TBI Tech & Analysis: Tracking US studio streamer spending in 2023

Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD), NBCUniversal (NBCU) and Paramount all made the decision to fight back against Netflix in the global streaming marketplace, launching their own direct-to-consumer services. Omdia’s Tim Westcott reflects on how the studio fightback is going. After a mostly impressive start (Disney+ massively surpassing expectations after its launch in 2019, for one), […]

Content Innovation Awards 2023 Gallery

Check out the photographs from the Content Innovation Awards 2023, which took place on 18 October at MIPCOM in Cannes. To find out who the big winners were on the night, including those who took home the individual awards, click here.  

TBI Weekly: What comes next after MIPCOM 2023?

If MIPCOM reflects the industry that it serves, then we probably all emerged pretty lightly from the past week in Cannes. The unhappy reality is that much of the pain being inflicted on content-related businesses around the world right now is probably largely unavoidable. Too much content that has cost too much has been produced […]

Charting the course of Paramount+ thriller ‘The Castaways’ from script to screen

Sun, sea, sand… and a plane crash are the order of the day in Paramount+ UK’s upcoming adaptation of Lucy Clarke’s novel The Castaways. Filmed on location In Fiji and Greece by Clapperboard Studios and BlackBox Multimedia, the 5 x 60-minute series is one of the key scripted titles being brought to MIPCOM by BBC […]

‘Gen V’s Eric Kripke & Michele Fazekas on taking the ‘The Boys’ back to school

Mark Layton talks to Gen V showrunner Michele Fazekas and exec producer Eric Kripke about exploding genitalia, The X-Men and a more grounded approach to superpowers in Prime Video’s The Boys spin-off. After three critically acclaimed seasons of The Boys on Prime Video, the US superhero franchise expanded with the launch of Gen V late […]

TBI Weekly: How to do MIPCOM 2023 right

TBI columnist & MIPCOM veteran Siobhan Crawford suggests some common etiquette as the industry descends on Cannes. The last time we ‘spoke’ it seems like the message resonated. I heard ‘shiiit’ echoed on all corners of the market and we will certainly be going back to the points raised in that column, because the perspectives […]

How Paul Kemp took his Bitcoin creator doc out of the shadows & onto screen

TBI’s new ‘Fact to Feature’ strand of articles delve into how factual filmmakers got their shows off the ground and onto screens. Here, Paul Kemp tells Mark Layton how he embarked on a global journey in an attempt to solve “the greatest mystery in technological history” for his upcoming CBC documentary. For the past few […]

Why crime still pays in a contracting drama market

Crime dramas remain an opportunity for buyers and producers despite the cooling market, writes Nick Edwards. Crime has always been seen as the dependable hero of the TV world, livening up linear schedules and adding intrigue to streamers’ slates. But do 2023’s headwinds mean the genre has finally met its match? “Commissions are down across […]