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Telcos & Netflix disrupting business models amid scripted evolution

Telcos and Netflix are disrupting scripted production models and the dominance of US studios, with the global streamer increasingly open to more flexible rights deals, according to speakers here at NEM Dubrovnik. Netflix has been hit by declining subscriber numbers, followed by a 68% decline in its share price this year to date, but the […]

The CW, Globo & Movistar Plus buy BBCS docs

US network The CW, Globo in Brazil and Spain’s Movistar Plus+ are among buyers of documentaries from BBC Studios, as the distributor’s virtual Showcase event wraps its week-long run. A Life In Ten Pictures, which re-examines the lives of six famous faces from the recent past through the photographs that have come to define them, […]

Telefónica aims to be ‘top Spanish-language TV producer’

Telefónica España CEO Luis Miguel Gilpérez has said that the telco aims to be the biggest global producer of original TV content in Spanish globally and that original TV content – combined with connectivity – will be key to driving the next phase of growth in the pay TV market. Gilpérez’s comments were made as […]

Telcos target TV

Telecoms operators are increasingly looking to TV to drive new subs, increase customer loyalty and create a new revenue stream. Mark Newman, consultant and former chief research officer at Ovum, looks at which operator is doing what and where… and why. Hong Kong’s PCCW is beginning to feel more like a television company than a […]

Telefonica’s Movistar ramping up pay TV originals

Spanish telco Telefonica is ramping up its original local output on its Movistar Plus pay TV service, as it seeks to beat off competition from the likes of HBO and Netflix. In an exclusive interview with TBI Scripted, Movistar Plus original production director Domingo Corral said the service aims to join the ranks of the […]