SVOD


‘No rules’ and a new chapter for Sky Studios

With the backing of Comcast and knock-out collaborations such as Chernobyl, pay-TV operator Sky and its newly formed Sky Studios is emerging as a drama player you’d be crazy to underestimate. Nick Edwards reports When Sky revamped its original drama output in 2013, it aimed to create material that would match the quality of the […]

Crazy cash and snackable shorts: The future of entertainment on SVODs

As the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Quibi begin to get their unscripted affairs in order with heavy-hitting greenlights for global-facing shows such as The Circle, Back Of The Net and Elba vs Block, their strategy remains frustratingly opaque. TBI gathered some of the best creative minds in entertainment and formats to shed light on […]

Amazon Prime Video’s global playbook

Amazon might be an SVOD of sorts but its evolution reflects a rapidly changing sector poised for new entrants. Head of international originals James Farrell tells Richard Middleton what’s in the works A flurry of SVOD services are set to join the market over the coming months but none look anything quite like Amazon Prime […]

Exclusive: Netflix eyes Minnow’s ‘The Detectives’ for India

Netflix is eyeing an Indian take of Minnow Films’ BAFTA-nominated BBC Two doc series The Detectives. The streaming giant is interested in a local version of the ground-breaking doc series, which followed Manchester detectives trying to crack complex cases. The project comes as global SVODs look to unscripted UK formats for key markets, recently illustrated […]

BBC readies fourth revamp of iPlayer in 12 years

The BBC is working on a total overhaul of its iPlayer streaming service, the broadcaster has confirmed. This announced revamp follows Ofcom’s decision that the BBC can extend its catch-up window from 30 days to one year. The PSB said that it is designing a fully redesigned “cutting-edge on-demand platform” that will alter the look, feel […]

Netflix inks overall deal with ‘Stranger Things’ creators, greenlights season four

Netflix has renewed Stranger Things for a fourth season, while striking a film and series overall deal with creators and showrunners The Duffer Brothers. Matt and Ross Duffer, whose homage to 1980s genre films has become one of Netflix’s most successful Originals to date, have signed a multi-year pact with the streaming giant. Season three […]

DAZN hires Stewart Walker for global rights partnerships

Sports streamer DAZN has announced the hire of Stewart Walker EVP global rights partnerships. In this role, Walker – who previously served as head of corporate development for Africa – will be responsible for delivering and executing the group’s joint-venture partnerships, including FIBA Media, WTA Media, FC Diez Media, Matchroom Boxing USA, Matchroom Boxing Italy […]

Amazon Studios boss leaves door open for ‘Fleabag’ despite Waller-Bridge’s protestations

Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke is keeping the door wide open for another season of Fleabag, despite the protestations of creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.  While Waller-Bridge has repeatedly stated that Fleabag’s second season will be its last – most recently telling journalists at last weekend’s Emmy Awards that, “It does feel like the story is complete. […]

Discovery launches cooking SVOD Food Network Kitchen

Discovery is launching its latest brand-focused direct-to-consumer offering via Food Network Kitchen – a major undertaking that also sees the business teaming up with Amazon.  The platform, priced at $6.99 per month, will offer live interactive cooking classes every week featuring top culinary experts, as well as grocery and equipment delivery. Overall, the service will […]

Acorn, Sky NZ co-commission New Zealand thriller ‘The Sounds’

Acorn Media Enterprises and Sky NZ have teamed to commission local thriller The Sounds. The eight-part psychological thriller is produced by All3Media-owned New Zealand prodco South Pacific Pictures and Toronto’s Shaftesbury in association with Canadian public broadcaster CBC. Set against the backdrop of New Zealand’s South Island and the Marlborough Sounds, The Sounds follows couple […]

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