Blood and gore and TV shows

Television is getting scarier. Horror has always had an on-off relationship with the small screen dating back to the Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt but the number of gore filled series currently on the air is higher than it’s ever been. Shows including The Walking Dead, The River, Dexter, Grimm and American Horror […]

Police Procedure

Definition: pro·ce·dur·al (pr -s j r- l) The police procedural is a sub-genre of detective fiction, which attempts to convincingly depict the activities of a police force as they investigate crimes. TBI investigates whey they remain TV’s top performer. The police procedural is far and away the most successful genre of television programming across the […]

The TBI interview: Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell is the most successful TV executive of recent years; the man behind The X Factor and Got Talent, talks exclusively to Peter White about the television business, keeping formats fresh, his forthcoming moves into drama and his mother’s roast potatoes.   “There was a point a couple of years ago, where you started […]

TBI at MIPCOM 2012

Television Business International (TBI) is heading to MIPCOM in Cannes to scour the Palais for news and stalk La Croisette for stories. We will, once again, be covering all of the events, cocktail parties, conference sessions and the rest of the crazy goings on at the market on our TBI Blog. You can click here […]

MIPCOM Hot Pick: Raid the Cage

“If you can get it out of the cage you can have it!” is the tagline for Israeli-originated gameshow format Raid the Cage.

In the show couples answer questions to win time in the cage in question.

MIPCOM Hot Pick: The Blue Rose

Outrageous Fortune was a big hit in New Zealand and internationally and the producer of the long-running comedy drama, South Pacific Pictures, has a new scripted series featuring two of its stars. “TV3 in New Zealand were looking for a vehicle to showcase the talents of two of the stars of that show, Antonia Prebble […]

MIPCOM Interview: Jane Campion

Jane Campion is the Oscar-winning director behind The Piano. She will be at MIPCOM, with her writing partner Gerard Lee, to talk about her first major move into TV drama with upcoming series Top of the Lake. Distributed by BBC Worldwide, the scripted series tells the story of the disappearance of a young girl and […]

MIPCOM Hot Pick: Rectify

Six-part drama series Rectify is one of the first original shows to be commissioned by US cable network Sundance Channel. The series follows the life of Daniel Holden, who has served 19 years on death row in Georgia for the rape and murder of a sixteen year old girl, and is released from prison after […]

MIPCOM Hot Pick: Rock Star Home Invasion

What do you do when your family is in trouble and you can’t cope anymore? In Finland, the answer is to call on a group of rock stars to solve your problems. Rock Star Home Invasion is a Finnish format that swaps therapists for band members. It is produced by Rabbit Films, the company behind […]

MIPCOM Hot Pick: Brandt Point

When FremantleMedia Enterprises was looking for a teen-skewing web series Generate was top of mind, largely because of the other web series the digital company had made, including The Lake, the Jason Priestley-directed show that aired on The WB’s website. “That show was so well done for the budget and played so well to a […]

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