TBI Talks

Exclusive: Discovery EMEA content boss on co-pros & ‘bigger budgets’

Discovery’s EMEA content boss says the company is open to co-productions with other broadcasters in Europe and willing to spend “bigger budgets” on documentaries, as the factual giant expands its programming. Myriam Lopez-Otazu, group VP EMEA & international content for Discovery, told TBI Talks yesterday that the company has an ambition for an expanding slate of original and exclusive content […]

TBI Talks: Fuelling The Factual Boom

  Join TBI Talks as we explore the soaring demand for factual programming and dive into the very latest commissioning strategies with Discovery+ and All3Media International. Factual and factual entertainment has boomed over recent years as global streamers look to compete with broadcasters on high-end IP, providing a raft of opportunities across the industry. Our […]

Exclusive: Asia & Nordic commissioners on local content focus

Commissioners in Asia and the Nordics have both highlighted the importance of creating original content with a primary focus on audiences in the local region. Speaking on the latest TBI Talks yesterday, Rohit Jain, MD of Lionsgate South Asia and Networks – Emerging Markets Asia said that while the India-based streaming service Lionsgate Play has […]

TBI Talks: Expanding SVOD’s Scripted Ambitions

Global streamers have revolutionised drama but regional SVOD’s are increasingly leveraging their local expertise to create brilliant scripted series that appeal to both domestic and international audiences. This is delivering a raft of unique scripted hits while also fuelling new business models and partnerships, with producers finding alternative ways to finance their ideas and get […]

Exclusive: AMC & ViacomCBS execs look to expand Acorn TV, SundanceNow & C5 originals push

AMC Networks’ exec Matt Graham has told TBI Talks he is looking to expand the original drama push for culture-focused SVOD SundanceNow and British content-skewing streamer Acorn TV. Speaking at one of yesterday’s two TBI Talks ahead of The London Screenings, Graham, general manager for Acorn TV & Sundance Now at AMC Networks, explained the importance of co-productions […]

Exclusive: Fox’s Rob Wade talks global formats & urges US/UK risk-taking

The UK and US markets need to take bigger risks with entertainment formats, according to Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment & specials at Fox Entertainment. Speaking as a guest on one of yesterday’s two special TBI Talks, Wade highlighted how many markets that traditionally take a lot of risks on new shows and creating new […]

Exclusive: Facebook Watch on unscripted originals strategy & creative co-pros

Facebook Watch, the global social network’s VOD service, has shared details of its unscripted originals strategy, including “competitive” budgets and creative co-productions with lower investment. Since launching in 2017, the service has gone on to offer both short and long-form content, with unscripted titles including talk show Red Table Talk and reality series The Real […]

Sign up NOW for today’s TBI Talks with Facebook, Passion & Omdia!

Join TBI Talks: The London Screenings later today as we dive into Facebook’s originals strategy with Head of Unscripted Toby Faulkner and explore the potential of factual programming with Passion Distribution COO Nick Rees. Unscripted & factual programming has surged in popularity over recent years and in this session we are joined by renowned execs […]

Join Acorn TV, Fox, SundanceNow, C5, ViacomCBS & more for TBI Talks: The London Screenings

Ahead of The London Screenings later this week, join TBI for a series of genre-focused discussions featuring industry-leading execs from streamers, broadcasters and production groups to find how they are shaping the future of their companies. We will be joined by commissioners including: Matt Graham, GM at Acorn TV & Sundance Now FOX’s President of […]

TBI Talks launches London Screenings specials

Ahead of The London Screenings in March, join TBI for a series of genre-focused discussions featuring leading executives from some of the world’s biggest and most innovative streamers, broadcasters and production groups. Across two days, from 1-2 March, TBI will host three special webinars, exploring content requirements and partnership potential across drama, unscripted, and formats, […]