Features


Five key takeaways from Festival de la Rochelle

French drama is booming and the Festival de la Rochelle has clearly benefitted, with this year’s event reporting attendance up nearly 20% to 2,600 professionals, plus a general audience of 15,000. Both traditional broadcasters and platforms premiered their most ambitious new French dramas in addition to their titles in competition. Trends were highlighted at the […]

TBI Weekly: The problem with the UK’s format isolationism

With MIPCOM on the horizon, European format specialist Siobhan Crawford offers a plea to UK companies to use the opportunity to more deeply engage with their counterparts in Europe, rather than relying on local talent for new formats. I was at Edinburgh TV Festival last month. Lovely market. Nothing new though. So now we look […]

TBI In Conversation: Uniting US & Israeli talent at the first-ever Scripted Israel

The first-ever Scripted Israel summit kicks off in Los Angeles on Monday, with the four-day event (September 19-22) bringing together Israeli scripted talent and production companies alongside major US firms and execs. The event, which is hosted by the Consulates General of Israel in Los Angeles and New York, will feature the participation of Israeli […]

Opinion: When content meets fandom – the risks and rewards of fan engagement

Joe Moring, head of community & Partnerships at SHARE Creative, explores the pros and cons of interacting with a programme’s – often vocal – fanbase, from toxic viewers to campaigns to save series from cancellation. With so many shows hitting screens this summer which carry significant established fan audiences, from House Of The Dragon to The Sandman, and of […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Unpacking how French content sales shifted in 2021

Unifrance’s annual report revealed a swathe of findings last week, not least that French TV exports hit a record €376m ($373m) in 2021. Richard Middleton delves into the full findings to explore what else we can learn. France’s TV industry enjoyed a buoyant 2021, with international spending on French audiovisual programmes – namely sales, pre-sales and […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Picking apart Western Europe’s pay-TV & OTT markets

Western Europe’s pay-TV and OTT operators secured more than 300 million subscribers in 2021, with streaming fuelling a year-on-year uptick of 26 million customers overall. However, that only tells part of the story, as Omdia’s Rob Moyser, Tony Gunnarsson, Matt Evenson & Max Signorelli explain. Subscribers in Western Europe have been a key target for […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Reappraising Disney+ Hotstar’s potential in India

India’s streaming industry offers huge subscriber potential but lower average revenues per user, and operators are adapting accordingly. Jun Wen Woo, senior analyst for TV & online video at TBI sibling Omdia, provides her take on the latest industry developments. After Disney lost Indian Premier League (IPL) digital media rights earlier this year, Disney+ Hotstar […]

TBI Weekly: Unscripted paper format creators you need to know (part 2)

Format creatives and their ideas are in demand, but where can you find them and what types of shows are on offer? Luckily for you, TBI’s resident format expert Siobhan Crawford has scoured the globe to provide you with another set of names making the paper format market a brighter place. Put your hands up if […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Forecasting Eastern Europe’s pay-TV staying power

Online video is growing much faster in Eastern Europe than pay-TV services, but the latter is still dominating the market – and will do for some time to come. Omdia’s Matthew Evenson, research analyst, TV and video, and Irina Kornilova, practice leader, TV and video, dig into the numbers. Continuing the trend seen over recent […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Exploring viewing habits across Europe

Over recent weeks, TBI has brought you exclusive insights around content consumption in the US and the UK, courtesy of Omdia’s annual Cross-Platform Viewing Time Report. In this final extract, we explore viewing trends in select countries across Europe. Linear viewing is in decline across much of the world, but the levels of consumption varies […]

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