Will Sundance Boom or Bust?

January 20, 2020

After a lackluster Sundance in 2018, last year was full of mega-deals, especially by Netflix and Amazon. Buyers spent over $120 million acquiring rights to some 40 films.

Netflix Takes Europe

December 31, 2019

To gain a global content edge, Netflix has set into motion a EU production boom with plans to produce over 225 films and shows in Europe. Netflix currently controls 53% of the SVOD market in Europe.

Streaming in America

December 18, 2019

Since first delivering DVDs to homes via the postal service, Netflix has come to dominate the SVOD market. The streamer has 67 million subscribers in North America, which takes its total to nearly 160 million worldwide.

Netflix Outspends

December 3, 2019

The reason for this lavishly spending spree is in response to new streaming competition by the studios and the upcoming exodus of content.

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.

Lionsgate Prepares Starz Sale

The Starz Farce

May 27, 2019

The timing of the anonymous leak that CBS was prepared to pay Lionsgate $5 billion for Starz, raises serious questions about possible market manipulation.

Sky Netflix Partnership

Netflix’s European Strategy

March 4, 2018

Sky, Europe’s largest pay television provider announced a partnership to carry Netflix content on its direct satellite network and OTT platforms.