Mike Wald

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 – part V

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 reveals why, where and how the genre is evolving, tackling the big issues with anecdotal evidence and data gathered from the world’s top scripted executives. Lights… camera… action! How has binge viewing changed the market for drama?   With global services to feed, the search for universal drama stories has […]

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 – part I

Drama’s prolonged period in the sun doesn’t seem like ending any time soon. In fact, it feels like it might go on longer than anyone could have predicted. In the US, there are near-on 70 cable channels commissioning shows, while Europe has seen an explosion of free and pay TV channels and producers coming together […]

Exporting in Asia

ATF is the biggest TV market in Asia. Ahead of the trip to Singapore, TBI checks in with some of the distributors and execs attending for the first time, and finds out what some of the regular attendees are expecting from the market this year The Asian TV Forum & Market (ATF) is the pre-eminent […]

Sony restructures management team

Sony Pictures Television has made several changes to its senior management team. The changes were announced on the same day that SPT boss Steve Mosko was upped from president to chairman to cover SPT’s business in the EMEA region, Asia and Canada. Mike Wald, executive VP, international distribution, will return to LA from London. From […]

Orange and Sony strike content deal

French pay TV operator Orange has inked a volume deal with Hollywood studio Sony Pictures Television. The deal, between SPT and OCS gives the French package of pay TV channels SPT-distributed series including Amazon Prime Instant Video hit Transparent and another show from the streaming service, Mozart in the Jungle (below right). OCS also gets […]

Sony names Munnich replacement for UK

Sony Pictures Television has appointed a replacement for Kylie Munnich, who recently joined Sky Vision as director of drama. Mark Young will move across from SPT’s Australia and New Zealand business to become senior VP, distribution, UK, Africa and Ireland. Based in London, he will manage all distribution activity in the three territories, reporting to […]

Channel 4 welcomes ABC’s Goldbergs

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has bought The Goldbergs, which is one of the rare successful network comedies of recent years. Channel 4’s youth-skewed channel E4 will run season one of the show early next year following the deal with distributor Sony Pictures Television. This comes soon after Channel 4 bought another SPT comedy, freshman series […]