Reports


TBI Weekly: How Disney-Fox affects the international scene

There’s no guarantee The Walt Disney Company will end up buying the entertainment assets of US rival 21st Century Fox – the deal hasn’t even been signed yet and you can expect a rigorous and lengthy regulatory process if it does close next week as expected. The changes that would mean for the US market […]

The TBI Interview – Frank Hoffmann, managing director of RTL Deutschland

RTL managing director Frank Hoffmann tells Dieter Brockmeyer how Germany’s largest commercial network has lasered in on original programming and where the opportunities lie. It’s an interesting time for Germany’s RTL channel, especially in regards to scripted programming. There will be six premieres of domestic series this autumn, a number that has rarely been hit […]

Television’s love affair with the People’s Princess

Yearlong activities have taken place to mark the twentieth anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, and the television industry has followed suit with a raft of documentaries and series to signify the landmark event. Kaltrina Bylykbashi reports on the ongoing influence of the late British royal, as her son, Prince Harry, continues to make headlines thanks […]

The studio on Ramsay’s street – celebrity chef on his next moves

In two decades, Gordon Ramsay has gone from making food programming a staple diet for the mainstream to hard-hitting documentaries. The celebrity chef talks to Kaltrina Bylykbashi about his journey in television and what’s coming next with his new All3Media-backed studio venture With 20-plus years in the television industry under his belt, Gordon Ramsay has […]

Entertainment centre – why eOne brought TV and film together

John Morayniss tells Jesse Whittock how North American distributor Entertainment One is evolving, while the company’s new Asia sales chief, Joyce Yeung, outlines the local opportunities John Morayniss is convinced Entertainment One has created a model other companies could, and probably should, follow. The Toronto-listed firm recently did away with the divisions between its film […]

Asian prodcos: OTT’s golden moment

Golden Karavan’s Apoorva Bakshi and Jeff Sagansky talk to Kaltrina Bylykbashi about why India needs a new production company that aims to serve emerging OTT players in the territory. The emergence on India’s newest OTT production company, Golden Karavan, comes with the steep rise in take-up of streaming services in the territory and the understanding […]

Director’s chair – why Hollywood’s directors are targeting TV

As television welcomes Hollywood’s biggest names, four top directors talk to Kaltrina Bylykbashi about bringing cinema to the small screen. Just this year the TV industry has welcomed renowned feature film directors from the Coen Brothers to Nicolas Winding Refn and Yorgos Lanthimos; an extension of the wealth of investment, creativity and talent brought to […]

All eyes on Asia’s next big thing

Asia has a reputation as one of the most innovative and vibrant regions for formats, but are imports or exports winning out locally? Andy Fry reports. For the most part, the Asian format story splits into two key topics: the export of Japanese and South Korean formats to the international market, and attempts by global […]

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 […]

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 […]

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