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Featuring at the Forum

We asked Asian television experts headed for Singapore’s Asia TV Forum & Market about the key issues affecting the region’s business TBI: How is subscription VOD and digital content in general affecting the Asian market? Recent data suggests it will soon overtake North America as the most significant region for SVOD. Krishnan Rajagopalan, founder of […]

Buyers Briefing: Indonesia

Indonesian content is under the spotlight at this year’s Asia TV Forum & Market. TBI hears from leading channel programme commissioners and acquisitions executives to find out what’s working in a major territory of more than 260 million people   Name: Cynthia Purnama Sari Company/channel: Transmedia Job title: Programme acquisition and international media licensing for […]

Creating the dream team

Endemol Shine Group’s French prodcos merged on May 1, as the production and distribution giant completed its global consolidation process. Endemol Shine France CEO Nicolas Coppermann tells Pascale Paoli-Lebailly how he plans to use the best of both worlds to find new hits Without sweeping away what has made formats giant Endemol and entertainment-focused Shine […]

House moves are killing the basic pay bundle

Ahead of his keynote at Informa’s OTTtv World Summit tomorrow in London, former AMC Networks, MGM and Nickelodeon executive Bruce Tuchman argues that consumer behaviour – and people moving houses – is killing the basic cable bundle in the US. A year ago, there were still several industry prognosticators who sincerely and ardently expressed their […]

In-demand chart: Spain (November 6-12, 2017)

Stranger Things dominates Spain’s charts as the global hit continues its success into season two, but the country is unique for its love of local-language originals. Three weeks after its second season release on Netflix, Stranger Things generated almost seven times more average demand expressions than the runner up Narcos in the top ten digital […]

Starz vehicle

Chris Albrecht tells Jesse Whittock about the new look Starz business following its merger with North American studio Lionsgate, about his relationship with cable king John Malone and how OTT is making international business more viable. Chris Albrecht is a proponent of entertainment media consolidation in today’s market, which is why he was a driving […]

Viewer demand: Blue Planet II vs Planet Earth II

After Blue Planet II’s record breaking ratings for its premiere, is it fair to say that the series is already more popular than its predecessor? Parrot Analytics exclusively analyses the stats for TBI. Blue Planet II’s premiere ratings were higher than its predecssor Planet Earth II’s ratings a year ago. Blue Planet drew in 14.1 […]

Paramount importance

The US’s newest general entertainment station, the Paramount Network, launches in January 2018. Jesse Whittock hears how channel president Kevin Kay plans to change cable with premium originals and unscripted hits for a broad audience. There’s no better way to better encapsulate Viacom’s strategy change under Bob Bakish than to look at the creation and […]

In-demand chart: Netherlands (October 23-29, 2017)

Our latest chart throws up a surprise, considering the amount of marketing, social media posts and office chatter around Stranger Things: the Netherlands still prefers Game of Thrones. The HBO fantasy epic pipped its rival to top overall spot last week, with its 3.1 million average demand expressions just out-scoring the 3.03 million Stranger Things […]

VIDEO: Content Innovation Awards 2017 – share the experience

Over 200 invitees gathered in the Grand Salon at the iconic Carlton Hotel in Cannes to discover the winners of the third annual Content Innovation Awards organised by Television Business International (TBI) and Digital TV Europe. Share their experience of the night by viewing highlights here.