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FX boss Landgraf: Netflix isn’t telling “whole story” around viewership

FX boss John Landgraf has lashed out at Netflix, criticizing the streaming giant’s viewership claims. The exec, who was speaking at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour in Pasadena, California, on Monday (4 February), said the business is not telling audiences “the whole story” as it does not follow widely accepted viewership metrics that […]

TBI Weekly: AVOD, branding and ‘You’ discussion dominates NATPE

The aftermath of rampant consolidation was in the spotlight at this week’s NATPE market, where the uptick in AVOD models, rights ownership and branding à la Netflix-Lifetime hit You dominated the discussion. Steven Cahall, senior analyst with RBC Capital Markets, said it best early on in the week: “If you don’t work for the four […]

Lifetime to tell Berlanti’s ‘twisted love story’

US cable channel Lifetime is going straight-to-series on “the most twisted love story ever”, which hails from Supergirl producer Greg Berlanti (pictured) and Sera Gamble. You will be a ten-episode drama centred on “a relationship between two people that gets taken too far”. It is based on Caroline Kepnes’ novel of the same name about […]

Viaplay orders first Icelandic original

Scandinavian SVOD player Viaplay’s latest original is an Icelandic drama. The commission of Stella Blómkvist is the first time MTG-owned Viaplay has looked to Iceland for an original show. Icelandic TV provider Siminn has local rights, as Viaplay is not distributed in the territory. The series is based on a bestselling book series from a […]