Downtown Abbey

TBI Weekly: Netflix expansion lies in local productions

This week, Netflix has revealed the extent of its local production ambitions while showing that it continues to deliver stellar results, most recently reaching 125m subscribers and growing its first quarter revenue by 43% year-on-year. As the streamer announced its quarterly results on Monday, it quickly became apparent that an expansion of its local language […]

ITV Studios moves UK broadcaster into the international spotlight

ITV has been the most active TV company in the M&A space in recent times. The UK broadcaster’s content arm has been driving that, buying production companies in the US, UK and Scandinavia. Its boss, Kevin Lygo, tells Stewart Clarke about his goals for ITVS and that its buying spree will continue. Soon after joining […]

Amazon nets online rights to Downton Abbey

Amazon has inked a deal that gives it exclusive streaming rights to period drama Downton Abbey. The first two series of the drama, which is made by NBC Universal’s Carnival Films, are the most-watched TV shows on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service. It has now inked a deal with PBS Distribution and taken exclusive US […]