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TBI Tech & Analysis: Tracking Amazon Prime & Hulu’s next moves

Amazon Prime Video and Hulu might look like similar streamers on the surface but underneath the bonnet, their respective owners have experienced Covid-19 in considerably different ways. Sarah Henschel and Max Signorelli, analysts at TBI sibling Omdia, explore how subscription numbers at Amazon’s Prime operation and Disney-owned Hulu might fare against three different scenarios. The […]

Dealing with Covid-19: Why lockdown has expanded my horizons

TBI’s extensive coverage of the impact of Covid-19 on the TV business hears today from Jim Casey, founder of Painless Productions, the US outfit behind Disney+ and Nat Geo adventure series Out There With Jack Randall. Here, he discusses Superman 3, Hermosa Beach and the effect of a tiny parasite on his outlook on life. […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Where next for Netflix & Disney+?

Netflix and Disney+ are among the few services to have seen an upside to lockdown but where next for these two SVOD behemoths? Sarah Henschel and Max Signorelli, analysts at TBI sibling Omdia, explore how the two streamers might fare against three different scenarios. The implications of the Covid-19 virus are constantly developing, so Omdia […]

Dealing with Covid-19: Why global thinking is vital in lockdown

TBI’s extensive coverage around the impact of Covid-19 continues today with Laura Michalchyshyn, chief creative officer and co-president of content at Blue Ant Studios, who explains why global partnerships are becoming even more vital to deal with the fall-out from the Coronavirus pandemic. Like so many in the production business, we’re adapting to a challenging […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Breaking down the numbers for 2019/20

2019 might seem like a different world to the Covid-19 dominated landscape we live in today, but the flurry of annual results revealed by US and European majors over recent weeks have provided an illuminating set of insights into how the content business is changing. Tim Westcott and Kia Ling Teoh, analysts at TBI sibling […]

Dealing with Covid-19: Forward thinking from New Zealand

TBI’s coverage exploring the impact of Covid-19 on the TV industry takes us to New Zealand, where Pukeko Pictures co-founder Martin Baynton explains how his company planned ahead for lockdown, made the most of an opportunity, and is now  expecting to alter its operations as a result of the pandemic As I wrote this at […]

TBI Special Report Four: Learning from lockdown

Covid-19’s impact on the TV business has been immense, but not all the ramifications are negative. Richard Middleton and Mark Layton find out how content creation and delivery might look after lockdown. Just when the world’s content industry will return to some sort of business as usual is, at this stage, anybody’s guess. Speak to […]

TBI Weekly: A writer’s view on lockdown in Santa Monica

Cold Courage writer Brendan Foley reflects on his personal experiences of Covid-19 under lockdown in California and looks ahead to what the crisis could mean for the TV community around the world. A good day starts with an early morning masked walk with my wife Shelly on the mean streets of Santa Monica, past blooming […]

Dealing with Covid-19: Behind the scenes of Facebook’s self-shot show

TBI’s extensive coverage of how Covid-19 is affecting the TV industry today hears from Phil Lott, co-founder of US prodco AMPLE Entertainment, who offers his insights from producing Facebook’s hit self-shot show, 9 Months With Courteney Cox Is it weird to say there’s never been a better time to be self-shooting? Forgetting the global pandemic, […]

TBI Special Report Part Three: AVOD, SVOD & FTA: What’s Next?

Covid-19 has blindsided most of the TV business but the severity of the repercussions on SVOD, AVOD and broadcast sectors look likely to be felt across the long-term, writes Richard Middleton. There is a school of thought that the current pandemic we’re living through will provide the impetus for a wholesale shift in the way […]

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