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Netflix plays down China deal

Netflix has confirmed its first ever licensing deal in China, days after company reps confirmed it to trade press at the Apos summit in Bali. The US streaming service said its expectations from the China agreement were ‘modest’, clarified that it only a limited range of its programmes will be available, and noted the regulatory […]

Netflix, E4 prep for The End of the F***ing World

Streaming service Netflix and UK youth-skewed network E4 have co-commissioned a dark comedy-drama about a twisted road trip. The End of the F***ing World is based on comic books from Charles Forsman, and follows the confusing lives of two teen outsiders (Alex Lawther and Jessica Barden). Channel 4 commissioning editor Roberto Troni described the series’ […]

INTV: C4 is keeping up with Facebook – CEO

Channel 4 now has 15 million registered All4 users and can compete with the likes of YouTube and Facebook in terms of online video viewing and ad revenues, David Abraham told delegates at the ongoing INTV conference in Israel. The UK broadcaster’s CEO told TBI that as it focuses on digital this year it plans […]

In-demand chart: Turkey (February 12-17, 2017)

Our latest chart proves one thing: linear TV drives demand in Turkey. While the average demand expression in many territories sees similar levels between linear and digital originals, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and local series such as İçerde are far more in demand that anything Netflix and Amazon can muster. Not one digitally-produced […]

Netflix lifts the lid on viewing trends

Netflix says it has identified a new trend among its members whereby they integrate movies into their series binge watching. The US streaming service redefined and gave new life to the term ‘binge watching’ and has now lifted the lid on how its customers weave features into those bingeing habits. Netflix identified the trend by […]

In demand chart: Netflix’s Gilmore Girls leads Amazon’s Grand Tour

Netflix’s reboot of US comedy series the Gilmore Girls is leading the pack in Germany, some distance ahead of Amazon’s biggest ever commissioned series, The Grand Tour, our latest In Demand charts reveal. The latest exclusive data set from influential analytics firm Parrot,covering November 27 – December 3, reveals the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the […]

In-demand chart: Iberia (November 13-19, 2016)

Perhaps it’s indicative of a wider global narrative, but dystopian drama is the top genre in Iberia. The Walking Dead’s grim survival tale tops the overall charts in Spain and Portugal, while Charlie Brooker’s futuristic anti-fables in Black Mirror are the winning digital originals. The Walking Dead’s status as the most-watched US cable series is […]

In-demand chart: Europe (Oct 30-Nov 5, 2016)

There’s no debating: The Walking Dead rules supreme across Europe. Four of our five charts show it out ahead of the competition, with only new Sky original The Young Pope breaking the trend in Italy (hardly surprisingly considering the Jude Law series was conceived and produced in the territory). Below we look in-depth at the charts […]

Netflix sets sights on more British originals

Netflix is set to ramp up its British production efforts, with co-production deals in place with the three main UK terrestrial broadcasters. Speaking at the RTS London Conference yesterday, Netflix’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, said that Netflix had already had global success with the UK shows it has licensed for its service and claimed […]

Smokey Robinson brings Motown toon to Netflix

Legendary musician Smokey Robinson and Netflix are working up an animated series featuring Motown hits from the likes of The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. Netflix, Robinson, Josh Wakely’s Australia- and US-based prodco Grace: A Storytelling Company and Sydney-based Beyond International’s Beyond Screen Productions have come together for the currently untitled toon. Netflix […]