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TBI Tech & Analysis: Where US streamers are looking for global originals

Tim Westcott, senior principal analyst, channels and programming at research powerhouse Omdia, explores which countries are proving most attractive as sources of original content for US-based streaming leaders. With the rise of truly global streaming services, content from other countries has never been easier for audiences to access, with many of the market-leading US-based streamers […]

Exclusive: Amazon’s global option deal for Banijay’s ‘Hunted’ revealed

Amazon Prime Video has a global option deal for local remakes of Banijay’s popular adventure reality format Hunted, TBI understands. The agreement effectively provides the streamer with a first-look at producing local versions of the show in countries across its footprint around the world. It is unclear when the deal – which excludes the UK […]

Amazon orders Spanish adaptation of ‘The Great British Bake Off’

Amazon in Spain has ordered a 10-part local adaptation of Love Productions’ format The Great British Bake Off. Celebrity Bake Off España will be produced by local outfit Boxfish TV and feature 12 contestants as they attempt to impress judges with their cakes and pastries. The 10 x 50-minute show is being exec produced by […]

News round-up: Acorn TV lands on Prime in Spain; Boat Rocker shops Covid doc

Acorn TV lands on Prime in Spain AMC Networks’ British content streamer Acorn TV has launched in Spain on Amazon Prime Video. The €3.99 per month SVOD is available on the service as an add-on subscription, and offers a wide range of content from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Canada, in both […]

Netflix & Disney+ Hotstar account for 78% of SVOD revenues in India, after surge in subs

Netflix and Disney+ Hotstar accounted for 50% of all SVOD subscribers in India in 2020 and almost 80% of subscription revenues in the country, according to data revealed today. The findings, which come from Omdia’s latest 2021 Online Video Market and Consumer Trends Report, found that online video subscriptions revenue grew by 142% in India […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Plotting the next moves for pay TV & SVOD

  SVOD services boomed in 2020 as locked down viewers turned to on-demand viewing for entertainment, yet despite the proliferation of streamers, pay TV is set to remain the major revenue source in the coming years, writes Stuart Thomson. All growth in pay video in the next five years will come from streaming services but pay TV […]

Netflix & Amazon should share viewing data & BBC licence fee should remain, say UK lawmakers

Streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon should be legally required to provide viewing data for British-made shows to UK broadcasters and the country’s media regulator Ofcom, according to a group of UK lawmakers. The British Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMSC), has said that UK broadcasters including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 […]

Drama round-up: Amazon acquires ‘Bahnhof Zoo’ amid raft of sales; BBC’s ‘Uncle’ gets South Korean remake; VRT & ARTE check ‘Lost Luggage’

Amazon acquires ‘Bahnhof Zoo’ amid raft of sales Amazon Prime Video has acquired coming-of-age drama series We Children From Bahnhof Zoo for streaming in a number of territories, as part of a raft of distribution deals struck by Fremantle. The Constantin Television and Amazon Studios production, co-produced by Wilma Film in the Czech Republic and […]

Amazon seeks new head of UK originals

Amazon Studios Europe is looking to hire a new head of UK originals, reporting into Georgia Brown, whose remit has been expanded. The new hire will work with Brown, who joined Amazon Studios as head of European originals from Fremantle in 2017, and will oversee a team developing and commissioning a slate of scripted and […]

Amazon Prime Video takes ‘Leonardo’ UK & Ireland rights

Amazon Prime Video has taken exclusive UK and Ireland rights to Leonardo, a new drama based on the life of Leonardo da Vinci. The eight-part series was created by Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, The Man In The High Castle) and Steve Thompson (Sherlock, Doctor Who), with Dan Percival (Death Comes to Pemberley) and Alexis Sweet […]

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