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TBI Roundtable: Deal makers

No other sector has had to adapt as quickly to the rapidly changing content market as distributors, but select boutique and mid-sized players have been among those to have retooled themselves fastest. TBI’s latest roundtable gathers some of the brightest UK-based distribution minds together to discuss the financing, commissioning, selling and marketing of content – […]

UK Screenings: Endemol Shine

2020 is set to be a decade-defining year for Endemol Shine Group but it’s not just because of the Banijay Group takeover. Matt Creasey talks to Richard Middleton For years, the ad-supported side of streaming was the largely ignored sibling to glossy and glamorous SVOD’s, but the industry is shifting fast. As operators such as […]

Earning potential

Annual export figures reveal the UK to be keeping pace with global demand for content across genres The global plans for US-based streamers might have been the story of the past year but UK producers and their eye-catching shows continue to provide fuel for the country’s surging export numbers. Drama was again the frontrunner in […]

UK Screenings: Fremantle

Fremantle’s Jamie Lynn reflects on an eclectic slate and tells Richard Middleton that budgets are not necessarily the determining factor in cutting through an increasingly cluttered content ecosystem With the 530-plus scripted series emerging from the US last year alone, it’s little wonder that Fremantle’s EVP and head of EMEA distribution Jamie Lynn is focused […]

UK Screenings: NBCUniversal

NBCUniversal’s UK Screenings slate reflects the rising demand for local scripted product but reality is returning to become a key revenue driver, says format sales and production chief Ana Langenberg Surging interest in drama might be continuing unabated but for Ana Langenberg, SVP of format sales and production at NBCUniversal Formats, it is domestic content […]

UK Screenings: All3Media International

All3Media is doubling down on UK Screenings with both format and scripted events, with dramas such as The Nest and Baptiste, as well as Studio Lambert format Hustler reflecting its pan-genre approach. All3Media International’s decision to move to a new location for its scripted event at this year’s UK Screenings – in the heart of […]

UK Screenings: Banijay Group’s Tim Mutimer

Banijay Group’s distribution chief Tim Mutimer tells Richard Middleton how the company’s scripted plans are developing ahead of a momentous 2020, which is set to see it subsume Endemol Shine Group Banijay Group will look a lot different this time next year compared to the company preparing for February’s UK Screenings. The Marco Bassetti-fronted producer […]

UK Screenings: ITV Studios’ Ruth Berry

ITV Studios is taking to the UK Screenings stage with an eclectic scripted slate, following an expansive structural revamp over the past six months. Managing director of global distribution Ruth Berry tells Richard Middleton what’s in store and what its slate says about the international TV business It has been a busy six months at […]

BBCS Showcase: Insights into BBC Studios’ offerings in Liverpool

Mark Reynolds, director of Unscripted, BBC Studios At this month’s BBC Showcase, a key launch will be Perfect Planet – a series that BBC Studios unscripted portfolio director Mark Reynolds describes as “the next landmark natural history series” to air on BBC this year. Produced by Our Planet maker Silverback Pictures and co-produced by Tencent […]

BBCS Showcase: New Horizons

BBC Studios is looking to capitalise on new streaming entrants with myriad financing models that will keep it relevant as competition hots up. Distribution chief Paul Dempsey talks to Richard Middleton Few companies in the cluttered world of content compare to BBC Studios. The distribution and production giant has international tentacles but is finding itself […]

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