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  • AVoD start-up YouLook is on the hunt for factual, lifestyle, comedy
    AVoD start-up YouLook is on the hunt for factual, lifestyle, comedy

    LONDON SCREENINGS: David Smyth, co-founder and CEO of new UK-based AVoD service YouLook.tv, and director of acquisitions Benedicte Steinsrud reveal their programming strategy and acquisitions requirements. They also explore the impact of lockdown on the sector and the challenges and opportunities offered by the huge growth of ad-supported streaming in recent years.

  • Pedersen’s reasons to be cheerful
    Pedersen’s reasons to be cheerful

    LONDON SCREENINGS: Louise Pedersen, CEO of All3Media International, says that despite the events of 2020 there are reasons for the distribution sector to be cheerful. Not least among these are the growth in the acquisitions market, the resumption of production and the streaming boom.

  • Cineflix’s Bonney on new market opportunities
    Cineflix’s Bonney on new market opportunities

    LONDON SCREENINGS: Chris Bonney, CEO of London-based distributor Cineflix Rights, sees a dual opportunity in the market as lockdown-hit broadcasters seek more acquisitions to plug gaps in their schedules at the same time the US studios are retaining rights to their content for their own streamers.

  • C21TV roundtable explores new distribution challenges, opportunities, business models
    C21TV roundtable explores new distribution challenges, opportunities, business models

    LONDON SCREENINGS: As international buyers’ attention focuses on the UK this month, C21TV catches up with Beyond Rights’ Kate Llewellyn-Jones, Distribution360’s Diane Rankin and Richard Halliwell of NENT Studios UK to hear how the distribution landscape is changing and about the new challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in 2021.

  • Banijay Rights chief Cathy Payne on distribution trends and her industry outlook
    Banijay Rights chief Cathy Payne on distribution trends and her industry outlook

    Cathy Payne, CEO of Banijay Rights, tells C21TV how the pandemic has impacted the company and how the distribution sector has changed over the past year. She also explores the opportunities and challenges posed by the growth of streaming and offers some highlights of the company’s new programming slate.

  • Bailey Mackey on New Zealand's production boom and the future of Māori Television
    Bailey Mackey on New Zealand's production boom and the future of Māori Television

    BEYOND 2020: Bailey Mackey, CEO of Auckland-based factual and unscripted specialist Pango Productions, discusses the challenges smaller markets like New Zealand face in convincing major US streamers to commission local stories whilst the country experiences a production boom thanks to its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. The producer, writer, director and former pro rugby player also argues why some TV channels need to go online-only to keep up with young audiences.

  • M&A advisor Tom Manwaring on Avalon and All3Media's latest acquisitions plus the outlook for 2021
    M&A advisor Tom Manwaring on Avalon and All3Media's latest acquisitions plus the outlook for 2021

    BEYOND 2020: Tom Manwaring, partner at M&A advisor Helion Partners, discusses how the seismic events of 2020 changed media and entertainment and how the M&A sector is shaping up this year. He also reflects on the sale of The Agency to Avalon and Silverback to All3Media, acquisitions his firm facilitated over the past six months.

  • Jane Tranter on how Bad Wolf navigated last year and her concerns for the industry in 2021
    Jane Tranter on how Bad Wolf navigated last year and her concerns for the industry in 2021

    BEYOND 2020: Bad Wolf co-founder Jane Tranter discusses how the seismic events of 2020 changed media and entertainment and how the sector is shaping up for 2021. She reflects on how the firm completed the third and final season of Sky fantasy drama A Discovery of Witches during the pandemic, the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement, the growth of streaming and her fears for the viability of smaller indies amid Covid restrictions and higher related production costs.

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