Broadcast

Too Big To Fail

AT&T is desperate to sell some or all of DirecTV to pay down its $180 billion mountain of debt. According to inside sources, the satellite service is being offered at a $20 billion valuation, marking a $29 billion loss since 2015.

Streaming

Streaming in Scandinavia

The growth of SVOD services in Scandinavia shows no signs of slowing down. Despite heavy competition from local services Netflix has gained four million subscribers.

Streaming

Streaming in the UK

Since the COVID lockdown began, nearly five million UK households have signed up for a streaming service. Netflix, Amazon, and Disney+ have been the primary beneficiaries of this boom.

Media Data

Film Streaming Value Series

The Film Streaming Value Series includes all Film Streaming Value Reports (Volumes One, Two, Three). You’ll get instant access to financial and contractual insights from nine separate agreements between a global streaming service and a US distributor.

Media Data

Film Streaming Value Report (Volume 3)

The Film Streaming Value Report (Volume Three) combines financial and contractual insights from four separate agreements between a global streaming service (Licensee) and a US-based studio (Licensor) for rights in Scandinavia, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

Media Data

Film Streaming Value Report (Volume 2)

The Film Streaming Value Report (Volume Two) combines financial and contractual insights from three separate agreements between a global streaming service (Licensee) and a US-based studio (Licensor) for rights in the UK, France, and German-speaking Europe.

Media Data

Film Streaming Value Report (Volume 1)

The Film Streaming Value Report (Volume One) combines financial and contractual insights from two separate agreements between a global streaming service (Licensee) and a US-based studio (Licensor) for rights in the US and Canada.

Distribution

Emerging Exclusivity

The rapid expansion of OTT worldwide has profoundly changed the market, unlike any other innovation since the emergence of cable television.

Distribution

Lockdowns Reshape Content Distribution

COVID-19 has decimated global content pipelines by halting film production, canceling greenlit projects, and closing cinemas. However, the present disruptions have only accelerated transformations that were well underway.

Distribution

Starz Sues MGM

The lawsuit accuses MGM of licensing far-and-wide more than 300 films and shows to which Starz thought it held exclusive rights.

Streaming

Netflix Subscribers Surge

With most of the world in mandatory lockdown, Netflix doubled its quarterly subscriber estimates from January through March by adding 16 million new subscribers.