The Voice


Scripted reigns supreme for millennials – study

A Eurodata study of 15-34-year-olds from ten countries including the UK, US and Japan shows that scripted programming dominates consumption for the age group. Scripted programming on average captures 35% of TV consumption for millennials across Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the UK and US. For certain nations the figure can reach […]

Creating the dream team

Endemol Shine Group’s French prodcos merged on May 1, as the production and distribution giant completed its global consolidation process. Endemol Shine France CEO Nicolas Coppermann tells Pascale Paoli-Lebailly how he plans to use the best of both worlds to find new hits Without sweeping away what has made formats giant Endemol and entertainment-focused Shine […]

Reduced costs boost TF1

Reduced costs thanks to be absence of the Euro 2016 football championship helped boost TF1’s second-quarter and first-half performance, together with a small increase in revenues. The French commercial broadcaster posted revenues of €498.9 million (US$580.1 million) for the second quarter, up from €481.9 million, and revenues of €1.037 billion for the first half, up […]

MGM buys Real Housewives prodco Evolution

Mark Burnett’s MGM Television and Digital Group has acquired the creator of the Real Housewives franchise, Evolution Media. MGM has been pushing into unscripted programming in a major way since it bought full control of Burnett’s United Artists Media Group at end-2015. Evolution will now operate as an independent producer within the MGM group, with […]

NBC ‘social media crucial to future of network TV’

Extending flagship show brands to have a strong presence on social media is central to ensuring the future of broadcast TV, according to NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. Speaking at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Greenblatt said that social media is key to bringing audiences back to network television in the US, adding that […]

Warner Bros. int’l production director exiting

Warner Bros. International Television Production’s director of production, Lesley Davies, is exiting the business, TBI has learned. Davies has been with London-based Warner Bros.’s international TV production unit since 2011, having previously been a producer on The Voice. Her post saw her consulting on and executive-producing various WBITVP formats in local territories, reporting to WBITVP […]

BBC Worldwide Showcase: entertainment and formats in the spotlight

Formats are taking centre stage at BBC Worldwide Showcase this year. Tracy Forsyth and Sumi Connock talk about this year’s line-up. “This is our year,” says Tracy Forsyth, director of factual entertainment and entertainment at BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC. “We have a smorgasboard of Saturday night shows, and there’s always demand […]

ITV prepares to launch Talpa’s Cannonball

A UK version of Talpa Global’s physical gameshow format Cannonball is in the works for ITV. The deal marks ITV’s latest deal for a show from Talpa, the Dutch company it bought for an initial US$500 million in early 2015. Cannonball is a water-based physical gameshow in which contestants compete across crazy water-based challenges, such […]

Viceland hires ex-Talpa exec to lead Benelux

Vice Media has appointed a former Talpa Media and Twitter executive to helm the upcoming launch of linear channel Viceland in the Benelux region. Stefan Tieleman (pictured) has been named general manager of Viceland Benelux. He’s responsible for the launches of the youth-skewed network in the Netherlands on the Ziggo pay TV platform and in […]

TBI Formats: Year in Review

The best-sellers, the trend makers, the battles, the emerging territories, the industry favourites… here is the TBI Formats Year in Review. If This Time Next Year and Lip Sync Battle were among the best sellers, there were also new distributors on the ground this year. Twenty-sixteen was the first full year for Vivendi’s new formats […]

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