The Crown


Netflix stats: what was ‘devoured’ and ‘savoured’ in 2017

Netflix is attempting to spread some Christmas cheer by releasing viewing stats that give insight into the original shows customers most ‘devoured’, ‘cheated’ with and ‘savoured’. According to a Netflix data release, the most devoured show was true crime satire American Vandal, which comes from Woodhead Entertainment, 3 Arts Entertainment, Funny or Die and CBS […]

Sovereign drama

Top drama producers tell Jesse Whittock about the small screen’s enduring fascination with royalty. The £100 million (US$125 million) budget Netflix’s drama The Crown (above) was reportedly handed isn’t quite the estimated £369 million it’s going to take to renovate Buckingham Palace’s 775 rooms, but is certainly one of the biggest purses to which a […]

Awards winners: Golden Globes vs. Emmys

US TV award ceremonies generate column inches and marketing collateral for channels, producers and stars, but which one delivers the greatest impact in terms of viewing. In this exclusive article for TBI, Parrot Analytics data scientist Kayla Hegedus finds that winning a lower-profile Golden Globe actually has a bigger impact than bagging an Emmy. Television is often […]

Netflix crowned at the Golden Globes

FX and Netflix were the big winners in the TV section of last night’s Golden Globes, scooping four and two gongs respectively, while UK-US thriller The Night Manager also had a successful night, winning three awards. Netflix’s mega-budget original The Crown won the best television drama award and Claire Foy, who plays the British monarch […]

Netflix introduces downloading

Netflix has introduced the ability to download content as well as stream, enabling users to view its originals and other content offline. The download capability will be available to subscribers to the streaming VOD company’s service at no extra cost. The new feature is included in all plans and available for phones and tablets on […]

In-demand chart: Iberia (November 13-19, 2016)

Perhaps it’s indicative of a wider global narrative, but dystopian drama is the top genre in Iberia. The Walking Dead’s grim survival tale tops the overall charts in Spain and Portugal, while Charlie Brooker’s futuristic anti-fables in Black Mirror are the winning digital originals. The Walking Dead’s status as the most-watched US cable series is […]

Netflix sets sights on more British originals

Netflix is set to ramp up its British production efforts, with co-production deals in place with the three main UK terrestrial broadcasters. Speaking at the RTS London Conference yesterday, Netflix’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, said that Netflix had already had global success with the UK shows it has licensed for its service and claimed […]

Sony buys into new drama indie

Sony Pictures Television has acquired a minority stake in a new UK-based drama production company. SPT’s deal hands it distribution rights to high-end drama series hailing from Fable Pictures, which creative director Faye Ward and managing director Eugenio Perez. Ward was previously at Ruby Film and Television, in which UK broadcaster ITV owns a stake. […]

The Crown producer targets China drama

UK drama production company Left Bank Pictures is to begin targeting the Chinese market after signing a co-development deal with the China International Television Corporation. This pact will see Sony Pictures Television-owned Left Bank, which is producing Netflix royal drama The Crown, and CITVC working up English-language scripted programming for the Chinese and international markets. […]

Brazilian original drama for Netflix

Netflix has ordered its first Brazilian-created original drama, which will be titled 3%. The series will debut exclusively on the subscription streaming service around the world in 2016, with filming beginning early next year. Oscar-nominated director Cesar Charlone is attached to the drama, which will star João Miguel (Estômago) and Bianca Comparato (Avenida Brasil), will […]