K7 Media


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 […]

Twofour appoints sales exec Tom Burton

Twofour Rights has expanded its team with the appointment of Tom Burton as sales executive. Burton will be responsible for distributing Twofour Group’s formats and finished programming catalogue to broadcasters across French and English-speaking Canada and the Middle East. Previously Burton worked with Twofour across various productions for the group, before starting his career in […]

Featuring at the Forum

We asked Asian television experts headed for Singapore’s Asia TV Forum & Market about the key issues affecting the region’s business TBI: How is subscription VOD and digital content in general affecting the Asian market? Recent data suggests it will soon overtake North America as the most significant region for SVOD. Krishnan Rajagopalan, founder of […]

K7 Media heads to China via Houghton Street

Research consultancy K7 Media has expanded its services into the Chinese market as it looks to provide global TV trends data to Chinese production company Houghton Street Media. Houghton specialises in developing and producing original prime time shows and has previously brought The Gadget Show to China. The Beiijing and Shanghai-based company will now tap […]