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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 […]

Amazon expands Lat Am originals with ‘Porno Y Helado’ greenlight in Argentina

Amazon Studios has expanded its Lat Am originals by greenlighting Argentinean scripted series Porno Y Helado. The 8 x 30-minute drama has been created, written and directed by Martin Piroyansky, who also stars as the series lead, while Lucas Vivo García Lagos’s Navajo Films produces in collaboration with Buenos Aires-based Claxson and Salado. The story […]

Banijay rejigs NL Film execs after Kaja Wolffers moves to Amazon Prime

Banijay’s Dutch production outfit NL Film has appointed a new senior management team, following creative director Kaja Wolffers’ move to become head of content at Amazon Prime in the Benelux. Sabine Brian has been promoted to become MD of NL Film, while director Diederik van Rooijen has been named creative director. Brian was previously a […]