TBI Tech & Analysis: Tracking Asia’s SVOD growth & hybrid potential

Ahead of the Asia TV Forum later this week, Omdia’s Tony Gunnarsson explores how viewers across the region are set to adapt to SVOD and hybrid services. In Asia & Oceania, there are now more people taking SVOD than pay-TV – SVOD subscriptions overtook pay-TV in mid-2022 – and in the years to come, SVOD […]

TBI Weekly: Six takeaways from World Congress of Science & Factual Producers

It has been a busy week for UK-based events, as producers, creatives and execs working across all genres jetted in for Content London, Tellycast Digital Forum and World Congress of Science & Factual Producers. The latter event, which has been taking place in the Scottish city of Glasgow over the past four days, was marking […]

Exclusive: Breaking records & inspiring audiences with GWR Studios

Guinness World Records (GWR) launched a new content production arm, GWR Studios, last month, with the new division set up to lead the creative development, production and broadcast of the brand’s original content. Headed up by Karen Gilchrist, VP of television and digital and Kathryn Hubbard, head of content licensing for GWR – considered the […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: All eyes on 2022’s M&A extravaganza

The past year has been one of the busiest for those working in M&A, as production groups seek scale to compete on the global stage. Omdia’s Tim Westcott picks out the key events and pinpoints who’s done what so far. Omdia has tracked M&A activity among TV and online production companies over several years. These […]

TBI Weekly: Why now is the time to invest in future talent

Edouard Minc, director of Banijay Group’s corporate business affairs & director of business development at Banijay France – whose output includes Les Cinquante, Good Luck Guys and A Season at The Zoo – discusses what needs to be done to tackle industry-wide skills gaps. A very real and immediate talent shortage is upon our industry. […]

Opinion: Why you should look to YouTube for the next big formats

“There isn’t an original thought left in the world, it’s all on YouTube!”. This line was in an article I read in August. Okay, it was about sewing for beginners BUT damn, it feels true for us in the format world too and it keeps going around my head. Can I prove this point with […]

Media & Entertainment Leaders Summit 2022 – Photo gallery

The inaugural Media & Entertainment Leaders Summit, jointly hosted by TBI, sister-publication Digital TV Europe, and research powerhouse Omdia, took place in central London last week. The event kicked off with keynote from Maaz Sheikh, CEO of STARZPLAY, who explained how he had built up his business and what his plans are for the future. […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Why Lat Am originals are Netflix’s next big growth opportunity

In this collaborative report with PlumResearch, Omdia’s Tim Westcott digs into the numbers behind Netflix viewing trends in the Latin American markets. To stay ahead in the global streaming wars, Netflix has been building its offering of non-English programming, especially in Latin America, where paid memberships hit 39.94 million at the end of 3Q22. “We […]

TBI Weekly: Five key takeaways from the Media & Entertainment Leaders Summit

From TikTok overtaking the advertising revenue of Meta and YouTube combined, to Vice’s expansion in FAST and a call for clarity over the future of UK pubcasters from Banijay’s Patrick Holland, this week’s Media & Entertainment Leaders Summit (MELS) provided numerous talking points. TBI reflects on five key stories. The week kicked off with news […]

Content Innovation Awards 2022 photo gallery

Check out the photographs from the Content Innovation Awards 2022, which took place on November 15 in London, UK. To find out who the big winners were on the night, including those who took home the individual awards, click here.  

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