The Grand Tour

Leak lays bare Amazon originals effect

The effects of Amazon’s original programming strategy have been laid bare for the first time – and it looks like largely good news for the e-commerce giant. Leaked documents show Amazon’s top originals had drawn five million people to its Amazon Prime shopping club by early 2017. They also show that the first seasons of […]

In-demand chart: Belgium (February 26-March 4, 2018)

Belgium’s week in demand expressions saves the top spots for The Walking Dead, Star Trek: Discovery and one surprise sci-fi adventure web series. Parrot Analytic’s demand measurement system provides insight into TV demand in specific regions regardless of platform or streaming services, and this week, Belgium has thrown a surprise series in the mix. Stargate […]

In-demand chart: UK (January 15-21, 2018)

Brit drama Peaky Blinders saw its demand rise significantly in the UK for this week, as season four reached its end and news of a fifth run arrived this month. Peaky Blinders, which came in second on the top overall TV shows list, has enjoyed decent success in the territory. The analytics come after a trio […]

Amazon reveals subs’ streaming habits

Amazon Prime Video has unveiled a number of “curious facts” and “milestones” related to its subscribers’ streaming habits last year. In much the same vein as global SVOD rival Netflix, the on-demand service has released stats related to genre, location and programme popularity. Neither service releases viewing numbers for its programming, which means even unusual […]

TBI’s top ten stories of 2017

In many ways, 2017 was a landmark year for television and the wider world, with significant changes, good and bad, in both spheres. Here, TBI runs down ten stories that defined the past twelve months. 10. Movers and shakers The big trend last year was the exodus of television executives to lead commissioning teams for […]

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 […]

Riggs exits as Schuster rises in Amazon shake-up

Another one bites the dust at Amazon Studios after Conrad Riggs, the company’s head of unscripted, was released from the company and replaced by senior creative executive Heather Schuster. Following the exits of Roy Price, Joe Lewis and Morgan Wandell this October, Riggs departs after three years with the company. Riggs played a key role […]

Grand Tour beats rivals in Europe – again

Jeremy Clarkson petrol-head series The Grand Tour remains the most in-demand digitally produced original programme in Europe, exclusive data shows. Parrot Analytic stats from January 1 to August 31 of this year reveal the Amazon Prime Video series is ahead of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, Orange is the New Black and House of Cards. The […]

Making Amazon tick

Amazon’s original content strategy is a risk but could pay off in a big way, analysts and producers say. Over the last year Amazon has bolstered its video content library through investment in both acquisitions as well as original programming. Ampere Analysis estimates that by the end of 2017, the e-retail giant will have spent […]

In-demand chart: Benelux (July 31-Aug 6, 2017)

In the Benelux region, returning favourites are leading our latest In-demand lists, with digital titles Orange is the New Black and Narcos receiving high demand along with Game of Thrones on the overalls chart. Narcos was placed in the digital top three across Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, as viewers anticipate its third season on […]

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