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TBI Distributor’s Survey 2022 – Part 3: Formats

Sponsored by Rightsline From the US, India and Germany, to Brazil, the UK, Spain, Canada and numerous others in between, the TBI Distributor’s Survey 2022 is the industry’s most extensive exploration of the global sales business. Join us as we explore what’s changed over the past 12 months and find out where we’re headed next. […]

TBI Distributor’s Survey 2022 – Part 2: Unscripted

Sponsored by Rightsline From the US, India and Germany, to Brazil, the UK, Spain, Canada and numerous others in between, the TBI Distributor’s Survey 2022 is the industry’s most extensive exploration of the global sales business. Join us as we explore what’s changed over the past 12 months and find out where we’re headed next. […]

TBI Kids: How ‘Bluey’ became the top dog of co-viewing

Australian pre-school series Bluey has taken the world by storm over the past few years. Mark Layton talks to the show’s creator, Joe Brumm, about what makes the animation such a co-viewing hit Since its launch on ABC Kids in 2018, Australian pre-school animation Bluey has quickly struck a chord with children and parents alike […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: How US streamers are getting animated

As those working in the kids animation business prepare to head to Cannes for MIPJr this weekend, Omdia analyst Tim Westcott digs into the numbers to reveal just how big a role animated content plays in the overall offering of the major US streamers. Nobody can deny the rising importance of animation to global streaming […]

TBI Distributor’s Survey 2022 – Part 1: Scripted

Sponsored by Rightsline From the US, India and Germany, to Brazil, the UK, Spain, Canada and numerous others in between, the TBI Distributor’s Survey 2022 is the industry’s most extensive exploration of the global sales business. Join us as we explore what’s changed over the past 12 months and find out where we’re headed next Twelve months […]

How Spanish promotional body ICEX plans to supercharge growth

TBI speaks to Pablo Conde Diez del Corral, director at Spanish trade organisation ICEX, to find out how the country is planning to double down on its support for the country’s audiovisual ecosystem.   Spanish drama is booming and global demand is soaring, with huge investments going into productions from the country, from both local operators […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: How Netflix’s mobile strategy could pay off in developing markets

Omdia analysts Constantinos Papavassilopoulos, Jun Wen Woo and Juan D. Villegas explore why Netflix is looking to tap into mobile-first markets with ‘free’ access to some of its content. Developing markets are largely characterised by low broadband and high mobile penetration. Therefore, mobile operators play a greater role in internet connectivity in these markets, particularly as data and devices […]

Opinion: ‘Survivor’s legacy carries torch for FAST returns

The recent news that Survivor will return to UK screens after a 20-year hiatus is nothing short of a tremendous coup for all involved. The international TV industry’s warm reception to this announcement is testament to the legacy of this iconic entertainment format, which has seen 50 adaptations since its debut in Sweden back in […]

TBI Weekly: Why the US dollar’s strength matters to global TV

Financial market turmoil and currency devaluations can seem far removed from the creative process of making TV shows, but it can have a direct effect on what gets made. Jeremy Roberts, of media & entertainment law firm Sheridans, explains why and sheds light on where opportunity lies. With the world’s financial markets going through the most volatile period […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Diving into Amazon’s unique streaming strategy

Amazon has been in the global streaming game for years but it has always trodden a slightly different path to some of its main competitors, particularly regarding localisation, as Omdia’s Ed Ludlow reveals.  Unlike other international streaming services, Amazon Prime Video’s catalogue offerings vary considerably from market to market. Indeed, research powerhouse Omdia has found that just 1.3% of […]