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Inside Content - The TV Industry Podcast

Inside Content - The TV Industry Podcast

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Inside Content is the TV industry podcast hosted by 3Vision, bringing you the biggest TV trends, insights and developments from this complex and ever-changing market.

Featuring expert interviews with senior TV executives, Inside Content gives you VIP access to their views and experiences. Previous guests include ViacomCBS, NBC Universal and Paramount.
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The Best of FAST | Inside Content

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Fremantle on their FAST strategy, overcoming the challenges of monetisation and the future of FAST | Inside Content
Fremantle on their FAST strategy, overcoming the challenges of monetisation and the future of FAST | Inside Content
On this episode of Inside Content, Toby Russell is joined by Valerio Motti VP FAST Channels at Fremantle, one of the world’s largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of Entertainment, Drama & Film and Documentaries. At Fremantle, Valerio is primarily responsible for developing and managing the strategy for their Free Ad-supported Streaming TV business. Valerio most recently worked as EVP EMEA & LATAM, Business Development, Strategy and Global Head of Streaming at ShortsTV, where he led the international launch of all new FAST channels and OTT services on all major CTV and OTT platforms. We get a detailed look at Fremantle’s FAST channel strategy, the secrets to success in the FAST space, including overcoming challenges such as monetisation, and what the market will look like in Europe in the coming years. They discuss the importance of having high-quality content over quantity when creating a FAST channel and how this plays a vital role in the evolution of the content distribution business. They also weigh up the opportunities and obstacles of single IP and genre channels, examining the key differences in launching to audiences and growing and monetising them. Here is a breakdown of the topics discussed in the episode: An overview of Fremantle’s FAST channel strategy The secrets to success in the FAST space The value of single IP channels Whether particular genres of content are better suited to FAST How on-demand and AVOD fit into FAST propositions What the key challenges are around monetisation The future of FAST in the European market compared to the US market How the FAST market will develop in the next 2-3 years Listen now! Stay in the loop: 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
34:16
November 30, 2022
The Best of FAST | Inside Content
The Best of FAST | Inside Content
Free ad-supported television (FAST) is currently one of the most rapidly-growing spaces in the TV and streaming industry. Initially, FAST was seen as an opportunity to monetise lower-value content that had already been exhausted in multiple windows. Now, more and more are realising the potential of FAST as a lucrative revenue stream, as it grows with an increasing amount of high-value branded, and even original content. In this special episode of Inside Content introduced by our EVP Jack Davison, we take a deep dive into the FAST space and revisit some of the interesting conversations we’ve had with recent guests about what they’re doing with FAST channels and how they are riding the wave. Toby Russell, CEO of 3Vision speaks with Gary Woolf, EVP of Strategic Development of distributor All3Media about the power of FAST in the content market, single IP channels and FAST channel distribution. Gary details the importance of establishing clarity between windowing opportunities in premium SVOD and FAST, and how to curate content on FAST that differentiates itself and tap into those VOD-first viewers who no longer view linear TV. We then revisit recent guest Dan Fahy, SVP of Streaming at Paramount UK who speaks to 3Vision Director Hayley Bull about their FAST AVOD service Pluto. Dan describes how Pluto has become the leading FAST service in the US, harnessing the gap in the market created by the absence of free TV in North America, and how they plan to enter the more complex UK market. Lastly, we look back on 3Vison COO Jonathan Nickell’s conversation with Richard Jakeman European Head of Business Development at Samsung to discuss how to get a FAST channel on their Samsung TV platform and the rising importance of quality technology in accompanying quality content. Here is a breakdown of the topics discussed in the episode: All3Media on the role of different stakeholders, platforms and gateways in the delivery of FAST channels in the US market All3Media on the smart curation of content for FAST channels All3Media on the opportunity FAST provides to monetising content across multiple windows  Paramount UK on the importance of FAST platform Pluto to their overall business Paramount UK on how they plan to maximise Pluto in the UK market Samsung on how to get a FAST channel on their platform Samsung on their partnership with ITV Listen now! Download our latest insight:  A New Studio D2C Partnering Model - Paramount+ launches with Sky Stay in the loop: 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
25:30
November 09, 2022
Paramount UK on competitive strategy, innovative windowing and the power of Pluto | Inside Content
Paramount UK on competitive strategy, innovative windowing and the power of Pluto | Inside Content
On this episode, Hayley Bull, Director at 3Vision is joined by Dan Fahy, Senior Vice President, Streaming for Paramount UK. Based in London, Fahy leads the growth and partnerships division of Paramount UK, working on increasing streaming revenue and expanding the company’s range of partnerships. With over 20 years of experience in the wider media and entertainment sector, Dan has held prior roles with WarnerMedia, BBC Studios and Eurosport. We get a detailed look into the Paramount ecosystem that covers AVOD, FAST, Pay TV, and SVOD, and how Paramount+ is positioned to compete with big players in the streaming world. Dan discusses how Paramount differentiates itself with its ‘four quadrant offering’ and how they are addressing a broad consumer base with its Sky partnership deal in the UK. Key to their unique approach is the importance they place on the theatrical window. Contrary to the declining value of the theatrical window over the past 5-10 years, Paramount continue to see it as a lucrative financial opportunity, central to its legacy as a business. As well as keeping hold of their traditional business model elements, they are innovating in many new fields. Dan gives us valuable insights into the future of FAST AVOD platform Pluto and how it provides a great opportunity for content owners and advertisers to connect with the hard-to-reach VOD-first households in the UK. Here is a breakdown of the topics discussed in the episode: How Paramount+ is being positioned for success in a competitive market Paramount+’s content strategy including proposition, movie release and their partnership deal with Sky in the UK, Innovations in content windowing and licencing, including the importance of theatrical windowing to Paramount's core business and how this can leverage brands, franchises and content The future of Pluto - the importance of FAST and AVOD to the overall business The future of Pay TV Listen now! Download our latest insight:  A New Studio D2C Partnering Model - Paramount+ launches with Sky Stay in the loop: 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
33:57
October 26, 2022
ITV Studios America on integrated network studio models, co-production partnerships and the future of rights ownership | Inside Content
ITV Studios America on integrated network studio models, co-production partnerships and the future of rights ownership | Inside Content
On this episode, Toby Russell is joined by Philippe Maigret, President of ITV Studios America. Maigret manages the Studios’ U.S scripted TV studio operations, oversees the company’s U.S. joint-ventures and growth strategy across all platforms, and advises on ITV Studios’ worldwide scripted programming strategy. He also serves as executive producer for ‘Franklin’ (Apple TV+), which is produced by ITV Studios America. Prior to joining ITV Studios America in 2015, Maigret served as CEO of Endemol Studios, where he launched and managed Endemol’s scripted television studio operations and acquisitions in North America. Maigret’s additional production credits include Kingdom (Executive Producer), The Young Americans (Executive Producer) and Boiling Point (Co‐Executive Producer). Maigret currently sits on the board of the Hollywood Radio & TV Society and serves as President of the HRTS Foundation. We start off with an overview of ITV Studios America’s impressive growth – from providing US-produced scripted content for an American cable audience to building strong international revenue through successful global franchises. Philippe discusses some of their most successful exports – including ‘Snowpiercer’ and ‘Physical’, and the importance of supporting the visions of creative partners to achieve a diverse portfolio of shows, guaranteeing multiple season orders and international viewership. Philippe also explains his process in scouting production talent and forming strong co-production relationships to deliver varied, resilient content as an independent studio, giving them the flexibility to sell across the whole of the US TV buyer market. Overview of this episode: Intro to ITV Studios America The integrated network studio model - Production successes through co-development and creative partnerships with a focus on creating quality content How ITV America are selling across the US TV buyer market The future of rights ownership and commissions in a global streaming environment Building a global streaming audience Upcoming projects for the studio Listen now! Download our latest insight:  A New Studio D2C Partnering Model - Paramount+ launches with Sky Stay in the loop: 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
28:41
October 05, 2022
Virgin Media O2 on content aggregation and the launch of 'Stream' | Inside Content
Virgin Media O2 on content aggregation and the launch of 'Stream' | Inside Content
How has Virgin Media transformed as a content aggregator and entered the streaming wars with their new product ‘Stream’? On this episode, Jack Davison is joined by David Bouchier, Chief TV and Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media O2, a media and telecommunications venture between Virgin Media and O2 which formed in 2021. A leader in multi-platform streamed entertainment, David leads a dedicated team who look after content and programming across Virgin Media’s TV platform. Prior to joining Virgin Media O2, David was a member of The Management Executive of BskyB in the UK, where he was responsible for handling the company’s investment in German Pay TV, before moving to News Corporation as Managing Director of Programming for Sky Italia. He subsequently returned to the UK and set up his own pay TV broadcast business, creating a number of pay television channels. We get an insight into David’s experience evolving Virgin Media O2 from a linear Pay TV aggregator into an innovative paid video services aggregator, utilising strong content provider relations and tech integrations to offer streamlined OTT entertainment options to customers. He discusses the launch of Virgin’s new TV service, ‘Stream’, and its aim to seamlessly offer a traditional linear TV experience paired with flexible, affordable bundles to ensure customer loyalty through a tighter financial climate. Here is a breakdown of the topics discussed in the episode: The evolution of Virgin as a content aggregator Sourcing content successfully through strong content provider relations The launch of Stream and its 3 primary propositions for customers: value for money, flexibility and convenience Keeping viewers engaged through integration and curation: the importance of providing an entertainment service that provides for the new generation of ‘channel-flickers’ that seek flexibility UI design in the Stream service: merging the essentials of new-world and old-world interfaces for ease of use Listen now! Download our latest insight:  A New Studio D2C Partnering Model - Paramount+ launches with Sky Stay in the loop: 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
39:11
September 21, 2022
ITV Studios on the co-production of content, the rise of pan-regional streamers and multiple windowing success | Inside Content
ITV Studios on the co-production of content, the rise of pan-regional streamers and multiple windowing success | Inside Content
Kicking off our latest series, Jonathan Nickell is joined by Ruth Berry, Managing Director, Distribution at ITV Studios. The world-leading multi-genre, multi-disciplinary, multi-platform distribution business boasts the second largest catalogue of its kind in the world, selling more than 90,000 hours of prestigious content to over 3,000 broadcasters and platforms worldwide. During her decade with the business and in particular her six-year tenure as Managing Director, Ruth has overseen the transformation of its predominantly English-language content sales (with a factual specialism), to a truly global distributor of world-class English and European language drama, alongside an enviable portfolio of high quality non-scripted titles. In this episode, Ruth discusses how to utilise the power of co-production financing to stay resilient in the ever-changing content market, as well as sharing her predictions to achieve successful content in the future. She explores how their traditional client base are working collaboratively to rival big-budget content that typically land with global streamers. She also delves into the rise of pan-regional streamers and how their content is maintaining high value across multiple windows, such as the success of ‘Bodyguard’ in many local markets post-Netflix. Here is a breakdown of the topics discussed in the episode: · Navigating changes in co-production funding models · How ITV Studio’s growth is impacting its pipeline and slate · The rise of pan-regional streamers · TV Studios decision process when deciding to sell content to a global or local streamer · The new-found success in multiple content windowing after a global streamer licence · Ruth’s predictions on the future of streaming Listen now! Stay in the loop: 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
36:09
September 07, 2022
BBC Studios on content demand, the rise of vertical integration and collaboration with local broadcasters | Inside Content Podcast
BBC Studios on content demand, the rise of vertical integration and collaboration with local broadcasters | Inside Content Podcast
With ever-shifting content demands, the rise of competition in the streaming space and the distribution market seeing vertical integration on the rise, how can you maintain a competitive edge? In this episode, Toby Russell is joined by Nick Percy, President, Global markets for BBC Studios to discuss the current changes in global demand for content, the growth of the ‘sell-to-self’ strategy and how the BBC is approaching these market challenges. Based in London, Nick is responsible for the strategy and performance of all BBC Studios distribution activities across Global Markets territories including content sales and co-production, branded services and commercial ancillaries. Global Markets was formed in January 2022 consolidating EMEA and APAC distribution regions into a single unified business. It is one of BBC Studios’ three regional distribution businesses alongside the Americas and the UK. Nick has held a number of roles in BBC Studios since 2010, including EVP for the EMEA region, EVP Western Europe, VP and GM for Central and Eastern Europe, Director of Business Development & Digital for Global Markets, and Head of Strategy. He has been commercial co-lead on some of the biggest global content licensing deals negotiated by BBC Studios. In discussion with Toby, Nick delves into how BBC Studios is positioning itself in the current market, and how they are tackling the current challenges that the world of content and distribution Is throwing at traditional broadcasters. Nick talks about their work with Britbox, the benefits of having multiple routes to market, the opportunities arising from Studio SVODs and how collaboration is still and will always be at the heart of the BBC’s strategy. Here is a breakdown of the topics discussed in the episode: Where BBC Studios seeing the most growth and demand How BBC Studios balances the competing priorities bought on by working with global streamers and running their own direct-to-consumer activity though Britbox How studio-owned services increase in vertical integration has affected BBC Studios relationship with the content distribution market The importance of businesses with local single territory broadcasters and streamers Diversification of co-production and cooperation partners BBC Studios’ strategy with the rapidly growing AVOD and FAST channel space The upcoming content that BBC Studio’s has coming up in the rest of 2022 Listen now. 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
35:17
July 06, 2022
All3Media on the power of FAST channels in the rapidly evolving content market | Inside Content Podcast
All3Media on the power of FAST channels in the rapidly evolving content market | Inside Content Podcast
How do you successfully launch a FAST channel? What are the key elements for audience acquisition through content? And how are streamers, services and channels making their mark in a sea of competition? In this episode, Toby Russell is joined by Gary Woolf, EVP of Strategic Development at All3Media International, a full-service content distribution business, to discuss the alternative approach that All3Media is taking to licensing, distributing and promoting content. As a major leader in All3Media’s strategic development, Gary has extensive knowledge of content rights and the opportunities that the digital space of distribution holds for many TV industry organisations. Unlike traditional methods of content distribution, Gary discusses how he has implemented a ‘full-service’ distribution model at All3Media. This involves supporting platforms beyond the acquisition stage and providing them with ways to best position their content all year round, to boost viewership and help audiences discover the content they’re searching for. Gary’s fresh insight into the distribution environment highlights the increasing demand from viewers for the unique, low-hassle experience which is underpinning the rise of strategic marketing and AI in the TV promotion space. Seizing the opportunity in the FAST space in 2019, Gary discusses with Toby the key elements of launching a FAST channel, such as their ‘SoReal’ channel, now on Roku, and how to successfully give value to viewers. Toby and Gary also discuss their predictions for the upcoming developments in the D2C space as more and more join the FAST and AVOD streaming model. Here is a breakdown of the topics discussed in the episode: The main focus for All3Media in the AVOD and FAST space and how they see this market evolving The role of different stakeholders, platforms and gateways in the delivery of FAST channels The future of AVOD and FAST content including exclusive originals and FTV FAST content How All3Media is approaching the D2C space All3Media's outlook for scripted content Listen now. 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
30:54
June 22, 2022
Joyn on delivering a unique consumer experience with the power of local content | Inside Content Podcast
Joyn on delivering a unique consumer experience with the power of local content | Inside Content Podcast
In this episode, Toby Russell is joined by Tassilo Raesig, CEO of Joyn, a cross-provider streaming platform based in Germany. As one of the founding members of Joyn, Tassilo has been a significant player in building Joyn into the truly unique platform it is today, as they aim to disrupt the landscape through investing in the power of local content, providing their consumers with an unparalleled experience. With extensive experience working across various areas of the business such as engineering, product and marketing and with a close focus on content acquisition and procurement, Tassilo has scaled Joyn’s product offering into an enormously profitable model that puts entertainment needs of the post-pandemic consumer at its focus. Built as an AVOD / SVOD hybrid, Tassilo discusses how Joyn has honed in on both the power of free and paid content simultaneously as well as understanding the demand for linear TV and FAST in response to consumer’s choice paralysis. Here is a breakdown of the topics discussed in the episode: Joyn’s proposition in the German market The balance between local originals, US and other international acquisitions and content from the channels Joyn carries and how this is evolving evolving How important linear TV is to Joyn's service The importance of distribution via partners for long-term strategy How AVOD and SVOD models work together with Joyn and Joyn Premium The most exciting upcoming content on the Joyn platform Tassilo's thoughts on RTL's plan to enhance RTL+ with music from Deezer, podcasts, magazines and audiobooks 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
31:48
June 08, 2022
The best of AVOD with Samsung, Roku and Lionsgate | Inside Content Podcast
The best of AVOD with Samsung, Roku and Lionsgate | Inside Content Podcast
What is the strategy behind the increasing success of AVOD services and how is it driving the shift to streaming? On this special episode, we revisit some of our most insightful episodes from executives in the world of AVOD streaming platforms. Jack Davison catches up with Jim Packer, President of Worldwide TV and Digital Distribution at Lionsgate, and Jonathan Nickell talks with both Rob Holmes, Head of Programming at Roku, and Richard Jakeman European Head of Business Development at Samsung, about what makes a successful AVOD and what opportunities there are for growth. Here is a breakdown of the topics discussed in the episode: [01:10] Rob Holmes on the transition to streaming and the power of free content [06:58] Jim Packer on whether he considers AVOD to be a major growth area for Lionsgate? [12:38] Richard Jakeman on The continued importance of AVOD 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
19:47
May 25, 2022
MX Player on the importance of recognising your audience to succeed | Inside Content Podcast
MX Player on the importance of recognising your audience to succeed | Inside Content Podcast
How does MX Player succeed in a market where even Netflix is struggling? What are all the different layers of market within India? How did MX Player use AVOD to bring premium content to an untapped audience? Jack Davison discusses all of this and more with Mansi Shrivastav, SVP Content Acquisitions & Partnerships, in this new exclusive episode of Inside Content! For over two decades, Mansi has been a professional and leader in Media & Entertainment space working with India’s biggest Media Conglomerates. As SVP Content Acquisitions, Alliances & Distribution, MX Player she has been  instrumental in creating India’s biggest VOD service that’s transformed the current digital landscape  by building first in-kind, path breaking & unique content strategies to expand market size with a  robust and diversified content portfolio. Having been the catalyst in changing the Digital Content  game in India, her vision is to further expand consumption across international dubbed & regional  content categories as well as providing relevant & strong content offering across global markets of  MX Player-creating an entertainment destination for the digital-first viewer across geographies. She has also conceptualised & laid foundations for some of India’s leading TV channels – Movies Now, Romedy Now, MN+ & Channel V overseeing the Programming & Content Strategies which ensured market leadership in respective segments. Blending a meticulous focus on the consumer with a vision for compelling content has been her biggest enabler in creating long-lasting market  trends & noteworthy products/brands with a strong value proposition. 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
35:24
April 27, 2022
Samsung on their partner's interest in FAST and AVOD's continued importance | Inside Content Podcast
Samsung on their partner's interest in FAST and AVOD's continued importance | Inside Content Podcast
How do you get your FAST channel onto Samsung TV Plus? What is Samsung's relationship with global streamers? How are Samsung balancing quality vs volume? In this episode Jonathan Nickell discusses all of this with Richard Jakeman, European Head of Business Development at Samsung as well as the continued development of Samsung TV Plus, in this new exclusive episode of Inside Content! Richard Jakeman is European Head of Business Development at Samsung Electronics where he oversees Smart TV, Mobile & Gaming operations. Joining Samsung in 2016, Richard previously held multiple roles at Sky, including International Commercial Manager and Product Lead for HD and 3D TV. With over 19 years experience working within the fast-paced European OTT/Digital/Pay TV and mobile telecoms industries, Richard also brings leadership, strategy and comms experience from his successful career in the British military. 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
21:07
April 06, 2022
Eleven Sports on navigating the sports content industry | Inside Content Podcast
Eleven Sports on navigating the sports content industry | Inside Content Podcast
In this episode, our COO Jonathan Nickell, talks to Anouk Mertens CEO of NEO Studios part of the Eleven Sports group. We talk about the role of NEO within Eleven Sports, how Eleven Sports is challenging the sports content Industry with its blend of live-sports and sports documentaries, Eleven's platform agnostic approach in distributing content globally, as well as its unique expansion strategy. Anouk Mertens launched the sports and lifestyle production company NEO Studios with Aser Ventures chairman Andrea Radrizzani in 2019. She is responsible for running NEO Studios’ global operations and for commissioning new projects. She was Executive Producer on the award-winning sports docuseries Leeds United: Take us Home and The Giants. Anouk combines her role with NEO, with the position of Chief Content Officer for NEO’s parent company the ELEVEN Group. Anouk was previously ELEVEN Group COO and before that MD for ELEVEN Belgium. Anouk began her career in broadcast media as a producer on the 2002 World Cup with Broodkast in Belgium before going on to hold leadership roles with cable operator Telenet and media company Sanoma in Belgium. Here is breakdown of the topics discussed in this episode: [02:11] Eleven Sports [04:35] Live Sports Industry  [07:18] Competition  [10:11] Distribution Strategies [12:23] Asia [13:57] NEO Studios [20:31] Streaming Wars [23:25] Future of Eleven Sports 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
28:22
March 23, 2022
RTE on the advantages of partnerships and co-productions | Inside Content Podcast
RTE on the advantages of partnerships and co-productions | Inside Content Podcast
What are the advantages of partnering with public broadcasters? What is the importance of co-productions for RTE? What are the differences in partnering with a public broadcaster like RTE compared to a global SVOD service? Dermot discusses with Jack Davison, our Executive VP, about all this as well as Intellectual Property, the packaging of major drama co-productions, international content acquisitions and other topics.  Dermot Horan is Director of Acquisitions & Co-Productions at RTÉ, Ireland’s Public Service Broadcaster. In his acquisitions role he has secured for RTÉ the likes of The Handmaid’s Tale, Killing Eve, The People Vs O.J.Simpson, The Big Bang Theory, and Homeland. He is also responsible for international co-productions, and pre-buys including the likes of Normal People, The Fall, and Death and Nightingales. He has recently put together the deals on behalf of RTÉ for Smother with BBC Studios and Kin with Bron Studios. He has the role at RTÉ to invest in Irish feature films, including the likes of Oscar nominated Brooklyn with Saoirse Ronan, Rosie with Sarah Greene and The Guard with Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle. He co-ordinates RTÉ's partnerships with outside bodies and represents RTÉ in its dealings with the Screen Ireland (formerly the Irish Film Board), SPI (Screen Producers Ireland) and Animation Ireland. He is also a Vice President of the EBU TV Committee which commissions the Eurovision Song Contest and has its own co-production and development fund. Here is breakdown of the topics discussed in this episode: [3:35] Dermot's Role [6:07] Co-Productions [8:33] Partnerships with global broadcasters [16:01] Intellectual Property [24:15] International Content Acquisitions in the face of rising exclusivity [32:53] Innovation as a broadcaster FREE webinar on-demand ‘The D2C Streaming Wars: Disney, Netflix, Amazon and Beyond’: https://info.3vision.tv/d2c-streaming-wars-webinar 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
38:57
March 09, 2022
BBC Studios on distributing and selling formats globally | Inside Content Podcast
BBC Studios on distributing and selling formats globally | Inside Content Podcast
How important are formats for BBC Studio's content strategy? What exactly is the process to find a successful format? What does the BBC look for when selling a specific format globally? André discusses all of this in this exclusive episode with our CEO Toby Russell in Inside Content.  André Renaud is Senior Vice President of Global Format Sales for BBC Studios, leading all commercial sales and strategic activities for formats globally, outside of owned and invested production companies. Based in London, André joined BBC Studios in January 2017, to manage all lines of business in Italy & Iberia before taking on additional responsibilities for format sales in Western Europe. In his current role, he works closely with partners to licence and localise formats such as Dancing with the Stars, The Great Bake Off and Doctor Foster and leads a dedicated format sales team across BBC Studios offices around the world including London, Miami and Sao Paulo. He has overseen the licensing of Dancing with the Stars to its 60th territory of Mongolia, Bake Off into new countries such as Kenya and Slovakia, and Weakest Link to Russia, Greece and the Netherlands. Prior to these roles, André worked at ITV Studios for 12 years, managing content and format sales across various regions in EMEA as well as format production partnerships, bringing format brands like Come Dine with Me to Belgium and South Africa, and Hell’s Kitchen to Italy. Here is breakdown of the topics discussed in this episode: [1:55] BBC Studios formats business [5:08] Process of finding a successful format  [7:14] Growth of Formats for BBC Studios [15:39] Creative relationship between regions and producers of formatted shows [18:48] Partnering with streamers [22:32] How localised content and formats can travel globally [25:58] Formula for a successful format FREE webinar on-demand ‘The D2C Streaming Wars: Disney, Netflix, Amazon and Beyond’: https://info.3vision.tv/d2c-streaming-wars-webinar 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
33:06
February 23, 2022
TV Industry Trends 2022 Survey | Inside Content Podcast
TV Industry Trends 2022 Survey | Inside Content Podcast
The 3Vision annual Trends Survey is here, collating feedback from senior media executives. In this episode Jack Thomas Manager at 3Vision and Jack Davison Executive Vice President discuss our 2022 Trends survey. They discuss topics ranging from the increase in drama productions, global streamer prospects, local content and much more.  Here is breakdown of the topics discussed in this episode: [3:31] Asia Market Potential Growth   [7:01] Drama Production [11:26] Global Streamer Prospects  [14:45] Local Content [21:24] AVOD  [28:05] Movies and Windowing FREE webinar on-demand ‘The D2C Streaming Wars: Disney, Netflix, Amazon and Beyond’: https://info.3vision.tv/d2c-streaming-wars-webinar 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
32:28
February 09, 2022
WarnerMedia on the strategy and growth of HBO Max | Inside Content Podcast
WarnerMedia on the strategy and growth of HBO Max | Inside Content Podcast
What are WarnerMedia’s current content strategies with the accelerated rollout of HBO Max? Pierre discusses his predictions for the future, WarnerMedia’s windowing strategy, and the hybrid system between WarnerMedia’s linear and SVOD business. Pierre speaks with Jonathan Nickell, COO of 3Vision on a wide range of topics including WarnerMedia’s distribution and B2B plans. Pierre Branco is Country Manager for France, Benelux, Middle East and Africa and Head of Distribution and Ad-Sales EMEA at WarnerMedia. As a Country Manager, he has responsibility for WarnerMedia’s businesses in each region ensuring the implementation of WarnerMedia’s EMEA strategy. As Head of Distribution and Ad-sales, his responsibility includes defining and executing the HBO Max & WM channels B2B distribution & partnerships strategy, as well as managing the linear and digital ad sales activities across EMEA. Here is breakdown of the topics discussed in this episode: [1:23] Linear and SVOD Strategy [8:14] Windowing [10:11] WarnerMedia’s Hybrid Model [17:37] HBO Max Bundling Opportunities [20:27] Local Content [23:34] 3rd Party Sales [26:36] Windowing Evolution [29:54] HBO Max’s future FREE webinar on-demand ‘The D2C Streaming Wars: Disney, Netflix, Amazon and Beyond’: https://info.3vision.tv/d2c-streaming-wars-webinar 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
36:25
January 26, 2022
Discover Digital on how to launch a VOD service in Africa | Stephen Watson
Discover Digital on how to launch a VOD service in Africa | Stephen Watson
Are data costs the achilles heel to the success of a VOD service in Africa? Stephen discusses data and subscription costs and the importance of the right content mix. Stephen speaks with Jonathan Nickell, COO of 3Vision on a wide range of topics including the importance of sports on the continent, the role of linear and Telkom’s strategy. Stephen is the Executive Director of Discover Digital, a digital entertainment and video on demand services company which he established in 2013, to bring internet television solutions to the African market via Internet Service Providers, Broadcasters and Telecommunications Networks. Here is a breakdown of the topics discussed in this episode: [4:27] What are the challenges of launching a VOD service in Africa and who are the big players currently operating on the continent? [07:48] Are high data costs the reason OTT services aren’t successful in Africa? [9:49] What are the billing challenges when launching a VOD service in Africa? [13:23] What can you tell us about Telkom’s strategy of bringing a product to market? [20:10] How important is local content on the continent?  [25:21] Sport is another key element of a successful VOD service, how do you see this space evolving? [30:36] What do you think is next for DStv? [32:55] What is the role of linear on the continent and do you think it will still be relevant in ten years time? FREE webinar on-demand ‘The D2C Streaming Wars: Disney, Netflix, Amazon and Beyond’: https://info.3vision.tv/d2c-streaming-wars-webinar 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
39:09
December 15, 2021
Pact on the impact of the potential Channel 4 privatisation | John McVay OBE
Pact on the impact of the potential Channel 4 privatisation | John McVay OBE
What is the impact of the potential Channel 4 privatisation on the independent production sector? John discusses how if the channel is sold, it would have a detrimental impact on the creative sector.John speaks with Jack Davison, EVP of 3Vision on a wide range of topics including Pact’s mission and services and the independent production sector.John McVay OBE is the Chief Executive of Pact the UK’s leading Trade Association for Film, TV, Animation, Children’s and Digital production companies. John contributes to many UK government and international policy fora on the creative industries, broadcasting, trade and investment. He also has extensive experience of policy development across all aspects of broadcasting and television production and leads on all Pact policy development in the UK and Europe.  Here is a breakdown of the topics discussed in this episode: [2:00] What is Pact’s mission? [7:49] What support and services does Pact provide? [10:31] Pact’s policy and regulatory work [12:05]  Pact’s accelerator programme [16:07] The evolution of the independent production sector and the importance of IP [19:44] The impact of the potential Channel 4 privatisation FREE webinar on-demand ‘The D2C Streaming Wars: Disney, Netflix, Amazon and Beyond’: https://info.3vision.tv/d2c-streaming-wars-webinar 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
28:13
December 01, 2021
Sony Pictures Entertainment on the digital distribution landscape | Pete Wood
Sony Pictures Entertainment on the digital distribution landscape | Pete Wood
What are the next big trends in digital distribution? Pete discusses his predictions for the future, Sony Pictures ‘arms dealer’ approach and in-car entertainment. Pete speaks with Hayley Bull, director of 3Vision on a wide range of topics including their focus on communities of interest and the importance of theatrical distribution. Pete Wood serves as Senior Vice President, New Digital Distribution at Sony Pictures Entertainment. Wood currently is part of the Global Distribution Group within Sony Pictures Television and is responsible for New Formats & Technology, One Sony Collaboration, B2B partnerships and New OTT Distribution. Here is a breakdown of the topics discussed in this episode: [1:23] How do you define ‘new’ media distribution [4:00] How do Sony Pictures Entertainment view in-car entertainment as a distribution opportunity? [5:24] What are the challenges faced by car manufacturers in the in-car entertainment sector? [8:45] The in-car entertainment access model versus creating unique elevated experiences  [19:11] The ‘arms dealer’ approach of Sony Pictures Entertainment [21:39] Sony Pictures commitment to theatrical distribution [25:26] The importance of specific communities of interest and their D2C services, Crunchyroll and Pure Flix  [28:36] What are the predictions for next big trends in digital distribution FREE webinar on-demand ‘The D2C Streaming Wars: Disney, Netflix, Amazon and Beyond’: https://info.3vision.tv/d2c-streaming-wars-webinar 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
33:55
November 17, 2021
Banijay Rights on changes in TV distribution | Cathy Payne
Banijay Rights on changes in TV distribution | Cathy Payne
How has the TV distribution market evolved? Cathy discusses how the growth of D2C and AVOD are key focuses and opportunities for the business.  Cathy speaks with Toby Russell, CEO of 3Vision on a wide range of topics including their upcoming slate and the recent Endemol Shine acquisition.  Cathy Payne serves as Chief Executive of Banijay Rights, setting and executing the business’ global distribution strategy for Banijay’s burgeoning catalogue of 110,000+ hours, which includes landmark brands, Survivor, Big Brother, MasterChef, Temptation Island, Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror, and many more.N.B this episode was recorded prior to MIPCOM. Here is a breakdown of the topics discussed in this episode: [2:40]  Banijay Rights and Endemol Shine’s catalogue and the merger [4:41] Is your content coming from in-house or third parties, what is the percentage split? [8:00] How has the TV distribution market changed in relation to rights, exclusivity, new services and windows? [9:44]  Does Banijay Rights see the new shift to D2C and vertical integration as an opportunity for the business? [14:13] How important is IP retention to Banijay Rights? [15:21] How do you see the TV distribution market changing in the next five years and do you think more consolidation will happen? [17:51] Is AVOD and FAST a key opportunity for Banijay Rights? [21:48] What are the key challenges of the AVOD market? FREE webinar on-demand ‘The D2C Streaming Wars: Disney, Netflix, Amazon and Beyond’: https://info.3vision.tv/d2c-streaming-wars-webinar 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
28:21
November 03, 2021
Struum on their approach to SVOD aggregation | Lauren ​​Devillier and Paul Pastor
Struum on their approach to SVOD aggregation | Lauren ​​Devillier and Paul Pastor
Is Struum’s unique credit based system the solution for reducing subscription fatigue and driving content discovery? Lauren and Paul discuss their approach to SVOD aggregation and the importance of data for discovery, recommendations and bundling across their platform.  Lauren and Paul speak with Jack Davison, EVP of 3Vision on a wide range of topics including their expansion plans, different partners and their new managed services approach. Lauren is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Struum.  As an award-winning senior executive in the digital media and entertainment industries, she has successfully led businesses for some of the world’s largest consumer brands including The Walt Disney Company and Microsoft.  Paul Pastor, an earlier leader in Direct-To-Consumer services, is currently co-founder of Struum and co-founder and Chief Business Officer for Firstlight Media, a leading OTT platform provider. Prior to his more recent entrepreneurial path, Paul powered brand, channel and show success at Discovery Communications and The Walt Disney Company.Here is a breakdown of the topics discussed in this episode: [5:53] SVOD subscription fatigue [06:47] Struum’s unique credit based system [9:29] The importance of data to drive discovery, recommendations and bundles [10:28] Struum’s full ingest model [14:13] Benefits of Struum to content platforms [19:55] Struum’s managed services approach to SVOD subscriptions [25:02] Struum’s unique selling point - access, discovery and value  [26:36] Struum’s expansion plans and key areas of focus FREE webinar on-demand ‘The D2C Streaming Wars: Disney, Netflix, Amazon and Beyond’: https://info.3vision.tv/d2c-streaming-wars-webinar 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
30:02
October 20, 2021
Roku on the future of streaming | Rob Holmes
Roku on the future of streaming | Rob Holmes
Is free ad-supported content (AVOD and FAST) driving the transition to streaming? Rob Holmes discusses Roku’s content acquisition strategy for the Roku channel as well as their partnership and expansion plans. Rob speaks with Jonathan Nickell, COO of 3Vision on a wide range of topics currently impacting the TV industry. These include Roku’s platform and operating system, content discovery and their role as a video service aggregator. Rob is the Vice President of Programming at Roku. He oversees the development and growth of The Roku Channel, a leading free ad supported service on the platform, as well as the overall programming strategy for America’s #1 TV streaming platform. Here is a breakdown of the topics discussed in this episode: [02:52] The Roku hardware business   [03:39] The different business units at Roku  [04:49] What is the difference between the Roku channel and Roku platform? [07:03] What is Roku’s global roll out plan? [11:22] The transition to streaming and power of free content  [12:44] Roku’s content acquisition strategy [14:26] Roku’s acquisition of Quibi [15:35] Are there plans to do other Roku originals? [16:39] How do you aid consumer discovery of content on the Roku channel [18:40] AI and ML for content recommendations on Roku channel [21:21] Roku and its role as a video service aggregator [24:15] What are the future trends for the TV industry and streaming? Resources: 3Vision Webinar: ‘The D2C Streaming Wars: Disney, Netflix, Amazon and Beyond’ on 7 October at 16:00 BST https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5816322514564/WN_D3S7D_eLTTis6XOfq9dnvA 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
27:60
October 06, 2021
How independent players can succeed in the TV industry | Gary Marenzi
How independent players can succeed in the TV industry | Gary Marenzi
Is collaboration the key to success for independent studios and entrepreneurs? Gary Marenzi discusses the benefits of a hybrid model with global streamers and local broadcasters. Gary speaks with Toby Russell, CEO of 3Vision on a wide range of topics currently impacting the TV industry. These include the evolution of content acquisition rights, AVOD, the Amazon and MGM merger and how the D2C approach by studios is an opportunity for the independents.  Gary Marenzi is the founder and CEO of Marenzi & Associates, which provides creative collaboration, strategic management advice and implementation for the media and entertainment industry. Prior to this, Gary held senior executive positions at ENDEAVOR CONTENT, MGM and Paramount Pictures. Here is a breakdown of the topics discussed in this episode: [04:20] How important is collaboration for independent players? [06:02] What are the benefits of working with a global streamer? [06:32] What is the upside of co-production deals with local broadcasters and players? [10:15] How are TV content acquisition rights evolving? [11:39] How difficult is to achieve second windows with other SVODs? [16:52] What were the learnings you took from working at Endeavour in relation to packaging high level global dramas?  [19:27] How have output deals changed? [21:03] Do you see the D2C approach taken by studios as an opportunity for independents? [22:35] What is the development market like at the moment? [26:36] What are your thoughts on the Amazon and MGM merger? [29:46] What is the future for AVOD and FAST? Resources: 3Vision Webinar: ‘The D2C Streaming Wars: Disney, Netflix, Amazon and Beyond’ on 7 October at 16:00 BST https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5816322514564/WN_D3S7D_eLTTis6XOfq9dnvA 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
37:12
September 22, 2021
Keshet International on changes in TV distribution | Kelly Wright & Rose Hughes
Keshet International on changes in TV distribution | Kelly Wright & Rose Hughes
How have content licensing deals changed? Kelly and Rose discuss the impact of new D2C streaming video platforms, digital-first distribution strategies and windowing. Jack Davison, EVP at 3Vision sits down with Kelly and Rose from Keshet International to discuss the growth of international formats, AVOD and the recent media conglomerate mergers. Keshet International is a leading global content producer and distributor and part of the Keshet Media Group, Israel’s most successful media company.  Kelly Wright is the SVP of Distribution and New Business and Rose Hughes is the VP of sales. Here is a breakdown of the topics discussed in this episode: [02:52] Introduction to Keshet International [06:08] How has the distribution market evolved? [13:58] How has the surge of new D2C streaming video platforms impacted the TV market? [15:58] What are the key challenges of these new D2C vertically integrated models? [18:55] How have content licensing deals changed in respect to exclusivity and windowing? [19:27] How has the shift to digital-first distribution strategies impacted your business? [24:51] Can you tell us about the growth of the international format business? [34:10] Do you consider AVOD to be a major growth area? [42:08] What impact do you think the media conglomerate mergers are having on the TV landscape? Resources: Podcast show notes  - https://www.3vision.tv/news-insights/inside-content-kelly-wright-rose-hughes-keshet-international/ 3Vision Webinar: ‘The Future of TV - Global Content Distribution Trends’ 6 May at 16:00 BST https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2416189989404/WN_u9UIPe5xQjq4aKLDkcCrRQ 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
44:38
July 07, 2021
Yes Studios on the Israeli TV export market | Danna Stern
Yes Studios on the Israeli TV export market | Danna Stern
Why is the Israeli TV export market so successful? Danna explains that Israeli’s are natural storytellers and discusses how the regulation of the Israeli TV production market has allowed them to take bigger creative risks. Hayley Bull, director at 3Vision sits down with Danna Stern, managing director of Yes Studios to discuss the importance of original programming, the changing landscape of distribution as well as their two critically acclaimed shows Fauda and Shtisel. Danna is in charge of sales, distribution and development of premium Israeli content for international platforms. She is an international television veteran, having managed all aspects of programming, content acquisitions, channel creation and branding in her previous role at yesTV. Here is a breakdown of the topics discussed in this episode: [03:29] How has the media landscape changed in relation to acquisition and original content programming? [05:50] What were the key learnings from your partnership with Netflix on Fauda? [09:23] How has the distribution landscape changed? [15:04] How has vertical integration and D2C services impacted Yes Studios? [17:29] Why is the Israeli TV export market so successful? [19:13] How does the regulation of the Israeli TV production impact your business? [26:25] Can you tell us about your engaged social media communities, in particular Shtisel? [35:11] What impact has COVID-19 had on local productions? [40:01] What upcoming shows are you most excited about? Resources: Future of TV Webinar https://www.3vision.tv/news-insights/free-webinar-the-future-of-tv 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
43:31
June 23, 2021
StarzPlay on their ‘partner-first’ distribution strategy | Darren Nielson
StarzPlay on their ‘partner-first’ distribution strategy | Darren Nielson
What is StarzPlay’s ‘partner-first’ approach? Darren discusses the importance of working collaboratively and their different business models. Toby Russell, CEO of 3Vision sits down with Darren Nielson, SVP of Starz to discuss StarzPlay’s positioning in the market, their relationship with parent company Lionsgate and the need for streaming video aggregators. Darren Nielson is the SVP of Business Development at Starz. He has been responsible for launching StarzPlay in over 30 countries, including building dozens of distribution partnerships across global OTT platforms, local telcos and retail partners. Here is a breakdown of the topics discussed in this episode: [01:33] What is StarzPlay’s content curation strategy? [07:07] What is StarzPlay’s partner distribution approach? [13:15] What are the different partnership business models that StarzPlay offers? [14:00] What is your managed service approach for partners? [15:52] Do you have access to partners data? [17:40] Do you think there is a need for streaming video aggregators in the market? [19:55] Can you tell us about Starz relationship with Lionsgate? How important is that in-house content relationship? [25:17] There is a lot of consolidation happening in the industry such as the Amazon and MGM merger - will this impact your strategy? [28:00] What shows have you got coming up that you are excited about? Resources: Future of TV Webinar: https://www.3vision.tv/news-insights/free-webinar-the-future-of-tv 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
31:06
June 09, 2021
ScreenHits TV on the future of video service aggregation | Rose Adkins Hulse
ScreenHits TV on the future of video service aggregation | Rose Adkins Hulse
Are streaming video aggregators the answer to subscription fatigue and navigating a world of too much choice? Rose Adkins Hulse discusses their ScreenHits TV app and their content curation strategy. Rose speaks with Jack Davison, EVP of 3Vision on a wide range of topics currently impacting the TV industry including the importance of search and discovery, SVOD churn, bundling and the future for Pay TV. Rose Adkins Hulse is the founder of technology company ScreenHits TV, a streaming video aggregator app that allows consumers to access different streaming services (free, SVOD and live online TV) together in a single interface. . Prior to this, Rose worked at noted organisations including The Hollywood Reporter, NBC Universal and The Sundance Institute. Here is a breakdown of the topics discussed in this episode: [02:24] What are the key benefits to the consumer for using a streaming video aggregator app like ScreenHits TV? [05:21] How is discovery and search functionality enhanced by using a video service aggregator? [09:10] How important is bundling to ScreenHits TV strategy and will you be working with any global streamers? [11:37] Can you tell us about ScreenHits TV business model? [16:37] How does ScreenHits TV help reduce SVOD churn for its partners? [17:47] What is your content curation strategy for your platform? [20:01] Do you think there is room for other video service aggregators in the market? What about niche aggregators? [24:36] What is the future for Pay TV and are they well placed to take on the role of the the super aggregators? Resources: Super Aggregators of TV Content White Paper: https://www.3vision.tv/news-insights/super-aggregators-of-tv-content 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
34:32
May 26, 2021
Lionsgate on AVOD and the importance of data analysis | Jim Packer
Lionsgate on AVOD and the importance of data analysis | Jim Packer
What is Lionsgate’s AVOD strategy? Jim Packer discusses the importance of analysing AVOD data to help drive future growth. Jim speaks with Jack Davison, EVP of 3Vision on a wide range of topics including the evolution of different licensing models, COVID-19 content consumption trends, the importance of research and their partnership with STARZPLAY. Jim Packer is President of Worldwide Television Distribution at Lionsgate. He oversees the distribution, licensing and marketing of Lionsgate’s diverse slate of feature films, one of the largest independent television businesses in the world, a 17,000-title film and television library and a robust slate of STARZ programming to a broad range of digital and linear platforms around the world.. Here is a breakdown of the topics discussed in this episode: [02:50] An overview of your role at Lionsgate and your content library [07:28] How has the role of the distributor fundamentally changed? [08:14] What is Lionsgate’s research strategy? [10:27] How has the pandemic changed consumer TV and film consumption behaviour? [11:42] Has COVID-19 impacted how you conduct business in other territories? [15:20] What are the different licensing approaches you have undertaken for films during the pandemic? [17:44] What are your thoughts on the different licensing models and windowing strategies currently being used by other Studios? [22:05] Do you consider AVOD to be a major growth area for Lionsgate? [28:18] Can you tell us more about your partnership with STARZPLAY? [33:30] What TV shows have you got coming up that you are excited about? Resources: 3Vision Webinar: ‘The Future of TV - Global Content Distribution Trends’ https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3816203734984/WN_u9UIPe5xQjq4aKLDkcCrRQ 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
37:47
May 12, 2021
VICE Studios on their AVOD approach and strategic partnerships| Kate Ward
VICE Studios on their AVOD approach and strategic partnerships| Kate Ward
The importance of AVOD to VICE’s distribution strategy. Kate discusses the complex distribution ecosystem and how the traditional windowing strategy is being challenged. Kate speaks with Hayley Bull, Director of 3Vision on the launch of VICE’s distribution arm during COVID-19, strategic partnerships including SBS Australia and the importance of their linear TV business. Kate Ward is President of VICE Studios, VICE Media Group’s international television and feature film production arm.   The business encompasses the development, production, financing and distribution of quality English and local language scripted, entertainment and factual content. Here is a breakdown of the topics discussed in this episode: [01:40] Introduction to VICE Media Group and the lines of business [05:13] You launched your new VICE distribution arm during the height of the pandemic, what were the key learnings? [07:08]  What impact did Covid-19 have on TV production? [09.15] Can you tell us more about VICE’s partnership with All4? [10:37] is AVOD an important focus for VICE? [15:45] How does VICE balance supplying shows to your own services (vertical integration) versus licensing content to third party services? Have you established a windowing structure that works? [19:08] How important are Vice's linear TV channels to the business? [21:03] How important are strategic partnerships (i.e. SBS Australia) to your distribution strategy? [22:47] What do you think VICE's relationships with Pay TV services will look like in the future? [24:32] Can you give us an idea of the scale and focus for VICE Studios, including global productions and plans for the future? [28:20] What new shows are you excited about? Resources: Register for our free webinar ‘The Future of TV’ 6 May at 16:00 BST http://bit.ly/Webinar-Future-of-TV-P 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
30:32
April 28, 2021
MultiChoice on their local content strategy | Aletta Alberts
MultiChoice on their local content strategy | Aletta Alberts
Update: We were incredibly saddened to hear the news of Aletta Alberts passing, she was a fantastic leader at MultiChoice and an African television pioneer. She will be truly missed. How important is local TV content in Africa? Aletta Alberts discusses MultiChoice’s focus on local content and how people on the continent want to see a reflection of themselves. Aletta talks with our COO Jonathan Nickell on a wide range of topics currently facing the TV industry including Covid-19 productions, piracy and internet connectivity in Africa. Aletta Alberts is the Executive Head of Content, Strategy and Third Party Channels at MultiChoice. She is a media content strategist and innovator and has over 30 years’ experience in the competitive African television market. Here is a break down of what we discussed in the podcast: - [01:50] How important is local TV content in Africa? - [03:15 ]What is MultiChoice’s local content strategy? - [05:10] How do you curate your content for your TV channels, is it via In-house production or content acquisition? - [05:44] How has Covid-19 impacted your TV productions? - [06:28] Can you tell us about any innovative TV shows you have produced during Covid-19? - [08:39] Is MultiChoice's investment in local TV content providing a return on investment? - [09:44] How are MultiChoice adapting their local TV content for different countries? - [11:27] How have you sourced different TV content during Covid-19? - [13:55] With more OTT streaming services launching globally, do you plan to take a super aggregator approach? - [16:53] Is TV content piracy still a big issue in Africa? - [18:16] STV and ETV don’t do much online, do you think that is going to change? - [19:52] What do you think the role of Telcos will be in Africa for bringing TV content to the wider audience? - [26:23] With Premium Free launching, do you think services like this are likely to be successful? - [29:18] What is the future for MultiChoice and where will the developments be? Resources: 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv Super Aggregator of TV Content White Paper - https://www.3vision.tv/news-insights/super-aggregators-of-tv-content 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
32:51
April 14, 2021
MGM on the impact of COVID-19 and PVOD | Chris Ottinger
MGM on the impact of COVID-19 and PVOD | Chris Ottinger
How has Covid impacted MGM’s business? Chris Ottinger discusses how they have pivoted their approach in response to global cinema closures and their PVOD strategy. Chris talks with our COO Jonathan Nickell on a wide range of topics currently impacting the entertainment industry. These include the rise of AVOD, international SVOD markets, Amazon and MGM’s third party licensing approach. Chris Ottinger is the President of Worldwide Television Distribution & Acquisitions at MGM. He leads the global distribution strategy and operations for MGM’s exceptional portfolio of television series, feature films and formats on a worldwide basis including managing MGM’s over-the-air broadcast networks, branded film channels and on-demand services. Here is a breakdown of the topics discussed in this episode: - [4.00] How has COVID-19 impacted MGM’s film and television business? What has your strategy been for PVOD? - [9.35] After the pandemic, will MGM continue with PVOD? - [12.54] Have MGM tested different pricing for PVOD and has there been any price sensitivity? - [14.08] What do you think MGM’s major growth markets will be? - [18.37] MGM have recently launched in Africa, has that been successful? - [20.40] In markets where MGM’s own products might struggle to surface, do you have a different strategy for those territories? - [22.40] Does MGM see AVOD as a high growth area? - [27.02] What upcoming shows or movies are you excited about? - [31.30] The latest Bond film, 'No Time to Die' Resources: 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv Super Aggregator of TV Content White Paper - https://www.3vision.tv/news-insights/super-aggregators-of-tv-content 3Vision LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
34:05
March 31, 2021
SVT on their Digital first approach and box-setting | Stephen Mowbray
SVT on their Digital first approach and box-setting | Stephen Mowbray
What is SVT’s digital first approach? The highly innovative Swedish and Nordic market is leading the way in many trends, Stephen Mowbray discusses the importance of SVT play and how they plan to release big TV shows in box-set format each week. Stephen talks with our CEO Toby Russell on a wide range of topics including their European acquisition strategy, the SVOD market, Netflix and audience consumption habits in Sweden. Stephen Mowbray is Head of Acquisitions at SVT. He has been with the Swedish public broadcaster for 13 years, driving strategy and negotiating major deals and packages. Here is a break down of the topics discussed in this episode: - [1.31] About SVT, (The BBC of Sweden) - [3.03] How is SVT Play performing in comparison to your linear channels? - [3:50] How is SVT localising TV content for its audiences. Are there any key genres you are focusing on? - [5.19] What are the key markets you acquire TV content from? How important is US content? - [7:04] SVT digital first approach and box-setting - [9:30] How has Netflix impacted TV audience consumption habits in Sweden? - [11:18] Will linear TV become less relevant in the Swedish and Nordic market? - [13:01] The SVOD market in Sweden is already saturated, do you see further growth in this area? - [18:14] Why do you think Dublin Murders performed so well? - [21:39] Can you tell us more about your digital first TV strategy for the summer? - [24.58] How has Covid-19 impacted SVT’s content acquisition strategy, how you select content and also timeframes? Resources: 3Vision Website: https://www.3vision.tv Super Aggregator of TV Content White Paper - https://www.3vision.tv/news-insights/super-aggregators-of-tv-content 3Vision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3vision 3Vision Twitter: @3Vision
34:08
March 18, 2021
Paramount Pictures on in-car entertainment and D2C content | Ted Schilowitz
Paramount Pictures on in-car entertainment and D2C content | Ted Schilowitz
In this episode our Director Hayley Bull speaks with Ted Schilowitz, Futurist, Paramount Pictures. They discuss video entertainment in connected vehicles, producing content for D2C services, the future for cinemas and looking beyond Paramount Plus. Ted spends his time and pursues his passion in a unique role in the motion picture entertainment industry. As the Futurist at Paramount pictures, Ted works with studio leadership and the technology teams at Paramount / Viacom/ CBS, exploring forms of new and emerging technologies, with an emphasis on Virtual and Mixed Reality. Ted is no stranger to a podcast, you can catch him on his weekly podcast, This Week in XR Podcast, with Forbes tech columnist Charlie Fink. If you would like to get in contact with Ted, he can be reached on Twitter @VirtualTedS
37:21
March 03, 2021
SBS Australia on content curation and shunning algorithms | Peter Andrews
SBS Australia on content curation and shunning algorithms | Peter Andrews
In this episode our CEO Toby Russell caught up with Peter Andrews, Head of Network Programming - Television and Online, SBS Australia. Peter talks us through the competitive Australian TV market, their content strategy and acquisition plan and the innovative SBS On-demand service.
48:36
February 24, 2021
Fremantle on their content strategy and Covid-19 | Jamie Lynn
Fremantle on their content strategy and Covid-19 | Jamie Lynn
In this episode our CEO Toby Russell caught up with Jamie Lynn, EVP Co-production & Distribution EMEA at Fremantle. As well as giving us the insider view on the evolution of Fremantle’s production and distribution business Jamie reveals how the deal to produce the high profile COVID drama ’This Spectred Isle with was put together with Sky in the UK.
47:56
February 17, 2021
TV Trends to watch in 2021 | 3Vision's Trend Survey Results
TV Trends to watch in 2021 | 3Vision's Trend Survey Results
In this episode our EVP Jack Davison & Senior Manager Liam Costello discuss the results of our 2021 Trends Survey, where we collected industry expert views on the most important and dynamic sectors including Direct to Consumer services, SVOD, Drama Production, Licensing, Free TV Broadcaster innovation and AVOD.
42:39
February 12, 2021
ViacomCBS on their licensing strategy and AVOD | Barry Chamberlain
ViacomCBS on their licensing strategy and AVOD | Barry Chamberlain
This episode our CEO Toby Russell managed to catch up with Barry Chamberlain before he leaves ViacomCBS after 21 successful and eventful years. They discuss how COVID has impacted international TV sales while building a new combined sales team, the ViacomCBS licensing strategy as Paramount+ launches and Barry explains the concept of “parachute programming”.
35:57
December 21, 2020
Banijay Rights on the Endemol Shine Group acquisition | Matt Creasey
Banijay Rights on the Endemol Shine Group acquisition | Matt Creasey
This episode our CEO Toby Russell speaks with Matt Creasey, EVP of Banijay Rights. They discuss the recent Endemol Shine acquisition, how they have reacted to COVID19, insights into the premium drama co-production space and how global streamer like Apple are open for business. They also explore the growing opportunities in AVOD.
35:50
December 09, 2020
ViacomCBS on COVID-19 TV viewing trends | Christian Kurz
ViacomCBS on COVID-19 TV viewing trends | Christian Kurz
This week our CEO Toby Russell speaks with Christian Kurz, SVP Global Consumer Insights at ViacomCBS. Christian provides amazing research on how COVID19 has impacted viewing trends and how VIacomCBS see the evolution of the content world.
43:44
November 18, 2020
Eutelsat on OTT and HD in the African TV market | Christoph Limmer
Eutelsat on OTT and HD in the African TV market | Christoph Limmer
This episode our COO Jonathan speaks with Christoph Limmer, EVP of Commercial Development at Eutelsat. They discuss the rise of OTT in Africa & the increasing demand of HD.
27:36
November 04, 2020
TRACE TV on Africa's linear and VOD landscape and TRACE Play | Olivier Laouchez
TRACE TV on Africa's linear and VOD landscape and TRACE Play | Olivier Laouchez
In this episode our COO Jonathan speaks with Olivier Laouchez - Co-founder, chairman & CEO of TRACE TV. They discuss the movement of linear to VOD in Africa, the dominant pay platforms DSTV and Canal+ & also TRACE’S new OTT service ’TRACE Play’.
35:14
October 21, 2020
NBCUniversal on how carriage deals are changing in response to on-demand | Jo Sherlock
NBCUniversal on how carriage deals are changing in response to on-demand | Jo Sherlock
This episode, our COO Jonathan sits down with Jo Sherlock, SVP of Commercial EMEA at NBCUniversal. They discuss how the market for channel carriage deals in EMEA is changing in response to the growth of On-Demand.
31:10
October 07, 2020
Starz on their Lionsgate partnership and Starz Originals | Jeff Cooke
Starz on their Lionsgate partnership and Starz Originals | Jeff Cooke
This episode our CEO Toby Russell sits down with Jeff Cooke, VP Programming at Starz. They discuss how Jeff and the team have worked with their parent Lionsgate and distribution partners to acquire stand-out content for their SVOD service StarzPlay and successfully launch across key Western European and Latin American markets, with many more to come. Alongside the Starz Originals, get the inside story behind the acquisitions of some of StarzPlay's marquee titles including Normal People (Endeavor) and The Act (NBCU) as well as the opportunities they continue to seize on a local level, such as Killing Eve in Germany. They also discuss how Starz Play has secured rights to the iconic series Mad Men in an innovative new non-exclusive licensing agreement which will see the show also appear on Amazon/IMDB TV and AMC and StarzPlay. To see the latest titles from StarzPlay in your territory head over to StarzPlay.com Reach out to Jeff via email at jeff.cooke@starz.com Reach out to us at 3Vision.tv
28:40
September 23, 2020
British Film Institute on BFI player and their virtual film festival | Ed Humphrey
British Film Institute on BFI player and their virtual film festival | Ed Humphrey
This episode our CEO Toby sits down with Ed Humphrey, Director of Digital & Ventures at the British Film Institute. They discuss the innovative new ways the BFI have taken the archive to market and how it has adapted to successfully run its film festival in the era of COVID, alongside the opportunities this new landscape presents. Watch the greatest global cinema and more from the archive on the BFI Player Search for productions by where they were produced in the UK with the BFI Britain on Film Map Find out more about this year's online BFI London Film Festival Get in contact with Ed on Twitter @EdwardHumphrey Reach out to us at 3Vision.tv
51:02
September 09, 2020
Inside Content Trailer
Inside Content Trailer
The new podcast from 3Vision on the content industry. With decades of combined experience, we know the ins and outs of the industry like nobody else. Giving you VIP access to the insights and experiences of senior TV executives in an ever-changing and increasingly complex industry. Coming soon.
00:45
July 31, 2020