TBI Tech & Analysis: How linear’s light is fading amid on demand boom

Viewing habits around the world are changing fast as eyeballs shift from linear programming on TV’s to on demand content online. In an exclusive US-focused excerpt from their latest report, Omdia analysts Rob Moyser, Adam Thomas and Samuel Nkwam explore what’s behind the shift. Omdia’s annual Cross-Platform Viewing Time Report analyses TV and video consumption […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Behind the changing fortunes of US pay-TV & streaming key players

As North America’s pay-TV & streaming landscape continues to shift, Sarah Henschel, principal analyst at Omdia, explores the changing fortunes of some of the key players in the region. In 2022, online subscription revenue reached $39.2bn in North America, up 23% YoY. Online channel revenue in the US is dominated by Netflix, which accounted for […]

Endeavor invests in Rebecca Quinn & Jennifer O’Connell’s Velvet Hammer

US entertainment group Endeavor has taken a minority stake in LA-based Velvet Hammer Media (VHM), the unscripted firm launched by former HBO Max execs Jennifer O’Connell and Rebecca Quinn earlier this year. This latest investment by Endeavor comes as the firm looks to further expand its unscripted footprint, having acquired Asylum Entertainment Group – the parent company […]

TF1 in France & Vox in Germany remake HBO Max dating format ‘My Mum, Your Dad’

TF1 in France and Vox in Germany have greenlit local remakes of HBO Max’s dating format My Mum, Your Dad. The show, which was created by father-daughter duo Greg Daniels and Haley Daniels with ITV America’s ITV Entertainment, is being produced by ITV Studios France and ITV Studios Germany in their respective markets. The format […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Making sense of North America’s pay-TV & streaming landscape

North America’s pay-TV & streaming landscape is shifting fast. Sarah Henschel, principal analyst at Omdia, puts recent events into context and outlines four key trends to watch. Over the past two years, direct-to-consumer services in North America have grown significantly. With so many “must have” streaming services saturating the market, consumers began exhibiting “churn and […]

Unpacking the serious intent behind CEE drama’s global push

Central and Eastern Europe’s scripted industry has faced a turbulent 12 months, with HBO Max cutting commissioning and SkyShowtime entering the region. Richard Middleton finds out what’s next When news broke earlier this year that SkyShowtime was preparing to launch its first Polish original in June, producers may well have raised an eyebrow or two. […]

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