TBI’s 2019 Distributor Survey results revealed

As the content business prepares for an SVOD onslaught over the next six months, distributors are again at the sharp end of disruption. Here, Richard Middleton reports back on our extensive international survey that reveals the major challenges facing the sector and an array of opportunities that have already started to emerge Distribution of TV […]

Unscripted: Unwritten rules of engagement

Unscripted content has faced intense competition in recent years as viewers have been deluged by drama but the genre is fighting back and interest is soaring, providing opportunities aplenty for distributors It is fair to say that distributors of unscripted content are feeling pretty bullish right now. While drama remains centre stage for some viewers, […]

Formats: Rebooting the remakes business

Streamers’ growing interest in formats is providing new impetus and cash into this part of the business, but how can distributors make the most of these demands while keeping broadcast partners happy, too? For some in the format business, the rise of SVOD services and their growing interest in formats is being seen as both […]

Kids content: Young and free

Kids have been the most ardent adopters of the OTT wave, with younger viewers in many territories now watching rapidly decreasing amounts of traditional linear TV. For distributors, the implications are clear but opportunities are emerging Market consolidation and the ongoing rise of SVOD services are among the biggest disruptors to the distribution of kids […]

Conclusion: Condensed thinking

TBI’s 2019 Distributor Survey has illustrated both the opportunities and the ‘glass-half full’ outlook of many distributors, but also the differing challenges facing those operating across scripted, unscripted, formats and kids. Across all four sections of TBI’s 2019 Distributor Survey, there were a couple of key takeaways that keenly highlight just how the business of […]

Scripted: The drama of distribution

Distribution has arguably never been as dynamic or responsive to the wider TV ecosystem as it is now, with companies becoming financiers, marketers, match-makers and even commissioners. Here we explore how the scripted side of the business is changing The scripted side of the distribution business has to date been the most affected by the […]

TBI Distributor Survey 2019

Are you part of a leading international distribution company? We want to hear your views and opinions for 2019’s TBI Distributor Survey. The TV distribution industry has transformed itself over recent years, adapting quickly to the entry of streamers and exploring new areas of business to expand. Far more than a simple game of supply […]

TBI Readership Survey 2018

Having marked our 30th birthday this year, TBI is keen to take stock of our coverage and hear from you about what we do best, and where we can do better. With a new team in place, we are keen to evolve and grow. In order to do that, we need you to fill out […]

TBI Distributors Survey 2018: part one

Distributors large and small have again revealed their views on the major issues that are impacting the international TV sales industry today. Kaltrina Bylykbashi reports. The rise of SVOD is the single element that has had the biggest impact on the distribution business in the past year, according to survey results. While platforms such as […]

Take part in the TBI Drama Survey 2018

We would like to invite you to share your expert views on the state of the international drama market. The results will be displayed in our MIPTV March/April magazine, distributed at MIPTV 2018, and appear online at Your responses may feature in the report, both in print and online. After completing the survey you […]