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True Crime: The Boom Continues. What’s Breaking Through?

The True Crime boom continues. And evolves. Ampere Analysis‘ findings presented at the recent MIPDOC capture how True Crime (in light blue) dominates all other genres in net added programs on four of the Big 5 major streaming platforms. And ID‘s disturbing Nickelodeon expose Quiet On Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV dominated minutes […]

Netflix Dominates the Streamers: Comparing 2023’s Most Viewed Unscripted Shows

Netflix rolls on, leaving its competitors far behind! Netflix just announced the second largest quarterly uptick in subscribers (13.1 million) in the company’s history, second only to Q1 2020 (15.8 million), which benefitted from the onset of the COVID pandemic. Cutbacks in spending on programs and marketing by Netflix’s streaming rivals is a key factor

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Docsville is the true streaming destination for documentary viewers worldwide. They are now inviting YOU to join this innovative streaming community for independent, thought-provoking and inspiring documentary films! For a limited time, Documentary Business readers can now enjoy a free 3-month subscription to Docsville where you can access all of their compelling documentary content from

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Netflix Dominates the Streamers: The Comparative Audience Makes a Big Statement

Netflix dominates its streaming competition. Spell that D-O-M-I-N-A-T-E-S! My survey of the audience for US streamers in 3Q’23 focused on the Top 2 Documentary and Reality programs for eight platforms. The chart tells the story: Legend The blue bar represents the US audience in thousands for the highest-rated unscripted program for each streamer in August

Congress ’23 Heads to Seattle, November 28–December 1, 2023

  This year, the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) takes place from November 28 to December 1 in Seattle, Washington. The host sponsor is National Geographic. Congress ’23 promises a dynamic lineup featuring thought-provoking sessions with key decision-makers from around the world—creating a unique opportunity for science and factual producers, digital producers,

Docsville: The Streaming Home for Amazing Indie Documentaries

Docsville is the real streaming destination for independent, thought-provoking and inspiring global documentary films. Docsville is designed for viewers who are looking to better understand our world and the key challenges of our time. Its curated offering spans the climate crisis to racism & inequality, true crime and inspiring personal stories. Docsville is your home

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The Music Documentary Rocks: New bios on Donna Summer, Willy Nelson and more…

Platforms and channels love to love the Music genre. Leading off with Willie Nelson & Family and Love to Love You, Donna Summer, Camran Shealy updates her January 2023 profiles with eight new commissions that feature musical celebrities and cultures. The Music Production Challenge at MIPCOM Sharing his best practices at my Meet the Expert session

The True Crime Boom: What’s Hot in 2023?

The True Crime genre boom continues. What kinds of stories do the streamers prefer? Who gets the greenlights? Does your project fit the market? With seventeen projects from Hulu, Netflix, Max, Showtime, Peacock and ID, we continue Camran Shealy‘s survey of the genre. Previous True Crime Posts Part 1 includes The Tinder Swindler.  Part 2