Netflix discovers Diagnosis doc series from trio

Netflix has commissioned a new documentary series from Scott Rudin Productions, Lightbox and The New York Times. The eight-part series is inspired by The New York Times Magazine’s long-running and popular column, Diagnosis, written by Dr. Lisa Sanders. Diagnosis (WT) will follow patients with mysterious illnesses and join them on an emotionally charged journey to […]

TBI Weekly: Everyone’s looking at toons for grown-ups

This week, Hulu’s deal with Nick Weidenfeld, the former Adult Swim head of development, shows the increasing appetite networks are demonstrating towards adult toons. There has been a buzz at the start of this year around toons for grown-ups as every major SVOD platform has picked up at least one new series. Netflix kicked off […]

RTVE and commercial rivals launch OTT platform to test SVOD

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE and commercial broadcasters Atresmedia and Mediaset plan to launch a joint OTT TV platform that could see them compete with the likes of Netflix, Movistar+, HBO and Sky in the Spanish market. The three broadcasters initially plan to launch an interactive TV platform, based on the HbbTV connected television standard, that […]

SVOD uptake hammering pay TV – IHS

The uptake of subscription video services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video was three times that of pay TV services last year, according to IHS Markit. The research firm said that while digital pay TV subscriptions grew on a global basis, in Western Europe there were eight new over-the-top (OTT) video subscriptions for every […]

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 […]

Nordic SVOD penetration ‘outperforming’ other markets

SVOD has grown its share of overall subscription video expenditure in the Nordic markets over the past year, with SVOD penetration outperforming other advanced markets, according to a report by Kagan. The analyst firm found that SVOD increased its share of the overall pay video market from 18% in 2016 to 22% last year. According […]

Netflix boards ZDF thriller Tabula Rasa

Netflix has launched ZDF Enterprises’ psychological thriller series Tabula Rasa on its platform. The 9×50 series will air globally, with the exception of Germany, the UK and France ,where Netflix has a second window for the series. Tabula Rasa is about a young woman with memory loss, who is the only key in a mysterious […]

TBI Weekly: The billion dollar US pay TV drop

This week, damning numbers hinting US pay TV may face significant trouble in its near future emerged. There are some that believe that pay TV platforms may not have a future over the next few years and decades, as the industry continues to fragment and direct-to-consumer services reach astronomical figures in viewership and subscriptions. In […]

Netflix gives Rainbow’s Winx Club the live-action treatment

Netflix is bringing Rainbow Group’s popular Italian animated franchise Winx Club to its members yet again, this time in a new live action young adult series. For the first time the popular fairies will turn into real teenagers learning to hone their powers while living together in a magic boarding school. Winx Club was created […]

Eddy Cue: Apple won’t buy Netflix or Disney

Consumer tech giant Apple will not buy Netflix or The Walt Disney Company, according to senior company exec Eddy Cue. Speaking at SXSW in Austin, Texas yesterday, Apple’s senior VP of internet software and services would not be “throwing things up against the wall” to establish its video strategy. Speculation Apple would look to buy […]

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