TBI Fireside Chat with Vuulr’s Ian Mckee – The Democratisation of Content

Vuulr CEO & founder Ian Mckee joins TBI editor Richard Middleton to discuss how the digital marketplace is enabling buyers to find a wider selection of content and sellers to uncover new markets for their shows.

Mckee also reveals the countries that have been quickest to adopt digital distribution, as well as how the service is making the acquisition process more efficient for the biggest and the most boutique distributors.

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TBI Interview: Monica Levy, Head of International Sales, Federation Kids and Family

Federation Kids and Family’s international sales chief Monica Levy tells Richard Middleton how the French company is navigating the fast-changing TV landscape and outlines why shows such as ‘Find Me In Paris’ have been such a success. She also details how Federation is working with partners on new projects, including live-action series, and discusses ‘The Star of Andra and Tati’, an animated special that tells the true story of two sisters who were deported to Auschwitz as children.

Content Innovation Awards 2019

Endemol Shine Group, Sky and Kew Media were among the stand-out winners at this year’s Content Innovation Awards, which took place during a lavish ceremony prior to MIPCOM in Cannes.

At a packed event at the Majestic Hotel, Sky’s epic series Chernobyl beat off finalists including Benedict Cumberbatch-starring Patrick Melrose and Bavaria Fiction’s Das Boot to take home the coveted Best Debut Drama Series prize.

The awards, which are now into their fifth year, also saw Endemol Shine take home the Entertainment Format of the Year trophy for its culinary veteran MasterChef, while the Best Documentary Series prize was won by Kew Media Distribution for Leaving Neverland, about the two men who alleged they were sexually abused by pop icon Michael Jackson.

Watch video highlights from the event and find out the full list of winners here:

TBI Interview: Sophie Ferron, President, Media Ranch

Media Ranch president Sophie Ferron discusses the Montreal-based producer-distributor’s top formats, including divorce show The Expert, as well as her ambitions for a more IP-driven and global-facing future. Ferron also outlines plans for a new formats incubator out of Quebec, and how Media Ranch is thriving in a shifting Canadian media landscape.

Watch the trailers:

The Expert

The Judas

The Vault

TBI Interview: Matthew Frank, CEO, TRX

As distributors face the challenge of servicing more and more broadcasters than ever before, Jesse Whittock interviews TRX CEO Matthew Frank to understand how this innovative technology is creating efficiencies in the distribution market, making TV rights deals faster and more efficient than ever before.