TBI Weekly


TBI Weekly: Facebook arrives as Disney goes OTT

Major developments in the subscription VOD space have proven the big talking points of the past week, with Disney, Facebook, Netflix and CBS all making bold statements.   Facebook the one to Watch Just as Facebook’s domination of the social media market continues to grow, so has the speculation over what the US tech giant […]

TBI Weekly: Discovery realises Scripps dream

Discovery Communications’ US$14.6 billion takeover of US rival Scripps was the big TV news of the last seven days. Discovery buys Scripps   It had been known that Scripps Networks Interactive had been seeking a buyer for a while, and Discovery and Viacom had emerged as its two suitors. Discovery always seemed the best fit […]

TBI Weekly: UK kids TV shake-up

Kids television has been on the agenda this week as the industry gears up for Cartoon Forum and MIPJunior. Kids shake-ups galore News broke that Kay Benbow would leave the children’s division of pubcaster BBC as part of a major team shake-up. Cheryl Taylor will now lead the team in a newly created role of […]

TBI weekly round up: Torode doc, Clones deal

TBI’s latest news round-up takes a look over some of the biggest deals, hires and partnerships this week (June 26-30, 2017).   Pre-sales for UKTV’s John Torode doc National Geographic Channels Asia and Foxtel in Asia have pre-bought UKTV’s upcoming food series John Torode’s Asia. Pay TV service Foxtel will play the series on its Lifestyle […]

TBI weekly round-up: Diana doc, Silverman’s Jamaican drama

TBI’s latest news round-up takes a look over some of the biggest deals, hires and partnerships this week (June 19-23, 2017). Drive’s Diana doc delivers deals This year marks the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s tragic death and prodcos and distributors worldwide have taken notice. There have been a range of recent deals for shows around […]

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