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TBI Spotlight On Africa: SABC’s Nirvana Singh

TBI has partnered with US-based cable and streaming service The Africa Channel, which develops, produces and distributes content that reflects Africa’s influence on the world, to deliver insight from some of the key players on the continent about its place in the global market. The Africa Channel (TAC) and its production division, TAC Studios, recently […]

TBI Spotlight On Africa: MultiChoice Group CEO Yolisa Phahle

TBI has partnered with US-based cable and streaming service The Africa Channel, which develops, produces and distributes content that reflects Africa’s influence on the world, to deliver insight from some of the key players on the continent about its place in the global market. The Africa Channel (TAC) and its production division, TAC Studios, recently […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Breaking down US OTT live-streaming & on-demand trends

The way in which audiences consume content has changed dramatically over the last few years, with the number of people turning to OTT taking a sharp rise, driven by both the pandemic and the proliferation of streaming services. In the US, OTT content is now watched by 82% of consumers, with only 55% still switching […]

TBI Weekly: Six takeaways from Italian drama market MIA

Italian drama festival Mercato Internazionale Audiovisivo (MIA) wrapped its seventh edition earlier this week, with a multitude of talking points emerging. Nick Edwards reports from Rome on the six key takeaways affecting the industry. “If you are watching a streaming service, then the average viewer does not care if they are watching a series, a […]

The TBI Interview: Johannes Larcher, HBO Max

Johannes Larcher, the man tasked with leading HBO Max’s international roll-out, tells Richard Middleton about originals, windowing, European plans and how streaming will look in 2026 Johannes Larcher knows a thing or two about streaming. A decade ago, he was busy setting up Hulu in Japan, which was followed by a move to the Middle […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: The global view on TV household share decline

Consumer behaviour is changing and a younger audience base is increasingly turning away from the traditional TV set to consume content in new ways, as Omdia’s Helma Hassan explains. Over the past decade, it was clear that millennials had different video consumption habits, but the effect was not easy to quantify, often because they were […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Where next for Lat Am as OTT overtakes pay-TV?

Adam Thomas and Sarah Henschel, analysts at TBI sister research group Omdia, reflect on the fast-changing Latin American market, where streaming subscriptions overtook pay-TV subs for the first time in 2020. Paid-for online channel subscription numbers, led by services such as Claro Video and Netflix, continue to rise in Latin America & the Caribbean, increasing […]

TBI Weekly: Exploring Germany’s fast-evolving scripted sector

Germany’s content business is booming, with scripted programming fast becoming a key tool for incumbent broadcast giants and more nascent streamers. Nick Edwards reports from the Berlin TV Series Festival to provide his take on the event and the issues facing the country’s drama industry. The Berlin TV Series Festival, now in its fifth season, […]

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