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In-demand chart: Ireland (July 17-23 2017)

Ireland’s latest in-demand chart strongly features soon-to-be returning favourites along with popular new shows. The Emerald Isle’s digital top ten highlights the anticipation of upcoming seasons of hit shows Stranger Things, The Grand Tour and The Man in the High Castle (MITHC), which came third, sixth and tenth on the list respectively. There’s been some […]

In-demand chart: Germany (July 3-9, 2017)

Germany’s latest demand chart features returning favourites as well as new star players on its lists. A range of returning shows have had impact on the charts, with Game of Thrones (GOT), House of Cards and Orange is the New Black all reaching top spots in Germany this week. Surprisingly, GOT does not feature in the […]

In-demand chart: Eastern Europe (June 19-25, 2017)

Two shows clearly stand out from the crowd in Central and Eastern Europe right now. Netflix’s teen mystery romp 13 Reasons Why and HBO drama Game of Thrones consistently beat off the competition last week across the region, our exclusive data from six key CEE territories reveals. 13 Reasons Why tops charts our digital charts […]

Factual Hot Picks

Following the Sunny Side of the Doc event in La Rochelle, France, TBI profiles five hot factual projects currently making an impression from Grayson Perry’s Divided Britain to France 2’s Age of the Builders – Notre Dame.   Grayson Perry: Divided Britain Transvestite artist Grayson Perry first came to attention in 2003 when he won the prestigious Turner […]

Captive audience: the Spanish SVOD boom

Spain’s drama production sector is moving swiftly towards international television’s top tier, fuelled by the SVOD global boom. Emiliano de Pablos reports. Not so long ago, Spain’s TV drama production sector was completely driven by free-to-air TV broadcasters Mediaset España, Atresmedia and state-owned TVE. However, weighty new players, led by telco giant Telefonica’s  pay TV […]

In the spotlight: The Shield creator and Timeless writer Shawn Ryan

Shawn Ryan was destined to revolutionise US crime drama when he dreamed up The Shield and its anti-hero, corrupt detective Vic Mackey. He had, in fact, cut his teeth on a much more conventional star vehicle, NBC drama Nash Bridges, where he worked under Lost’s Carlton Cuse, following an early career working various writing jobs. […]

LA Screenings 2017 in pictures

The LA Screenings are over for another year, with most acquisitions executives now back in their home countries assessing what shows they’ll be bidding for in coming weeks. Each studio approaches the week in different ways, but all lay out the good china and buy in the fancy food in a bid to impress their […]

Taking Bull by the horns

Mark Goffman runs the top-rated freshman drama of the 2016/17 season in Bull. In this exclusive interview, he tells Jesse Whittock about keeping control of a major network series, his grounding as a writer on The West Wing and how his Hollywood career almost didn’t happen thanks to a spell in Brussels. Considering Mark Goffman […]

LA Screenings 2017: Military procedure

International broadcasters are desperate for American procedurals, and this year the Hollywood studios believe they’ve got the supply to satisfy demand. Jesse Whittock reports from LA Major international networks have been demanding more procedurals from the US studios for years. The ratings stability the format offers is not matched on a consistent basis by the […]

Show stoppers

The golden age of TV drama has meant more programmes in production, and with resources increasingly scarce, American showrunners are coming to Europe to find work and vice versa. How far have the lines become blurred. Words: Jesse Whittock Though the US has been the dominant force in global television for decades, its model of […]