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 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.

Broadcast

Cord-Cutting Gains Momentum

In the fourth quarter, two million US subscribers cut the cord on traditional television packages from AT&T, Comcast, Charter, and Verizon, up from 1.7 million in the third quarter.

Production

Production Battle of Britain

There is a mad rush by the most significant content creators, especially streaming services, to utilize the production infrastructure in England as a base of European operations.

Finance

Netflix Outspends

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

Production

Made-For-Streaming Movies

After years of declining production activity for Made-For-TV movies, Netflix is accelerating the rate it licenses and produces lower-budgeted movies for its streaming platform.

Production

British Content Boom

As multiple streaming services prepare for an intensifying battle over European subscribers, British-made content continues to surge. This content bonanza and bidding wars between buyers are driving up prices for shows.

Exhibition

Netflix at the Movies

After a decade of primarily focusing on episodic content, Netflix wants to break the theatrical glass ceiling, especially since they are funding more original films.

Netflix Vies For Pinewood Studio
Production

Netflix Lands at Shepperton

Netflix expanded its global footprint with a ten-year lease at the U.K’s Shepperton Studios. The lease grants Netflix exclusive access to a majority of Shepperton including 14 sound stages.

Streaming

Streaming Promised Land

Disney, Amazon Prime, and Netflix have pivoted to India, the world’s second largest market, after plans to launch and sustain services in the world’s most populous nation hit the Great Wall of China.