TBI Talks: Exploring Opportunities Amid Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has blindsided much of the content business, but producers, distributors, broadcasters and streamers have been quick to adapt and opportunities are emerging.

TBI Talks are a new, engaging, entertaining and enlightening series of monthly online discussions with key players from the world of content, who will share their experiences of working through this unprecedented time.

Each session will allow viewers to:

  • Tap into the knowledge of market-leading executives to explore how their businesses are changing
  • Find out where opportunities lie ahead
  • Hear from market-leading analysts about the changing trends from viewers

The stellar line-up for our inaugural session includes:

Soumya Sriraman, President & CEO at North American streamer BritBox, will discuss her streamer’s recent successes, its programming strategy and requirements, and its approach to working through the current pandemic

Jakob Mejlhede Andersen, Chief Content Officer at Middle Eastern streamer Shahid, will discuss how the MBC-backed operator is expanding, his new role at the booming service, and its ambitions internationally and what that means for you

Maria Rua Aguete is Executive Director of Media, Service Providers & Platforms at global research powerhouse Omdia. She will provide an overview of the deep impact that Covid-19 has on the content business and its longer-term implications

Jeremy Roberts, Partner and Head of Broadcasting & Content Distribution at leading UK law firm Sheridans, will offer practical advice on the issues around re-starting production, explore the potential impact of further lockdowns, and explain how these risks can be mitigated

Simona Argenti, Head of Sales at prolific UK distributor TCB Media Rights, will discuss her company’s response to Covid-19, where demand is coming from, and how lockdown is providing opportunities for content-hungry buyers


  • Soumya Sriraman, President & CEO, BritBox
  • Jakob Mejlhede Andersen, Chief Content Officer, Shahid
  • Maria Rua Aguete, Executive Director of Media, Service Providers & Platforms, Omdia
  • Jeremy Roberts, Partner and Head of Broadcasting & Content Distribution, Sheridans
  • Simona Argenti, Head of Sales, TCB Media Rights
  • Richard Middleton, Editor, TBI

Watch the online talk on-demand now

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