INTV 2019


Channel 4: Jackson doc on track to be most streamed show

Dan Reed’s Leaving Neverland doc about Michael Jackson is on track to become Channel 4’s biggest streamed or downloaded show, according to CEO Alex Mahon. Speaking at Keshet’s INTV conference in Jerusalem on Tuesday (12 March), Mahon said that the film has been a “huge commercial success” for the broadcaster. Originally commissioned out of C4, […]

Exclusive: CBS All Access to begin piloting shows, eyes comedy and docs expansion

CBS All Access will expand from its straight-to-series model later this year, with plans in place to begin piloting content for the first time, TBI can reveal. Julie McNamara, EVP of original content for the US broadcaster’s five-year-old streaming service, tells TBI that the business is “looking at unscripted and looking at building out comedy […]

Amazon gets European exec teams in place as it “bulks up” unscripted

Amazon is staffing up across Europe with commissioning and business affairs teams in major markets, while “bulking up” unscripted efforts as it looks for more reality and documentary fare out of the UK and Spain. Georgia Brown, director of European originals at Amazon, said the business is going through a “heavy period of investment” as […]

Netflix: Humans, not machines, greenlight our shows

Netflix exec Cindy Holland has said it is “humans” and not machines making commissioning decisions and that the SVOD is judicious about evaluating viewership following a programme launch. The 17-year Netflix exec, who serves as VP of original content, said that while the business “doesn’t have to think” about ratings to the extent of networks, […]