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The case for TV and TikTok

TikTok has become one of the most talked-about social media launches of recent years, but producers and broadcasters are still in the dark on how best to navigate it. Manori Ravindran explores the do’s and don’ts for those working with one of the world’s fastest growing apps There’s a justifiable level of bewilderment about one […]

Why the scripted format boom is fuelled by relatable storytelling (Column)

K7 Media insight manager Richard O’Meara breaks down the findings of the consultancy’s latest Tracking The Scripted Giants report, which reveal that the scripted ideas being remade around the world are largely humble, human stories rather than big-budget brainteasers.  The value of a good story has never been greater. With unprecedented competition between broadcasters and […]

Concepts vs. formats: how to tell the difference

K7 Media founder and FRAPA board member Keri Lewis Brown breaks down how to identify a piece of IP as a format versus a concept, and how the formats agency plans to help creators tell the difference in the future.  Remarkably, given that some of the biggest entertainment brands of the past 20 years — Big […]

K7 Media hires head of strategy

International consultancy K7 Media has hired former Modern Times Group exec Girts Licis as head of strategy.  The exec will provide strategic business analysis to K7 Media’s roster of international clients as well as oversee the business’s insights initiative.  Licis began his career in Latvian TV and later established and ran his own production company, […]

Special report: What formats sell where?

In the final instalment of four special reports, international consultancy K7 Media examines the demand for different genres around the world. Whether you’re coming at it from a continental level, or on a country-by-country basis, understanding the format appetites in different territories is key for any producer or distributor looking to expand their reach. Is it […]

Special report: Where do hit formats come from?

In the third of four special reports, international consultancy K7 Media considers how changing technology has shifted the balance of power in format origination. It’s no secret that the last five years have seen some of the greatest disruption in the business of television since the advent of satellite and cable. New platforms proliferate, old […]

Special report: The evolution of ‘powerhouse’ formats

In the second of four special reports, international consultancy K7 Media looks at how top-performing formats have changed with the times. K7 Media’s David Ciaramella reports. In order to examine the trends driving the formats market, K7 Media’s Tracking the Giants report split a group of formats into six distinct categories. The ‘Powerhouse’ formats are those […]

Special report: Breaking down break-out formats

In the first of four special reports for TBI, international consultancy K7 Media identifies the top performing new TV formats set to make waves in the future out of its second annual Tracking the Giants report. K7 Media’s David Ciaramella breaks down the break-out formats.  K7 Media’s Tracking the Giants report – a major statistical […]

“Purposeful” formats, CEE scripted on the rise in 2019

International TV research consultancy K7 Media has unveiled its predictions for 2019, forecasting that Disney+ will lead the direct-to-consumer push while tipping Central and Eastern Europe as the next hot territory for scripted programming. Topping the list is the highly anticipated Disney+ platform, which K7 describes as a “genuine contender” to Netflix and Amazon in […]

From imitation to innovation: East Asian formats are on the rise

K7 Media’s APAC manager Michelle Lin breaks down the shifting life cycles for formats out of Asia, and predicts which territories could next have its moment on the international stage. Japan, without a doubt, is the pioneer in the Asian TV industry as far as format sales are concerned. It is the only Asian country […]