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DRIVE NEW BUYERS REPORT- DOWNLOAD

The Drive New Buyers Report, compiled by WorkShare Consulting, revealed the number of VOD services launched in the US, UK and EU territories increased by a third (32%) from 2270 in 2017 to 3015 in 2020, with 745 new service launches in just four years. SEE...

C21: Asian buyers shop for factual at Drive

Broadcasters across Asia, including Hong Kong’s ViuTVsix and Japan’s NHK, have picked up a number of ready-made factual programmes from UK distributor Drive. ViuTVsix has taken a total of six titles, including Auschwitz Untold: In Colour (2×60’/1×90’), produced by UK indie Fulwell73 for local broadcaster Channel 4...

Bad Influencer premiere on BBC1 30 June

Belle Gibson: The influencer who lied about having cancer A new BBC documentary, Bad Influencer: The Great Insta Con, explores the downfall of one of Instagram's first "super influencers" - told through those who followed, adored and tried to mirror her lifestyle. In 2013, Kylie was six...

TBI Weekly: Navigating the changing world of buyers

Streamers dominate the headlines with big budget originals, but delve deeper and it’s spending on acquisitions that has soared over the past decade, to the tune of $38bn in 2020.  This is just one of the findings from The New Buyers report, which TBI has gained exclusive access to. Here are five...

Global streaming services surge by one-third

More than 700 services launch in four years, report reveals The number of international streaming services surged 32% in the 2017-2020 period to surpass 3,000, according to a report. Distributor Drive’s New Buyers Report revealed 745 VoD services launched over those four years in the US, UK...

Realscreen: Sky acquires LGBTQ doc from Drive

Sky acquires LGBTQ doc Cured from Drive Sky has picked up the award-winning LGBTQ documentary Cured (pictured) from UK production and distribution agency Drive for its Sky Documentaries unit. The film examines the crusade by American LGBTQ activists in the early 1970s to have homosexuality removed from the American Psychiatric Association’s...

Realscreen: Drive picks up UK documentaries for international distribution

Production-funding and distribution agency Drive has secured several acquisitions of unscripted content. Drive picked up two BBC documentaries for international distribution, both from Summer Films. The first is Revenge Porn, which follows Zara McDermott, a reality star from Love Island 2018, who seeks to understand the impact of revenge...

Dambusters tops C21 Hot Properties playlist for May

With many parts of the world slowly returning to normal, May’s Hot Properties playlist reflects a move away from pandemic-inspired commissioning, featuring a wide range of scripted and unscripted content. Unscripted producers seem to be branching off from shows about frontline workers as they look beyond...