Exclusive: Netflix, Apple circle tech-led kids programming

Netflix and Apple are circling tech-led children’s programming, and are believed to be eyeing a hybrid live-action animation show that personalises cartoons for children. TBI understands that the SVOD giants have been eyeing a Belgian producer Contentinuum’s PaperMan and Machegirl Smash The Holograms – a project that was recently pitched at last week’s Cartoon Forum in Toulouse, […]

Limonero, Scorpion strike deals with Netflix, Nat Geo

UK distributor Limonero Films has struck a raft of deals for HIV documentary Lovesick, including BBC Arabic, German channel Planete and Netflix.  The streaming giant has picked up the film (1 x 74 minutes; 1 x 52 minutes), which tells the story of the trailblazing doctor who discovered HIV in India, for Southeast Asia and […]

Netflix partners with Daredevil showrunner for Brazilian original

Netflix has partnered with the showrunner behind Marvel’s Daredevil, Douglas Petrie, for new Brazilian original, Spectros. Petrie, the acclaimed writer and director of titles such as Buffy – The Vampire Slayer, will partner with Brazilian prodco Moonshot Pictures in the upcoming eight-episode series. Production on the project begins in November, with a global debut date […]

Netflix picks up BBC1 thriller Bodyguard

Netflix has picked up World Productions’ BBC1 drama Bodyguard. The streaming giant, which boarded the Richard Madden-fronted thriller at script stage, will release the drama around the world, except for the UK, Ireland and China, following a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The drama, which is created and written by Jed Mercurio, follows a […]

Netflix adds Axel Springer CEO to board

Netflix has appointed Mathias Döpfner, chairman and CEO of Axel Springer SE, to its board of directors. At Axel Springer, based in Berlin, Döpfner leads the European digital publishing house, with brands including Bild, Die Welt, Business Insider and Politico Europe. Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, noted in a statement that Döpfner’s knowledge of digital media […]

Netflix and HBO tie up for Emmy wins

HBO and Netflix reached a tie with 23 wins each during the 70th annual primtetime Emmys, which took place last night. Netflix surpassed HBO for the first time in Emmy nominations this July, but when it came to the crunch the two entertainment powerhouses reached a draw in award wins. Game of Thrones came up […]

Netflix orders Korean original My First First Love

Netflix is adding another Korean original to its platform, this time the eight-part romance title My First First Love. My First First Love will go into production this year and be available on Netflix globally in 2019. It tells the story of college students and their experience of first love as they meet new friends. […]

Netflix now has 50 local partners and growing

Netflix now has more than 50 local partners in 25 countries, with the SVOD giant committed to doing more deals in order to drive further growth and promote ease of use for the viewer. These were a couple of points raised by Maria Ferreras, Netflix’s vice-president of business development for Europe, the Middle East and […]

BBC’s Tony Hall: FAANG needs regulation

BBC director general Tony Hall is calling for the taxation and regulation of “global giants” in order to equal the playing field for traditional broadcasters. The exec, who will speak at the RTS Conference in London on Tuesday (18 September), will note that “Britain needs to do more to support the broader PSB ecology.” “It […]

La Casa de SVOD: The new alliances between Spanish players and streamers

Spain’s drama boom continues, generating once unimaginable alliances between global SVOD platforms and the biggest local players, as they extend their race to tap Spanish creative talent in an exclusive way. Emiliano de Pablos reports the latest Spanish TV trends after Conecta Fiction 2018. In the linear TV era, not too long ago, Spanish TV […]

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