Narcos


Acquired taste: what role does acquisition play in drama?

With original programming more important to networks and services than ever, what role does the acquisition play in drama today? Andy McDonald reports The drama landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. The rise of international SVOD giants like Netflix and Amazon has opened up a world of global taste and helped drive an across-the-board […]

Gaumont hires Miramax exec for senior production role

Narcos producer Gaumont has appointed former Miramax and Shine exec Leslie Belzberg to the position of senior vice president of production. Based in Gaumont’s LA headquarters, Belzberg will handle all facets of day-to-day scripted production for the studio and its projects. She will initially work on Narcos, which is currently in production for season four. […]

In-demand chart: France (March 12-18, 2018)

The new season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones fails to top the lists in France as commonly demanded titles Stranger Things and The Walking Dead lead the pack. Despite a wealth of promotion and a second season launch on March 8, Marvel’s Jessica Jones only reached second place in France’s digital originals demand chart, which was […]

Netflix reveals viewers’ ‘first binges’

Netflix data has revealed the top ten titles most likely to first get viewers to binge on the platform. Netflix defines a binge as completing at least one season of a show within seven days of starting. Analysis focused on members who joined in the past five years. The top three consisted of Breaking Bad, […]

Gaumont hires sales execs as Narcos heads for int’l market

LA-based distributor Gaumont has hired execs from Snap TV and Miramax, news that comes as the firm readies flagship drama Narcos for the international market. Ezequiel Olzanski and Mathilde Rottier (pictured) have joined as VP of Latin American TV distribution and coproduction and VP of US and Canada TV distribution respectively. Next week at Miami […]

In-demand chart: France (October 9-15, 2017)

  This week saw The Walking Dead rise to the top of our latest In-demand chart, this time covering France, due to a crossover event between the show and its companion series Fear the Walking Dead and increasing anticipation over the zombie drama’s eighth season. The event saw the announcement that a character would move between the […]

Who to meet in Cannes: Katie O’Connell Marsh, Platform One Media

Name: Katie O’Connell Marsh; Company: Platform One Media Liberty Global’s push into original content has been one of the more notable narratives in international scripted circles in the past year. Having first entered the original content market through a 50% stake in All3Media, it has now partnered with Texas-based TPG Growth to launch LA-based studio […]

In-demand chart: Europe (Sept 25–Oct 1, 2017)

Star Trek: Discovery has made waves in Europe, coming up top rated across all seven of the countries reviewed in our pre-MIPCOM In-demand special, after launching in the US on CBS All Access and Netflix elsewhere in September. As the first series developed specifically for CBS’s SVOD service, the new Star Trek has gained CBS record […]

In-demand chart: Benelux (July 31-Aug 6, 2017)

In the Benelux region, returning favourites are leading our latest In-demand lists, with digital titles Orange is the New Black and Narcos receiving high demand along with Game of Thrones on the overalls chart. Narcos was placed in the digital top three across Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, as viewers anticipate its third season on […]

Ampere: Netflix budget focused on drama and comedy

More than a third of Netflix’s original content spend to-date has been for drama titles, while nearly a quarter of its spend went on comedy series and stand-up shows. This is according to new estimates by research firm Ampere Analysis, which claims that drama has accounted for 36% of Netflix’s originals budget, comedy for 22% […]

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