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Exclusive: Streamers push back as European Commission explores origins of EU content

Netflix, HBO Max and other streamers operating across Europe could see their content quotas being overhauled after the European Commission (EC) began preparatory moves to explore what constitutes ‘European’ programming, TBI has learned. Regulations first proposed in 2018 and enacted last year mean streamers must ensure a minimum of 30% of TV series and films […]

Exclusive: CEE pay-TV revenues & subs to out-perform online video for next five years

Pay-TV revenues and subscriber numbers will continue to exceed those for online services in CEE over the next five years, according to research powerhouse Omdia. The findings were shared today in a presentation at NEM Zagreb by Omdia’s senior research director for media & entertainment, Maria Rua Aguete, who revealed that pay-TV revenue is predicted […]

Int’l producers explore European coproduction regulation as model’s popularity soars

Global coproductions will become increasingly important as streamers and broadcasters find budgets squeezed but pan-European regulation could help to ease the process, according to leading execs here at NEM Zagreb. Danna Stern, the former MD of Fauda producer Yes Studios, said that combining budgets had become a vital method for the global industry, not just […]

‘Leonardo’ creator Frank Spotnitz urges creative freedom and co-operation

Leonardo creator Frank Spotnitz has said the formation of European commissioning club The Alliance is a sign that broadcasters understand the threat they face from streamers and has urged them to offer more freedom to creatives. Spotnitz, who co-created and exec produced Ransom for CBS, is behind The Alliance’s big budget drama Leonardo, which stars […]

Exclusive: Polish pubcaster TVP launches international co-production push

Polish public broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP) has launched an international co-production division and is looking for formats to remake as well as partners for  domestic shows that can work globally. TVP is Poland’s largest domestic TV network, with an array of regional networks and 13 national channels including flagships TVP1 and TVP2, which both offer […]