TBI Tech & Analysis: How & why streamers are driving LGBT+ content

Netflix, the BBC and HBO Max have today been revealed as leading the way when it comes to commissioning LGBT+ content, according to UK-based analyst group Ampere Analysis. TBI dives into the findings. Given Netflix’s sprawling commitments around the world, it is perhaps not a surprise that the world’s biggest streamer is also leading the […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Where next for UK broadcasters in a post-Covid world?

Aled Evans, senior analyst at TBI sibling Omdia, last week offered a snapshot of how the UK’s content business fits into the wider global landscape as part of the latest TBI Talks. Here, we reflect on his presentation and explore how a squeezed broadcasting sector might affect producers over the coming years. Broadcasters and producers […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Five takeaways reflecting consumption changes

Viewing habits are changing rapidly but how has the soaring number of streamers affected linear consumption, and what about watching content on apps such as TikTok? Rob Moyser, senior analyst at TBI sibling Omdia, provides some choice highlights from this year’s Cross-Platform Television Viewing Time Report. The annual Omdia Cross-Platform Viewing Time report analyses TV […]

Dealing with Covid-19: Looking at factual through a new lens

TBI’s ongoing coverage exploring the impact of Covid-19 on the TV industry hears today from Woodcut Media exec producer Sarah Freethy, who reflects on the lessons learned from delivering a factual series under lockdown and the importance of improving diversity both on- and off-camera. Sometimes I like to terrify millennials by recalling the late 1990’s, […]

TBI In Conversation: Bad Robot’s Ben Stephenson on ‘game-changing’ WarnerMedia deal

This latest instalment of TBI’s In Conversation strand catches up with Ben Stephenson, head of television for JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, who tells us about the ‘game-changing’ benefits of partnering with WarnerMedia. Ben Stephenson is no stranger to working on high-profile TV. He spent 11 years at UK pubcaster the BBC, including a seven-year […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: What did younger viewers watch under lockdown?

New research focused on viewers under the age of 34 claims to offer an insight into consumption habits during lockdown and an idea of what younger audiences will watch as the country returns to some sort of normality. Streaming movies has emerged as being more popular than watching TV content online among selected viewers aged […]

TBI Weekly: Delving into Netflix’s results & its global insights

Prior to Netflix, there were exceptionally few TV-related companies that provided a global reflection of viewing trends and production insights through their quarterly results statements. This data, coupled with the most recent three-month period in which locked down viewers have been hungry for entertainment, made publication of the streamer’s Q2 results late yesterday fascinating reading […]

TBI In Conversation: ‘Mrs America’s Dahvi Waller on Hollywood gender inequality

In this latest instalment of our In Conversation strand, we talk to Mrs America showrunner Dahvi Waller about how the struggle for equality in Hollywood is still very much a work in progress.  The FX original miniseries Mrs America launched in the US this April to widespread acclaim and with a rather timely theme about the […]

Has Quibi killed the quality shorts market?

Sarah Jane Thomson, CEO at global streaming service discover.film, considers how the apparently limp launch of Quibi will affect the long-term future of shortform programming. Quibi bounded enthusiastically into the market in April 2020, claiming that mobile only and ‘quick bites’ was the future for millennials. It was evidenced by the mighty YouTube and the […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Tracking content & consumption habits during lockdown

Fateha Begum, associate director at TBI sibling Omdia, breaks down the latest findings from its bi-annual consumer survey, which explores how people are watching content and their media consumption habits online. Omdia once again conducted its bi-annual consumer survey in April, exploring the adoption of various connected devices and delving into the media consumption habits […]

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