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TBI In Conversation: Globo director Patricia Pedrosa on female-driven drama

Patricia Pedrosa, director of Brazilian scripted series All Women In The World (aka Todas As Mulheres Do Mundo), talks to TBI about the newly launched female-driven drama and what it brings to screen for Globo audiences. Globo’s latest scripted series All Women In The World is inspired by characters from the eponymous movie from the 1960s, but […]

Go big or go small? Sales chiefs talk global deals

Covid-19’s impact on production coincided with US studios going direct-to-consumer, creating what appeared to be a sales opportunity like no other. Richard Middleton catches up with the world’s top distribution execs to gauge whether it was a fruitful summer US studios’ plans to launch their own streamers had been known for some time by the […]

Future-proofing formats; securing sales in a pandemic

With the pandemic upending the TV industry across the world, Mark Layton finds out what the impact has been on the global format sales business and how it has adapted to the new normal. As the world continues to grapple with the impact of Covid-19, and broadcasters find their budgets stretched thin, the knock-on effect […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: How voice-controlled devices affect content consumption

The proliferation of content available to viewers has been a hallmark trend of the past five years and means that assessing how viewers access – and discover – programming is now a vital element for the business. Here, Maria Rua Aguete, senior research director for TV, video & advertising at TBI sibling OMDIA, provides Richard […]

Blue Ant’s Julie Chang on a post-pandemic prediction

Julie Chang, VP of international co-productions at Blue Ant Media and interim EVP at Blue Ant International, looks into the crystal ball to provide TBI with her take on how production might look post-pandemic. I want to show you a glimpse of the future. I’m picturing a post-pandemic scene, maybe a year or two years […]

TBI Distributor’s Survey 2020 – Insider insight

TBI’s Distributor’s Survey 2020 has provided deep insights into how the global content business is rapidly evolving and how things could change over the next 12 months. Here, Ian McKee, CEO of online marketplace Vuulr – sponsor of this year’s Survey – provides us with his insights The TBI Distributor Survey takes stock of a […]

Cartoon Forum: The Highlights Reel

Cartoon Forum may have moved online this year, but that doesn’t mean that there wasn’t still plenty to see, with 80 projects from 22 European countries presented to 260 buyers on the new digital platform, many of them joining in for the first time. Usually based in Toulouse, France, the event had to change its […]

TBI Distributor’s Survey 2020 – Part 5: Conclusion

Few areas of the content business have adapted as quickly over recent years to the vast changes in the business as the distribution sector, with companies large and small adeptly planning and executing savvy strategies to ensure they remain relevant. The effect of the Covid-19 pandemic has again tested this sector’s resolve and it is […]

TBI Distributor’s Survey 2020 – Part 4: Kids

Few areas of the content business have adapted as quickly over recent years to the vast changes in the business as the distribution sector, with companies large and small adeptly planning and executing savvy strategies to ensure they remain relevant. The effect of the Covid-19 pandemic has again tested this sector’s resolve and it is […]

TBI Distributor’s Survey 2020 – Part 3: Formats

Few areas of the content business have adapted as quickly over recent years to the vast changes in the business as the distribution sector, with companies large and small adeptly planning and executing savvy strategies to ensure they remain relevant. The effect of the Covid-19 pandemic has again tested this sector’s resolve and it is […]