TBI Formats: Delivering expectations on ‘The Masked Singer’

Bandicoot co-founders Derek McLean and Daniel Nettleton reflect on the pressures and challenges of remaking hit singing format The Masked Singer, which debuted on ITV earlier this year As a TV territory, the UK rightly prides itself on originality – and importing formats isn’t something we do all the time. So when it came to […]

NATPE deal round up: TCB Media, Cineflix, Drive, Kew Media, All3Media, Keshet and more

Distributors including TCB Media Rights, Cineflix Rights, Drive, Kew Media, All3Media International, Keshet International, GRB Studios and ZEEL have announced a string of Latin American deals ahead of this week’s NATPE programme market in Miami. TCB Media Rights sells 130 hours of programming to Latin America TCB Media Rights has closed deals totalling 130 plus […]

Embracing an alternative New Year’s resolution

In this month’s Well-being column, former BBC Studios exec and corporate wellness coach Tracy Forsyth discusses an alternative approach to New Year’s resolutions. When I was a VP in a corporate role, I got some 360-degree feedback. It was mostly extremely positive, but one comment read: “Tracy can be abrupt and I find her direct […]

TBI Weekly: The decade ahead

TBI has spoken to an array of leading execs from around the world to get their take on how the TV business is changing and what their businesses are doing about it. From streaming and short-form to distribution and development, we delve into the major trends affecting the content business right now and explore how […]

Exclusive: Kim Moses forms prodco with ‘Grand Theft Auto’ exec, develops with Apple TV+

US-based exec producer Kim Moses (Conviction, Gone) has launched a tech-skewing production company with J Moses, the video game entrepreneur who commissioned Grand Theft Auto. Opt In Studios will produce premium scripted fare and is focused on using technology to create programming that allows streamers and other platforms to develop deeper relationships with customers. LA-based […]

TBI Weekly: Five takeaways from NEM Zagreb

From Netflix’s treatment of non-English language dramas to the potential problem of over-production in the Nordics, the topics at NEM Zagreb this week were many and varied. TBI picks out five trends which emerged from the array of international producers, distributors and broadcasters in Croatia this week. Diluting the brand Scripted product out of the […]

Lego goes OTT with new streaming service

Children’s toy brand Lego has partnered up with multi-platform video distribution company Future Today to launch a streaming service. The Lego Channel is a free content app aimed at kids that will be available across all major OTT streaming platforms including Roku, Fire TV and Apple TV. It will feature more than 1,000 videos, which […]

Exclusive: HBO Max talks up European roll-out, co-pros and female-skewing originals

WarnerMedia’s HBO Max is planning to “quickly and aggressively” expand into the streaming game, with execs outlining European launch plans and a focus on securing more female-skewing content aimed at a Gen Z demographic. HBO Max has already revealed star-studded content offerings from high-profile talent such as Mindy Kaling and Greg Berlanti, as well as […]

Exclusive: Former Viacom UK boss James Currell sets up business advisory group

Months after leaving Viacom, former UK boss James Currell has set up a chartered accountancy and business advisory group. Based out of London, TBI understands that the new firm, Currells, will focus on providing finance support to small businesses in all sectors, including tax, accounting and finance director services. The new venture will also look […]

Irish, Spanish fund Netshow Capital launches $33m investment scheme

An Irish and Spanish investment group has launched a €30m ($33m) fund that will be used to back the production of high-budget TV series with international appeal. Netshow Capital is described as an “Irish investment vehicle specialised in audiovisual production of television series and their monetisation,” with a focus on series for streaming platforms and […]

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