TBI Weekly

TBI Weekly: What attending a post-Covid event feels like

NEM Dubrovnik offered another indicator that the face-to-face events circuit is beginning to spark back into life, helped by some stunning views from the market floor. But what is attending a post-Covid event actually like? Tatjana Kostovski of UK-based sales and financing firm BossaNova, reflects on her experience. When the opportunity came along to attend […]

TBI Weekly: What we learned from SeriesMania in Lille

SeriesMania in France wrapped yesterday following a three-day Forum that welcomed drama professionals from across Europe and beyond. TBI reflects on the event’s key takeaways and considers how the numbers stacked up as physical events begin to return. In many ways, the TV industry has adapted incredibly well to the pandemic, with productions juggling protocols […]

TBI Weekly: Six takeaways from Edinburgh TV Festival 2021

The 2021 Edinburgh TV Festival again made headlines this week, with US-based streamers using the online event to highlight their European intentions, while the ongoing debate over the future of Channel 4 provided plenty of fodder for conversations of a more domestic nature. Among the most noteworthy commissions to be revealed was Nautilus for Disney+, […]

TBI Weekly: Forging a fresh path in the epic fantasy boom

With a slew of new epic fantasy shows on the horizon, Britannia exec James Richardson tells TBI’s Mark Layton how the series has carved its own niche in the increasingly crowded genre, ahead of the show’s UK return next week. A high-end epic fantasy heyday may soon be upon us, with streamers and broadcasters investing […]

TBI Weekly: Delivering an alternative approach to the tragedy of 9/11

As the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks approach, Lucie Ridout, executive producer at UK-based Arrow Pictures, reveals the behind-the-scenes challenges of bringing a fresh and representative exploration of the tragedy to screen.  The terror attacks on 9/11, the most shocking event in many people’s lifetimes, have led to many high-quality documentaries and, as […]

TBI Weekly: How streamers slow flow of cash could hit creativity

Streamers might be the reason behind the booming global demand for content, but paying for programming across the lifetime of a license can cause potential challenges for producers and distributors, as highlighted in ITV Studios’ results last week. Wayne Marc Godfrey, founder & CEO at Purely Capital, tells TBI about the OTT payment model’s impact […]

TBI Weekly: Five ways the pandemic has affected change

The pandemic has forced the industry to pivot and adapt like never before, with innumerable lessons being learned along the way. Daniel Oron, co-founder at Canada’s Go Button Media, reflects on five experiences over the past 18 months that will remain with him as the industry slowly emerges to some sort of normality. Hitchcock wasn’t […]

TBI Weekly: Why Netflix’s next growth phase isn’t all about subscriber numbers

Netflix’s quarterly results released earlier this week underlined that the world’s biggest streamer is all but done growing in North America. But there’s another narrative at play, writes Richard Middleton. On the face of it, losing 430,000 subscribers in a single region over three months might seem to be a rather big deal for a […]

TBI Weekly: What next for France’s scripted industry?

French drama festival Série Series returned to the Fontainebleau recently, marking for many execs their first physical event for more than a year. Marie-Agnès Bruneau reports on what for some was an emotional occasion and explores what lies in store for the French scripted industry after a tumultuous period. Série Series became one of the […]

TBI Weekly: What the UK’s kids commissioners want & why

As the Children’s Media Conference comes to a close, TBI’s deputy editor Mark Layton hears from bosses at Netflix, the BBC, Sky and others to find out what’s on their programming wishlists. Kids and youth TV is in demand like never before, as global streamers vie with broadcasters for eye-catching content to differentiate their offerings. […]