Acquired taste: what role does acquisition play in drama?

With original programming more important to networks and services than ever, what role does the acquisition play in drama today? Andy McDonald reports The drama landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. The rise of international SVOD giants like Netflix and Amazon has opened up a world of global taste and helped drive an across-the-board […]

International prodcos win MTV US orders

International content companies including Barcroft Media and Endemol Shine have had orders from MTV as the US cable net unveiled its new programming line-up. Barcroft is making The Outsiders for MTV US. It will follow families with polarising beliefs, from white supremacists to devil worshippers. MTV also greenlit a local version of Endemol Shine Group’s The […]

Australia and NZ take a seat at the drama table

Producers in Australia and New Zealand are creating a new wave of international-friendly scripted series for their distribution partners to take to market, but the popularity and lower cost of formats and reality shows poses a threat to the sector, report Dan Barrett and Stewart Clarke. Expectation. Its shadow carries considerable weight across Australia and […]