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The Music Documentary Challenge: Keeping the Peace Between Producers, Estate Stakeholders & Commissioners: A MIPCOM Webinar with Peter Worsley

Peter Worsley is a veteran documentary and concert film producer and distributor. He gave a standing-room only presentation at last month’s MIPCOM on the subject of Music documentary production in the age of Taylor Swift. The focus was balancing the integrity of the production with the interests of the Label, Music, Publisher, Artist Management and

Docsville Webinar: Meet the team creating the streaming home for indie documentaries

Docsville is the new streaming destination for independent, thought-provoking and inspiring global documentary films. Its curated offering spans the climate crisis to racism & inequality, true crime and inspiring personal stories. We recently grabbed the opportunity to speak with the Docsville team: James Ross, CEO of Lightning International Mark Froude, General Manager of Docsville Lawrence

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Nat Geo & Disney+: How They Balance Programming Strategies. A Pact Webinar

Nat Geo is a legendary brand for documentary filmmakers and viewers. But how is the Nat Geo channel evolving, now that it belongs to the Disney family and is a subsidiary brand to Disney+? Veteran programming executive Dan Salerno answers this question and more in our most recent webinar. Latest: Nat Geo Wild Loses Subscribers Following

TRUE ROYALTY: The Netflix for “super-engaged Royals fans”. A Podcast with CEO Gregor Angus (Republished)

Queen Elizabeth‘s passing reminded me of our 2019 coverage of TRUE ROYALTY, the ‘mega-niche’ streamer for “the 150M people worldwide who are Royal super-fans.” TRUE ROYALTY now carries a library of “450+ constantly-refreshed quality titles about Royalty today, around the world and throughout history.” First published, October 2019 TRUE ROYALTY is a London-based subscription video

Netflix & the Streamers Put a Blowtorch to the PayTV Model. What Do the Charts Say?

There’s a mixed bag of stories revealed in the charts that caught my eye during this rather slow Summer month. Bottom line: The shift to streaming is gathering pace: consumers are putting a blowtorch to the “melting icecube” of legacy broadcast and cable media. The data asks a big question:  Do Discovery, Peacock, Paramount, and

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Is Peacock the “New Quibi?” Wall Streeters say “Stop! Put a bullet in it!”

Influential Wall Street analysts Lightshed Partners report that NBCUniversal has spent $2.5 Billion on its Peacock streaming service. And what has it got? Peacock subscribers are stuck at around 14 million. There were zero subscriber gains for the recent quarter. Peacock lags far behind its competitors Netflix (221 million subscribers), Disney+ (138 Mn), HBO Max (77

Selling Your Documentary to the Streamers: Opportunities beyond Netflix and the Big 5. Podcast with Wendy Bernfeld

WENDY BERNFELD is a highly respected, veteran executive who has enjoyed industry-leading roles in film, PayTV, SVOD , international co-production and distribution. She is the Founder and Managing Director of the Amsterdam-based RIGHTS STUFF CONSULTANCY. In our absorbing conversation, she shares her detailed, practical knowledge about how to identify and sell to the many platforms