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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, […]

HBO rejigs drama team as Game of Thrones exec exits

HBO drama co-head David Levine has departed the cable channel after 10 years, leaving fellow EVP Francesca Orsi to run the department. Levine, who oversaw such series as Westworld, True Detective and Game of Thrones, is to return to producing. The exec recently oversaw development on The Outsider, The Nevers, Demimonde and the Game of Thrones […]

INTV: C4 is keeping up with Facebook – CEO

Channel 4 now has 15 million registered All4 users and can compete with the likes of YouTube and Facebook in terms of online video viewing and ad revenues, David Abraham told delegates at the ongoing INTV conference in Israel. The UK broadcaster’s CEO told TBI that as it focuses on digital this year it plans […]

Hugh Laurie, Night Manager team confirmed for INTV

Hugh Laurie and several of the team behind The Night Manager will give a keynote address at the upcoming INTV event. Laurie will be joined by Susanne Bier and Stephen Garrett, and give the closing keynote at the conference in the wake of the success of the BBC-AMC thriller. INTV is being held Jerusalem, Israel […]