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Well-being: Networking – be the best meeting of the day

In this month’s Well-being column, former BBC Studios exec and corporate wellness coach Tracy Forsyth explains how to excel at networking In my role as executive coach, the subject of networking frequently gets raised by clients who are either wanting to move on to another challenge or who’ve had their head down in their current […]

TBI’s UK Screenings map: Check out what’s on, where and when

Buyers attending Screenings face a multitude of events taking place over the week, so TBI has put together a handy map to show you where and when everything is happening Wednesday 12 February StudioCanal Possessions Screening and Q&A 08:30-11:00 Everyman Cinema, 14-18 Handyside Street, N1C 4DN Genre: Drama ITV Studios Formats Festival 09:00-13:00 The Roundhouse, […]

From Slough House with love?

Apple TV+ has turned to a familiar genre for its first European drama, but what makes spy stories so enduring and are we reaching saturation point? Stephen Arnell explores Since joining Apple in 2017, Jay Hunt has kept a relatively low profile. All this could be about to change after the recent launch of the […]

NATPE 2020: View from the market

Ian McKee, CEO of online content marketplace Vuulr, gives his take on this week’s NATPE market in Miami. This week marked our debut at NATPE Miami, so of course the Vuulr team was anticipating lots of sunshine, numerous poolside business meetings and little need for donning extra layers. Mother Nature clearly wasn’t on our side. […]

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 […]