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Kids round-up: ‘Tulipop Tales’ renewed after global sales; Mercury Filmworks appoints COO; Acamar extends Amazon ‘Bing’ partnership

‘Tulipop Tales’ renewed after global sales Icelandic prodco Tulipop Studios has commenced production on further episodes of its 2D animated series Tulipop Tales, following worldwide sales for the existing instalments. Based on a lifestyle brand created by illustrator Signý Kolbeinsdóttir, the first 13 x 7-minute series launched on Icelandic streamer Siminn in February. A new […]

Amazon greenlights four new Nordic versions of Banijay’s ‘The Bridge’ competition format

Amazon’s Prime Video streamer has commissioned four new local versions of Banijay’s reality format The Bridge for the Nordics. Meter Television, Mastiff Norway, Metronome and Endemol Shine Finland will produce the local versions for Prime Video in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland, respectively. All four versions will premiere on 4 November, with The Bridge becoming […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Diving into Amazon’s unique streaming strategy

Amazon has been in the global streaming game for years but it has always trodden a slightly different path to some of its main competitors, particularly regarding localisation, as Omdia’s Ed Ludlow reveals.  Unlike other international streaming services, Amazon Prime Video’s catalogue offerings vary considerably from market to market. Indeed, research powerhouse Omdia has found that just 1.3% of […]

Amazon snags NBCU exec as hiring spree continues

Amazon has appointed NBCUniversal (NBCU) exec Jessica Morganroth as senior content acquisitions manager for its streaming services Prime Video and Freevee. New York-based Morganroth returns to the company following a previous three-month stint in acquisitions for Prime Video in 2018, with the exec having more recently served a two-and-a-half-year tenure as director of content acquisition […]

TBI Weekly: Exploring the stakes in the clash of Rings and Dragons

Once upon a time, two of the world’s biggest media giants both launched prequel drama series as part of popular fantasy franchises within the same two-week span. One of the shows was handed the largest budget of any TV series ever, while the success or failure of the other could have major consequences for a […]

TBI Weekly: Six takeaways from the Edinburgh TV Festival

From snarky remarks around reboots, to a scripted industry in “corrective” mode and Netflix’s attempts to assert itself as the place to be for UK producers, the Edinburgh TV Festival again threw up plenty to talk about. The Edinburgh TV Festival tends to mark the end of the summer for those operating in the UK content industry, but this year’s event […]

Amazon Prime Video orders Dr. Seuss baking show & Leeds United docuseries

Amazon Prime Video has greenlit Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge, a culinary competition show inspired by the works of the US author and cartoonist. The show invites America’s best bakers to step into the world of Dr. Seuss. From The Grinch to The Cat in the Hat, these bakers will use their imaginations to craft creations […]

Amazon orders Dutch version of ‘Modern Love’ drama format

Amazon has commissioned a Dutch version of its drama format Modern Love for Prime Video to debut this winter. The format shows a variety of stories about love and relationships, with each episode based on the popular column from The New York Times. Modern Love Amsterdam will take place in the titular city, at locations […]

Indian streamers driving improved gender representation

Streaming services are driving improved gender representation in India both in front of and behind the camera, according to a new report. The O Womaniya! 2022 study from media consulting firm, Ormax Media and entertainment platform, Film Companion, with support from Amazon Prime Video, was released today. It highlights on-screen and off-screen representation of women, […]

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