Articles about SVoD
On the right track
As the battle for the best projects becomes ever more fierce, leading drama commissioners and producers open up about their own development processes and reveal how they work to bring new series to air.
As technology continues its assault on traditional television models, success is no longer just about overnight viewing figures. So in today’s crowded drama marketplace, what defines a hit – and how are our views of success changing?
Binge viewing standard-bearer’s next move
It was the service that changed the rules. But with subscriber numbers continuing to soar and questions being asked about higher prices, what comes next for Netflix?
Time to play the game of Emmys
With Games of Thrones picking up the most Primetime Emmy nominations this week, Andy Fry considers the competition it faces and the omissions from this year’s shortlist, and also looks at two US summer series whose future is far from secure.
New-age models: How the dramatic landscape is shifting
With digital powerhouses such as Netflix fundamentally changing the TV distribution landscape, how are the world’s development executives reacting to the new environment, and what does the future hold for drama production, commissioning and funding?
Let’s ask the audience
How can we tell whether SVoD ‘hits’ are as successful as their platforms would like us to believe, in the absence of TV-style metrics? Maybe we should just bite our lip and ask the viewer.