Netflix and Amazon Retreat

September 18, 2019

Netflix and Amazon, who were once touted as the saviors of the indie film market, are retreating from acquisitions to focus on producing more original films.

What Distributors Want

September 12, 2019

Discover what type of films independent distributors want to acquire in their own words. Understand what elements 26 U.S. distributors are looking for when they acquire a film at TIFF or elsewhere.

Buyer Beware

September 10, 2019

Buyers at TIFF are skittish after a 6% drop in North American box office receipts in 2019. Worse still, is the dire year indie films are having, where receipts have declined 45%.

OTT Trends

European OTT Trends

July 31, 2019

European broadcasters and content providers are implementing three strategies in the online content delivery market to stave off competition from Disney, Amazon and Netflix.

Cord Cutting Continues

Cord Cutting Continues

July 28, 2019

During the second quarter, DirecTV’s traditional satellite service lost 778,000 subscribers and its streaming service DirecTV Now lost 168,000 accounts.

Follow The Leader

July 23, 2019

NBCUniversal, who competed against Disney for Fox, is planning to follow Disney’s lead in India with the purchase of Zee Entertainment.

Netflix Overtakes Sky

Netflix Overtakes Sky

June 18, 2019

Sky’s new owners, Comcast, will more than double its investment in European original programming for the new venture – Sky Studios.

Lionsgate Films Bound For Disney

Lionsgate Films Are Disney Bound

June 16, 2019

Starting in 2020, films released by Lionsgate will be distributed on the Hulu streaming service, and FX, the basic-cable channel now owned by Disney after the takeover of Fox.

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