How do you Zoom? What your virtual background says about you

TBI’s favourite corporate wellness coach Tracy Forysth discusses Zoom calls, contrasting colours and visually interesting backgrounds – and explores why it matters in our online world. I’ve been getting a lot of positive comments about my background (above) when I’m in online meetings. Most people remark on the bold red colour (it’s called Atomic Red, […]

TBI in Conversation: Taking Grandpa’s wisdom to the world

UK producer Caroline Roberts-Cherry, MD of Saffron Cherry Productions, tells Mark Layton how her new BFI-funded children’s series ‘The World According To Grandpa’ is readymade for international adaptation. The World According To Grandpa, a new children’s series from Manchester-based Saffron Cherry Productions, debuts in the UK tomorrow on Channel 5’s kids programming block Milkshake! Based on […]

Diversity: Offering the right kind of support

In the latest instalment of her monthly column, the Creative Diversity Network’s executive director Deborah Williams discusses how to be a good ally in the world of diversity. I have to admit I’ve struggled immensely with the fallout of this summer. It has finally hit me that this is the new way of living and being […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Exploring TV revenue raisers as streaming surges

Traditional TV markets are, at best, in slow-growth mode with the reality often being stagnation or decline, writes Adam Thomas, senior principal analyst at research powerhouse – and TBI sibling – OMDIA. Covid-19 is serving to further promote an already flourishing online video sector to even greater heights, putting even more pressure on the traditional […]

TBI Weekly: What comes after the streaming revolution?

Covid-19 has accelerated a swathe of trends that were already apparent across the business prior to the pandemic, none more so than the ongoing – and industry-changing – transition towards global streaming services.  However, as exec moves and organisational streamlining continues at breakneck speed, what will happen once the dust settles on the current restructuring (particularly in the […]

Bridging the gap: Solving viewer fatigue with scripted series

Serialised drama has soared in popularity over recent years, but as the number of shows on offer continues to multiply, Nick Edwards asks whether audiences are getting tired of long-term commitment Long-running, immersive TV series have come to define our drama consumption over recent history. First, there were the early pioneering shows such as Hill […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Six streaming super-trends for 2021

Tony Gunnarsson, principal analyst for media & entertainment at TBI sibling OMDIA, reflects on a watershed year for streaming and picks out the ramifications and key trends set to affect the business in 2021 and beyond. The acceleration of cord-cutting and online video adoption during Covid-19, coupled with aggressive expansion of next-gen direct-to-consumer (D2C) services, […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Channels & programming super-trends for 2021

Covid-19’s impact on production has radically changed acquisition activity for streamers and channels in 2020, while US studio-backed DTC services are having myriad effects on distribution. Here, Tim Westcott, senior research manager at TBI sibling OMDIA, looks ahead to 2021 and explores five trends that are set to dominate the content business over the next 12 months. The impact […]

TBI Weekly: Georgia Senate hopeful Jon Ossoff on democracy & the media

As the US elections play out to a global audience, TBI returns to a column we first published last year from Jon Ossoff, the MD & CEO at Insight TWI, who is also the Democratic Party’s Senate nominee for Georgia. Here, Ossoff – who is currently neck and neck with Republican incumbent David Perdue in his bid to represent the […]

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