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Dealing with Covid-19: How Banff moved mountains to get online

TBI’s coverage of Covid-19’s impact on the TV business hears today from Jenn Kuzmyk, exec director of Banff World Media Festival, about how her team overcame the ‘devastating’ decision to cancel the annual get-together in Canada and went about re-launching a four-month program online.
 As January moved into February earlier this year, organisers at the […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: How OTT is impacting distributors’ thinking

The launch of streamers such as Disney+, WarnerMedia’s HBO Max and NBCUniversal’s Peacock has underlined the rapidly shifting direct-to-consumer strategies of the US studios, as well as the increasing dominance of OTT stateside. But what about distribution elsewhere? Here are five takeaways from The Future Of TV Program Rights In An On-Demand World report, produced […]

Well-being: Self-Care in the midst of emotional turmoil

In this month’s Well-being column, C4 creative mentor and corporate wellness coach Tracy Forsyth discusses how to process emotional turmoil. We’re not even half-way through and 2020 has been a hell of a year. Normally, 20/20 denotes crystal clear vision and clarity of thought. Not this year. Everything just gets more and more upsetting and […]

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 […]