NATPE: Is Brazil’s format market set to surge?

Think of Brazilian original content and the likelihood is your mind will turn to scripted fare. Telenovelas have long been a staple of the traditional broadcast industry, filling up schedules with long-running storylines of love and passion that have tended to provide relatively little room for unscripted ideas. It is a point made by Laurens […]

How Netflix won back Hispanic and Latinx subscribers

As NATPE delegates arrive in Miami, Fateha Begum, associate director at TBI sibling IHS Markit Technology, explores how Netflix has changed its tactics in the battle for Latinx and Hispanic subscribers. Global OTT video subscriptions are set to exceed one billion in 2021, a figure only recently passed by traditional pay TV in 2017. In […]

Why Netflix’s new French office might have to play by new rules

Netflix’s launch of its new 40-employee-strong office in Paris last week and the unveiling of a raft of new local projects came amidst a reshaping of production obligations in France that could have extensive ramifications. Since its launch in the country in 2014, Netflix has developed 24 French shows, mostly series such as comedy Family […]

Embracing an alternative New Year’s resolution

In this month’s Well-being column, former BBC Studios exec and corporate wellness coach Tracy Forsyth discusses an alternative approach to New Year’s resolutions. When I was a VP in a corporate role, I got some 360-degree feedback. It was mostly extremely positive, but one comment read: “Tracy can be abrupt and I find her direct […]

Toonz Media’s Paul Robinson on Animation and incentives in Russia

Former Disney exec and Toonz Media Group’s EVP Paul Robinson explores the emerging opportunities and increasingly generous rebate programs for animation in Russia As a former Disney executive, I thought that I knew Winnie the Pooh pretty well, having been part of multiple television reincarnations of the evergreen franchise spawned by AA Milne’s books. So, […]

TBI Weekly: The decade ahead

TBI has spoken to an array of leading execs from around the world to get their take on how the TV business is changing and what their businesses are doing about it. From streaming and short-form to distribution and development, we delve into the major trends affecting the content business right now and explore how […]

TBI’s forward thinkers: Fremantle’s Vasha Wallace

Vasha Wallace, EVP of global acquisitions & development, Fremantle Streamers started dipping their toes into the format business last year, how do you think this will change in 2020? We are going to see the streamers continue to grow and go from being US-based platforms to becoming more local platforms with a focus on local […]

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