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TBI Kids: Unpacking animated co-productions & global potential

As Kidscreen gets underway, Helen Dugdale explores the rise in co-productions between Western and Eastern animation companies and finds out what makes the perfect IP for global exploitation. Co-productions in the kids space have been around for years but a variety of recent deals have turned heads and suggested a new wave of global co-operation is […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Exploring the booming online video ad market

Revenues from the global video advertising market are expected to grow by more than 70% over the next four years, fuelled in part by adaptable broadcasters and AVOD. Research powerhouse and TBI sibling Omdia explores how this huge market is set to change. Global online video ad revenues will grow from $70bn in 2020 to reach $120bn […]

TBI Weekly: What Brook Lapping’s Trump docuseries tells us about tenacity

UK factual producer Brook Lapping launches its three-part docuseries Trump Takes On The World on BBC Two next week. Series director Tim Stirzaker reveals how his team’s persistence through a pandemic – and an impeachment – secured unprecedented access to the former US president’s inner circle. When we started developing this series in the autumn of […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Why Netflix wants to impress the kids

Netflix is keen to brand itself as a family-friendly destination with all manner of content, but third-party kids programming is becoming increasingly tough to acquire. Rob Moyser, senior analyst for TV & online video at TBI sibling OMDIA, explores what the streaming giant is doing about it. Children’s animation has been a particular area of […]

How to produce around the world during a pandemic

Danny Sanz, VP of production at US-based prodco The ATS Team, reveals some of the top tips he has picked up while producing internationally during the pandemic over the past few months. Filming internationally was never easy, but as travel and technology have improved, over time, it became easier… until Covid appeared. It’s obvious that […]

What is driving the factual boom?

As Realscreen gets underway online, TBI deputy editor Mark Layton talks to top execs at global factual distributors about recent market trends and how the rise of streamers, coupled with the pandemic, is driving a factual boom. As the global pandemic and its myriad lockdowns, quarantine procedures and safety protocols continue to disrupt TV production, […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: How Netflix can thrive in the 2020s

  Netflix has established itself as the global SVOD success story, but new entrants surged into the market during 2020 and it now faces a much-changed landscape in the decade ahead. Rob Moyser, senior analyst for TV & online video at TBI sibling OMDIA, provides his assessment of where the streamer needs to invest to ensure its future […]

Lifting the covers on safe & authentic screen sex

TBI deputy editor Mark Layton talks to intimacy coordinator Vanessa Coffey about the emerging industry role that helps actors establish personal boundaries and deliver more authentic performances during scenes of a sexual nature. The #MeToo movement in 2017 brought with it changes to the way in which productions shot scenes of an intimate and sexual […]

TBI In Conversation: Vertigo Films’ Allan Niblo on ‘Bulletproof: South Africa’ & the UK prodco’s TV push

TBI’s Mark Layton talks to Vertigo Films co-founder Allan Niblo about Sky One crime-drama Bulletproof: South Africa and the company’s expanding TV slate. London detectives Pike (Ashley Walters) and Bishop (Noel Clarke) return to British screens this evening, with the premiere of Bulletproof: South Africa, a three-part special for the Vertigo Films-produced crime-drama series. The show, […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: How to capitalise on the AVOD wave

Streaming of all flavours soared during 2020 but how will AVOD adapt and develop in the years to come? Fateha Begum, associate director at TBI sibling OMDIA, explores what’s next for ad-supported services in the increasingly crowded on-demand ecosystem. Over the years, and particularly in early 2020, online video penetration increased as many households turned […]

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