
  • Compugraf
  • Concept Interactive
  • Condor Cape Town
  • Cordoba
  • Cordoba Animation Studio
  • Core-Design Essence
  • Cosmogon Creations
  • CQ Gaming
  • Crazy Maple Studio, Inc.
  • Creasaur Entertainment Co.
  • Creative Kenya
  • Creative Vision
  • Crew 972
  • CritterPix
  • Crowdstar
  • Crytek
  • Crytek
  • Crytek
  • Cyber Agent
  • Darkworks
  • Deadline
  • Deemedya
  • Deep Silver / Koch
  • DeNa
  • DeNa ngmoco
  • Denis Sonin
  • Denki
  • Department
  • Depth
  • Dhruva
  • DHX Media
  • Digiflame Productions
  • DigiGage
  • Digital Chocolate
  • Digital Domain
  • Digital Extremes
  • Digital Production Solutions
  • Digital Rim
  • Digital Shock
  • Digitoy Games
  • Disney
  • Disney Channel Middle East
  • Disney Feature
  • Disney Interactive Studios
  • Disney Pixar
  • Disney Playdom
  • Disney Toon Studios
  • DNA Productions
  • Double Down Interactive LLC
  • Double Duck
  • DoubleUGames
  • DPS
  • DPSI
  • Dr. D Studios, Warner Bros.
  • DragonPlus
  • DreamWorks
  • Dlerevi
  • Dlerevi izgi Film Stdyosu
  • Dyeri
  • E-Junior
  • EA Sports
  • Eden
  • eeGeo
  • Egg Creative Production
  • Egypt Animation Studios
  • Egypt Animation Studios
  • Eidos
  • Electronic Arts
  • Elex Wireless
  • Elite Game Studio
  • Elite Media Kenya
  • Ella Cizgi Film
  • Entertainment One
  • Enzyme labs
  • Epic
  • Epic Games
  • Episode Interactive
  • Erhan Gezen
  • Esin Desen-Lale Ozgur
  • Eugen
  • Eurocom
  • EuropaCorp
  • Eutechnyx
  • Exient
  • Exodus Film Group
  • Eytan Rose Studio
  • Fablevision Studios
  • Facebook
  • Fakkr wal-'ab
  • Fathom Studios
  • Film Roman
  • Firecraft Studios Ltd.
  • Firefly Animation Studio
  • First Touch Games Ltd.
  • Fishlabs
  • FiveStar Games
  • Flamingo
  • Focus
  • Folimage
  • Fopspeen Moving Pictures
  • Foundation 9
  • Four Thirty Three
  • Fox
  • FoxNext Games, LLC
  • Free Radical
  • Free the Orange
  • Fremantle media
  • Frima
  • Frontier
  • Fuel
  • Full Moon Studios
  • Full Moon Studios
  • FullFat
  • Fun Games For Free
  • Funcom
  • FunPlus
  • Funtactix
  • Funtomic
  • Gala Networks
  • Game Art Studio
  • Game Design Solutions FZ LLC
  • Game Freak
  • Game Insight
  • Game Power
  • Game Show Network
  • Gamebasics BV
  • Gameberry Labs
  • GamEffective
  • Gameforge
  • Gameguru
  • Gameloft
  • Gameloft SE
  • Gamers First
  • Gamevil
  • Gameware
  • and over 500 more!

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