Game of Thrones


TBI Weekly: Is it the end of HBO as we know it?

John Stankey’s bid to “alter and change” HBO’s direction got people talking this week. Is this the end of the boutique operation as we know it? While talking to staffers on the impact the network’s recent merger with AT&T would have, he said the outfit would have to get “bigger and broader”. Despite never uttering […]

Amazon inks first-look deal with Game of Thrones producer

Game of Thrones co-executive producer Vince Gerardis has signed a first-look deal with Amazon Studios. With the hire, the studio will gain access to Gerardis’ intellectual property library from science fiction and fantasy authors such as Robert Silberberg and David Brin. Gerardis has a history of packaging and selling TV projects based on literary titles. […]

In-demand: UK (June 4-10, 2018)

Record-breaking format Love Island has taken the UK by storm this week becoming the most demanded show by far, according to Parrot Analytics data. ITV had already revealed that the format’s season four premiere had broken records, peaking with 3.4 million viewers and a 16.4% market share on its ITV2 channel. Parrot Data now shows […]

In-demand: Greece (April 24-30, 2018)

New season starters are high priority for Greek audiences this week, as titles to have started, or set to start, a new season dominate the country’s digitals list. The Sense8 finale is set to arrive June 8 on Netflix and comes second in the Greek digitals list. It is topped by the ever-popular Stranger Things, […]

UK’s high-end drama boom leads to £2.6m in levy funds

The UK’s booming production schedule in television drama saw a record £2.6 ($3.63) million paid in contributions to the High-end TV (HETV) Levy fund last year, according to UK body Creative Skillset. Over 100 high-end productions including Game of Thrones, Poldark, Luther, Derry Girls, The Durrells, Black Mirror, Shetland, Call the Midwife and Peaky Blinders, made the payments […]

In-demand chart: Austria (April 9 – 15, 2018)

German language titles dominate for Austria’s weekly charts, which feature shows from Germany’s Next Top Model to Sturm Der Liebe. Austrian audiences appear to be traditionalists when it comes to this week’s lists. In the overall charts, German language titles Top Model, Deutschland Sucht Den Superstar, Berlin – Tag & Nacht and Sturm Der Liebe […]

In-demand chart: Finland (March 26-April 1, 2018)

Digital newbies make an impact in Finland this week, as new episodes of Santa Clarita Diet, Voltron: Legendary Defender and Marvel’s Jessica Jones arrive on the top lists. For the top ten digital originals list, Netflix had three titles with new episodes including Santa Clarita Diet, Voltron and Jessica Jones, making them the fifth, sixth […]

In-demand chart: Turkey (February 12-18, 2018)

Turkey’s latest weekly demand data shows a preference for non-digital original series such as The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. The Walking Dead (TWD), which took the top spot, received over three times the demand expressions than digital original Stranger Things did in the overalls list. TWD received over 16 million demand expressions, while Stranger […]

Amazon usurps Hulu Japan as exclusive HBO home

Amazon Prime Video’s Japanese wing has struck a deal to bring major HBO titles such as Game of Thrones (pictured) and Westworld to the SVOD service. The HBO shows will be made available through Amazon Japan from April 1, with its catalogue launching immediately and other series joining six months after their premieres in Japan. […]

TV production spend jumps to £938m in the UK – BFI

Total UK production spend for high-end television programmes reached £938 million (US$1.33 billion) in 2017, the highest amount yet according to BFI research. The latest figure is an increase of 9% from UK spend in 2016, which arrived at £861 million. A combination of inward spend, the case where titles are substantially financed and controlled […]

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