Reports


In-demand in 2017: Game of Thrones reigns supreme

HBO’s Game of Thrones (GOT) reigned supreme as the most in-demand show across of 2017, Parrot Analytics data shows. The stats, which look at expressions of demand for shows across the UK, Germany, France, Italy and the US, reveals that GOT was the most in-demand overall show in all the territories bar the US. GOT […]

Analysis – The Mouse catches the Fox: how Disney-Fox might look

While AT&T’s US$85 billion acquisition of Time Warner is the biggest media deal in purely numerical terms (if it gets done), The Walt Disney Company picking off rival 21st Century Fox marks a seminal moment in TV and film history. The deal, which the companies believe will close in 12 to 18 months, knocks off […]

TBI Weekly: TV biz devours Netflix stats

By a mile, the most read story this week has been Netflix’s publication of a few simplified viewing stats, showing how much TV professionals today are desperate to understand the viewing habits on the usually secretive streamer. (Bear in mind Disney catching Fox only broke yesterday.) The stats gave a small insight as to which […]

In-demand chart: Hungary (December 3-9, 2017)

Stranger Things continues to dominate in Europe, coming up top in Hungary for both of the territory’s latest digital and overall lists, which TBI and Parrot publish twice a month. Eleven’s comeback in October has left an impression, as demand continues toward the end of the year. Stranger Things came up in first place for […]

VOD complex – the story of video-on-demand so far in figures

UK-based Content Research Company recently updated its VOD Directory, a guide that provides analysis on more than OTT services in nearly 200 territories. Here, advisor John Morris offers exclusive new insight into those driving the on-demand market, the models they’re using, and how these vary by geography and genre Three years after The VOD Directory […]

TBI Weekly: How Disney-Fox affects the international scene

There’s no guarantee The Walt Disney Company will end up buying the entertainment assets of US rival 21st Century Fox – the deal hasn’t even been signed yet and you can expect a rigorous and lengthy regulatory process if it does close next week as expected. The changes that would mean for the US market […]

The TBI Interview – Frank Hoffmann, managing director of RTL Deutschland

RTL managing director Frank Hoffmann tells Dieter Brockmeyer how Germany’s largest commercial network has lasered in on original programming and where the opportunities lie. It’s an interesting time for Germany’s RTL channel, especially in regards to scripted programming. There will be six premieres of domestic series this autumn, a number that has rarely been hit […]

Television’s love affair with the People’s Princess

Yearlong activities have taken place to mark the twentieth anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, and the television industry has followed suit with a raft of documentaries and series to signify the landmark event. Kaltrina Bylykbashi reports on the ongoing influence of the late British royal, as her son, Prince Harry, continues to make headlines thanks […]

The studio on Ramsay’s street – celebrity chef on his next moves

In two decades, Gordon Ramsay has gone from making food programming a staple diet for the mainstream to hard-hitting documentaries. The celebrity chef talks to Kaltrina Bylykbashi about his journey in television and what’s coming next with his new All3Media-backed studio venture With 20-plus years in the television industry under his belt, Gordon Ramsay has […]

Entertainment centre – why eOne brought TV and film together

John Morayniss tells Jesse Whittock how North American distributor Entertainment One is evolving, while the company’s new Asia sales chief, Joyce Yeung, outlines the local opportunities John Morayniss is convinced Entertainment One has created a model other companies could, and probably should, follow. The Toronto-listed firm recently did away with the divisions between its film […]

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