$3,000 per minute

Interesting facts and figures in the Canadian Globe & Mail, on the Taiwanese company that uses real-time animation tools to quickly make recreations of news events for broadcast TV news…

“Next Media animation — a 197-person shop specializing in short […] animations of breaking news events […] is part of billionaire Jimmy Lai’s Asian media empire. […] Next Media charges about $3,000 per minute of animation for such projects, and produces about 350 minutes of animation a month, Mr. Simon said, adding that the company has signed on with a major Canadian media player, but not specifying which one. The company’s clients include other arms of Next Media, the BBC and Reuters […]”