Television Business International

Future issues

TBI Update: forthcoming features
TBI’s forthcoming MIPTV issues

MIPTV issue

As well as big interviews, people and programming news and key data and research, TBI will be examining…

OTT specialists
While Netflix and Amazon are broadening their offerings and covering all genres and formats of programming, there are a raft of growing and successful SVOD services that are more focused, and offering customers programming in interest categories from history to horror to anime to docs to programming from a particular country or region. We speak to the OTT specialists and find out what they are buying, what’s moving the dial on their services and what’s coming up

Measuring up
With viewing across multiple screens and devices and both linear and non-linear services, measuring a programme’s success is harder than ever. We talk to the people putting out shows, and those capturing audience’s responses, in the brave new world of TV

Movies and minis
The popularity of TV movies and miniseries ebbs and flows. Amid this golden age of drama we look at the standout TV movie and miniseries projects, identify the key buyers and assess where, internationally, the demand lies

Buyer profiles
As acquisition executives from around the world descend on Cannes for MIPTV we speak to buyers about what they want from the market this year

Distributed at MIPTV, NEM

Ad deadline: 15th March
Published: 29th March


New TBI Factual special!

Factual issue

Factual goes millennial
When a blue-chip show goes out in primetime and pulls a bigger audience than a talent show on a rival net, it is clear powerhouse factual shows can deliver in style. What are producers and broadcasters doing to ensure that they reach out to younger millennial viewers? TBI investigates

Factual buyers
Interviews with key doc buyers from around the world

Docs data dive
Research and analysis looking at the factual programming titles that are proving the most popular around the TV world

Distributed at MIPTV, MIPDoc, DISCOP Abidjan

Ad deadline: 15th March
Published: 29th March

Kids issue

Emerging studios
Several international studios have evolved from surviving on work-for-hire to creating their own IP. TBI looks at the studios leading the way in this respect, what they’re making, what’s breaking through, and what’s coming up

Kids Hot Picks
From toons to live-action, preschool to tween, and from majors and indies, we interview the people behind the hottest new kids shows launching at MIPTV and give buyers a sneak peak at what’s new for the market

Kids formats coming of age
Making local versions of hit shows is standard procedure in grown-up TV, and there finally seems to be movement in this direction in kids TV too. We look at the formats model for kids TV and what is getting remade and where

TBI 2017 Kids Survey
We ask the industry what’s shaping the business and what the business-defining issues are for producers, distributor and broadcasters

OTT kids play
As part of TBI’s focus on targeted OTT services, we take a look at the streaming services focusing on different segments of the kids audience, or focusing on a specific country or region

Distributed at MIPTV, Cartoons on the Bay, Annecy, Children’s Media Conference

Ad deadline: 15th March
Published: 29th March

Formats issue

Protection notice
We speak to the experts about what content owners need to be aware of as they head to market. What are the tell-tale signs something is not right, what safeguards do you need in place for your format, and what information should you share and when?

In-car entertainment
Several new music and entertainment shows have taken to four wheels. We run down and rev up the best in car-themed entertainment formats

New year, new buyers
For purveyors of entertainment shows and formats there are new buyers coming to market. As the streaming players and others look beyond drama series, movies and docs and make major moves into entertainment, we take a look at the new formats buyers coming to town

Formats Hot Picks
If international format hits have been thin on the ground, many are forecasting this is the year that changes, as the pendulum swings back to entertainment shows

Distributed at MIPTV, MIPFormats

Ad deadline: 15th March
Published: 29th March


TBI Scripted MIPTV – Showrunner Special

In the spotlight

A leading US showrunner tells TBI about the people, places, companies, shows and advice that has influenced their career

Award winner

TBI profiles a new show that has won official and critical approval at a recent festival or competition, and finds out where the project is headed next

Writers room

An international TV showrunner pens a revealing story about their experiences leading the creation of a top show

Scripted interview

TBI interviews a major industry executive about their views on the scripted market, the issues affecting their work, and their new projects

Script to screen

TBI follows a new major drama project set for MIPTV, speaking to the main players

In focus

A selection of the top new shows heading for the international distribution market

Feature: what’s up next in scripted TV

A look at the big-scale projects hitting the international TV market in the next six months

Feature: international showrunners

The showrunner has dominated US scripted TV for decades, and now the model is being transferred internationally. TBI speaks with the executive producers and writers changing the shape of scripted programming outside the States

Distributed at MIPTV, Series Mania, Monte Carlo TV Festival

Ad deadline: 15th March
Published: 29th March

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