June 20, 2019
In this week's edition:
• Dori Media Group’s Nadav Palti
• Distributor Spotlights: Gaumont & Lionsgate Entertainment
In the news
The 59th edition of the Monte-Carlo TV Festival, where World Screen’s Anna Carugati moderated a panel with Dick Wolf and the cast of his CBS show FBI, wrapped up with the Golden Nymph Awards presentation that saw Michael Douglas awarded a Crystal Nymph to honor his body of work. Brightcove's annual Asia OTT TV market study yielded the finding that more than half of respondents do not want to pay more than $4 a month for access to an online content service. Meanwhile, in Australia, where more than half of those over the age of 15 pay for at least one SVOD service, the average home is spending about $24.86 per month for 1.9 platforms. VidAngel was ordered to pay $62 million in damages after a judge ruled earlier this year in favor of several Hollywood studios that had sued the filtering service for copyright infringement.
Dori Media Group’s Nadav Palti
By Anna Carugati
Nadav Palti, the CEO of the Dori Media Group, has always paid close attention to market trends and reacted quickly. He expanded the group’s TV production from Israel to Argentina to take advantage of international demand for Spanish-language series. He spearheaded the move into formats and short-form programming and is now encouraging the creation of series that combine internet, social media and traditional television. He and his sales teams have also embraced OTT platforms, with Netflix becoming their biggest client in 2018.
In this video interview, Palti talks about the opportunities found within the disruption from OTTs, what parts of the company he foresees growth in and more.
Watch the interview here.
Distributor Spotlight: Gaumont
TELEPHONE: (1-424) 281-5200
VICE CEO: Christophe Riandee
PRESIDENT, WORLDWIDE TV DISTRIBUTION & CO-PRODUCTION: Vanessa Shapiro
PROGRAMS: Narcos: 50x60 min., drama; El Chapo: 34x60 min., drama; NOX: 6x60 min., thriller; The Art of Crime: 16x60 min., drama; Christmas Arrangement: 1x90 min., holiday; Shoelaces for Christmas: 1x90 min., holiday; A Christmas Village: 1x90 min., holiday; Belle and Sebastian: 52x11 min., animation/comedy/adventure/kids 5-9; Bionic Max: 52x11 min., animation/
comedy/adventure/kids 6-11; Calimero: 62x13 min., animation/comedy/preschool.
TRAILERS: Please visit Gaumont's Screening Room to view clips of Belle and Sebastian, Narcos and The Art of Crime.
“Gaumont is a producer and distributor of high-quality programming for the U.S. and international markets and part of the motion picture studio Gaumont. This year, the company will continue to focus on developing new TV co-production alliances and launching new divisions around the world. Last year, we opened offices in Germany, the U.K. and Argentina, with a mandate to develop and produce original scripted drama series. Most recently, we announced our new Latin American co-production with the Oscar-winning production company Fabula and Kapow for Amazon, El Presidente, a true-crime series that explores the FIFA corruption scandal; and also, our first German production, the historical and ambitious The Barbarians for Netflix. At MIPTV, we [presented] all five seasons of the Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated Narcos. According to Parrot Analytics, the latest season topped the chart as the number one digital original series in the U.S.”
—Vanessa Shapiro, President, Worldwide TV Distribution & Co-Production
Distributor Spotlight: Lionsgate Entertainment
ADDRESS: 2700 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404, U.S.A.
TELEPHONE: (1-310) 449-9200
PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL TV & DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION:
PRESIDENT, WORLDWIDE TV & DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION: Jim Packer
PROGRAMS: Sweetbitter: 14x30 min., drama; Vida: 16x30 min., drama; The A List: 13x30 min., drama; The Rook: 8x60 min., drama; The Spanish Princess: 8x60 min., event series; BoJack Horseman: 61x30 min., comedy; Now Apocalypse: 10x30 min., comedy; Florida Girls: 10x30 min., comedy; Ambitions: 11x60 min., drama.
“The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content leader whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next-generation audiences around the world. In addition to its filmed entertainment leadership, Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive and location-based entertainment, video games, eSports and other new entertainment technologies. Lionsgate’s content initiatives are backed by a nearly 17,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global sales and distribution infrastructure. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring and groundbreaking content created with special emphasis on the evolving patterns and diverse composition of the company’s worldwide consumer base.”
—Agapy Kapouranis, President, International TV & Digital Distribution
Want to know what buyers are
paying for acquisitions?
The newly updated Program Price Guides are the most comprehensive guides available on what broadcasters are paying for acquisitions across Europe, North America, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Asia Pacific.
What’s Included in the 2019-20 Edition:
- Price Ranges: Updated high and low prices for U.S. and European dramas and comedies, Asian dramas, telenovelas and soaps, TV movies, independent feature films, animated and live-action series for preschoolers and kids, tween shows, doc specials and series, lifestyle fare and factual entertainment.
- Analysis: Determining Prices: A look at how the price ranges are determined, and general trends in how broadcasters are valuing shows today.
- Analysis: Hot & Cold Spots: Acquisition trends in each genre, including insights from broadcasters and distributors.
- Analysis: Dealing with OTTs: Perspectives on working with nonlinear platforms and their evolving business models.
World Screen surveyed a range of sellers in a variety of markets, across several genres, in order to determine estimated high and low prices for acquired programming. These guides offer up price ranges in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Benelux, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Iberia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Pan-Arab, Pan-Asia, Pan-Latin America, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Scandinavia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, U.K., U.S.
Learn more about World Screen's 2019-20 Program Price Guides here.
World Screen Guide 2019