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Television Business International (TBI) is all about the business of television, all over the world; from the talent that creates the content, to those financing it, the companies selling it, and those who acquire and make it available to viewers.
TBI Weekly: Checking the industry’s pulse ahead of London TV Screenings
TBI Weekly: Checking the industry’s pulse ahead of London TV Screenings
We are just days away from the start of London TV Screenings and BBC Studios Showcase, as the global TV community descends upon the UK capital to strike deals on the latest content hitting the market. This year’s event is taking place against the background of some serious upheaval in the TV world, as companies […]
The David Lyle Foundation opens up applications for 2024
The David Lyle Foundation opens up applications for 2024
The David Lyle Foundation (DLF), the industry-wide not-for-profit organisation that helps young executives to build successful careers in the international television business, is rebooting its scholarship programme after a three-year pandemic-related hiatus. The DLF awards two annual scholarships to promising young creatives, offering a one-year programme of education and development designed to fast-track their understanding […]
WBD posts $103m streaming profit in 2023, studio & network revenues declines
WBD posts $103m streaming profit in 2023, studio & network revenues declines
Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) has posted a turnaround in its streaming fortunes with a $103m DTC profit for 2023, though the business posted an overall decline in revenues. If sustained, the streaming gains would mark a significant climb back from the near $2.1bn loss of 2022, with CEO David Zaslav arguing that the company is […]
London TV Screenings Insights: Cathy Payne, CEO, Banijay Rights
London TV Screenings Insights: Cathy Payne, CEO, Banijay Rights
Ahead of buyers landing in the UK for London TV Screenings and BBC Studios Showcase next week, TBI has talked to the bosses of more than 25 distribution companies to test the temperature of the global content industry and to find out how the next 12 months are shaping up. Here, Cathy Payne, CEO of […]
Cynthia Kennedy steps down as VP of distribution at Canada’s Incendo & Quebecor
Cynthia Kennedy steps down as VP of distribution at Canada’s Incendo & Quebecor
Cynthia Kennedy, VP of distribution at Canadian duo Incendo and Quebecor Content, is stepping down from the company. Kennedy, who confirmed the news on LinkedIn, took up the newly created role in April 2022 with a remit that saw her oversee a new distribution unit that worked for the TVA-owned brands. The native Montrealer has […]
London TV Screenings Insights: Kelly Wright, MD of distribution, Keshet International
London TV Screenings Insights: Kelly Wright, MD of distribution, Keshet International
Ahead of buyers landing in the UK for London TV Screenings and BBC Studios Showcase next week, TBI has talked to the bosses of more than 25 distribution companies to test the temperature of the global content industry and to find out how the next 12 months are shaping up. Here, Kelly Wright, MD of […]
Renewal round-up: HBO orders ‘True Detective’ S5; Paramount+ renews ‘Frasier’; Netflix returns ‘Manny’
Renewal round-up: HBO orders ‘True Detective’ S5; Paramount+ renews ‘Frasier’; Netflix returns ‘Manny’
HBO orders True Detective S5 HBO has extended True Detective into a fifth season and struck an overall deal with showrunner Issa López. The S5 greenlight follows the success of the franchise’s fourth installment, True Detective: Night Country, which concluded 18 February in the US, where it has become the series’ most-watched season. The multi-year […]
Hulu expands ESPN’s ‘Chad Powers’ sketch into full series
Hulu expands ESPN’s ‘Chad Powers’ sketch into full series
US streamer Hulu has ordered Chad Powers, a half-hour comedy series based on an Eli Manning sketch that aired on ESPN+. The series hails from 20th Television and is being created by Glen Powell and Michael Waldron, with US quarterback Manning serving as exec producer alongside the pair. Also exec producing are Omaha Productions’ Peyton […]
Vice Media to cut ‘several hundred’ staff next week amid fight for survival
Vice Media to cut ‘several hundred’ staff next week amid fight for survival
Vice Media Group is set to cut hundreds of staff as the embattled company fights for survival. Bruce Dixon, who became sole CEO after his counterpart Hozefa Lokhandwala stepped down late last year, detailed the overhaul in a note to staff. Dixon said “several hundred” employees would be laid off and that content would no […]
Banijay strikes format deals for ‘The Fifty’ in Germany & ‘Location, Location, Location’ in NZ
Banijay strikes format deals for ‘The Fifty’ in Germany & ‘Location, Location, Location’ in NZ
Banijay has struck two format deals with The Fifty being adapted in Germany, while Location, Location, Location is heading to New Zealand. EndemolShine Germany and Rainer Laux Productions will adapt reality competition format The 50 for Amazon streamer Prime Video. Originally created by Banijay Productions France, this marks the third iteration of the format, which […]
 
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