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TBI Distributors Survey 2017 – Part 4

In the final part of our Distributors Survey, we discover what sort of buyer is the most important on the international market, and ask respondents to look ahead to 2018 through some crystal ball-gazing. Tomorrow, James Duffen from survey sponsor TRX casts an eye over our findings and assesses the challenges ahead.   KEY CLIENTELE […]

TBI Distributors Survey 2017 – Part 3

The third part of our industry-wide survey considers the shape of the market, and how continued consolidation has affected the business. We also reveal which markets remain vital to distribution strategies and uncover how companies are holding their own screenings events and get-togethers to entice the buyers.   CONSOLIDATORS The period we have surveyed (February […]

TBI Distributors Survey 2017 – Part 2

The second part of our five-day feature revealing all about the international distribution industry in the words of those that work within it is here. Our survey details how SVOD services are changing the game, why data is becoming a key tool in the sales person’s arsenal, and why rights holdbacks are providing the backdrop […]

TBI Distributors Survey 2017 – Part 1

In the first part of TBI’s annual Distributors Survey, which brings together the independent thoughts and experiences of well over 70 distribution companies worldwide, we look at how financing is impacting business models, and find that drama is the genre pushing the industry on to greater heights. The survey covers the 18 months between February […]

Viewpoint: A Romper Stomper route to television

Film director Geoffrey Wright explains the process of how his cult Australian feature film Romper Stomper transferred from the big screen in the early 1990s to subscription video-on-demand in 2017 as a Stan original drama series that DCD Rights will be selling at market. It was around September of 2016 that John and Dan Edwards […]

Staring into the Hard Sun

While investigating what appears to be the routine death of a computer hacker in London, Charlie Hicks (Jim Sturgess) and Elaine Renko (Agyness Deyn) stumble upon proof that the world is facing certain destruction in just five years. They soon find themselves being pursued by ruthless security service operatives who are willing to kill in […]

Heritage hunter

Lisa Perrin oversees the global rollout of the world’s largest formats collection. The CEO of Endemol Shine Creative Networks discusses new digital buyers, IP ownership challenges and why some heritage programmes may never be bettered. Jesse Whittock reports. The formats world is in a constant state of flux, with new market entrants such as Netflix, […]

Talking drama: The Other Guy

The Other Guy is, at its core, a comedy-drama about love (or, more specifically, a lack of it). The show follows AJ, a radio DJ who goes off the rails after he discovers his girlfriend has been cheating with his best friend, who is never seen on screen. “In a weird way it’s about this […]

Making Amazon tick

Amazon’s original content strategy is a risk but could pay off in a big way, analysts and producers say. Over the last year Amazon has bolstered its video content library through investment in both acquisitions as well as original programming. Ampere Analysis estimates that by the end of 2017, the e-retail giant will have spent […]

In-demand chart: Benelux (July 31-Aug 6, 2017)

In the Benelux region, returning favourites are leading our latest In-demand lists, with digital titles Orange is the New Black and Narcos receiving high demand along with Game of Thrones on the overalls chart. Narcos was placed in the digital top three across Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, as viewers anticipate its third season on […]