Series Mania 2018

France Télévisions, Rai and ZDF team up to take on Netflix

European public broadcasters France Télévisions, Rai and ZDF have unveiled the first projects to be developed under the rubric of an alliance announced yesterday at the Series Mania event in Lille to address the challenge posed by the likes of Netflix and other subscription video-on-demand providers. Earlier this week, France Télévisions director-general Delphine Ernotte had […]

Netflix aiming to meet 30% SVOD quota over time

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has confirmed that the platform’s latest bid for €1bn investment in European content is in part to meet European content quotas laid out last month, during his keynote speech at Series Mania in Lille. EU bodies agreed that there should be a 30% quota of European works on Netflix-style services, last month. […]