Buyers Profiles: NTV’s Gabi Nensel & SPI’s Revi Benshoshan

This instalment of our TBI Buyers Profiles features Russian broadcaster NTV and Netherlands-based SPI International, which operates more than 30 networks around the world. NTV’s Gabi Nensel tells us about the best performing shows on his network and what he’s looking for next, while SPI’s acquisitions chief Revi Benshoshan outlines key programmes and his rights […]

Buyers Profiles: Portico Media’s Jay Lin & YLE’s Tarmo Kivikallio

The latest instalment of our TBI Buyers Profiles come from Taiwan and Finland, where we hear from two leading acquisition-hungry companies about their wishlists and rights requirements. First off, we hear from Jay Lin, CEO at Portico Media, which distributes channels and programming across Taiwan, before Tarmo Kivikallio tells us what he is looking for […]

Buyers Profiles: SVT’s Mikael Österby & Canal Brasil’s Alexandre Cunha

As part of a new strand of content, TBI has partnered with online screenings portal ProgramBuyer to provide weekly snapshots detailing the programming requirements from global acquisition execs. To kick off this first edition, we hear from Mikael Österby, who leads on factual acquisitions at Swedish pubcaster SVT, and then head to Latin America to […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Will Coronavirus crisis kick-start online distribution?

With the traditional events calendar thrown into disarray as the impact of Coronavirus hits, we ask whether digital platforms might provide an answer to distributors concerns. Andy Fry reports. Digital technology has transformed the worlds of entertainment and commerce. So it’s no surprise to see a slew of new platforms aiming to reinvent the world […]

News round-up: ProgramBuyer names FNG alum as head of sales; Silverlining sells orgasm doc; StarzPlay adds ‘The Great’

ProgramBuyer appoints ex-Fox Networks Group exec Online distribution outfit ProgramBuyer has named Nina Bareta as its first head of sales. Bareta, a former senior sales manager at Fox Networks Group Content Distribution, had been consulting with ProgramBuyer but will now take up a full-time role driving both distribution and buyer numbers. She joins co-founders Roz […]

Why discoverability is essential to buyers in the new media landscape (Column)

Discoverability doesn’t apply solely to consumers scouring SVOD platforms – it is also vital to how buyers operate and the content they acquire, argues Roz Parker of, which is looking to strike a level playing field for distributors.  Getting the right content in front of the right buyers can be tough. If you’re a […]