Series Mania


Riester praises new copyright rules and promises aid for French series

The new European copyright directive approved by the European Parliament earlier this week is “a beautiful European law”, and the French government will move swiftly to transpose it into national law, according to French culture minister Franck Riester. Speaking at the Series Mania event in Lille, Riester said that the directive had been passed in […]

France Télévisions chief slams Salto delays as Netflix gains subscribers

France Télévisions director-general Delphine Ernotte used an appearance at the Series Mania event in Lille yesterday to express her frustration at regulatory delays that have prevented France’s main broadcasters from making progress with their joint streaming project. Ernotte was speaking after the European Commission, which had been examining the Salto project, the SVOD JV between […]

SVOD platforms becoming ‘more selective’ about prodcos, says Endeavor

The global boom in subscription video-on-demand does not automatically mean boom time for independent producers and brings a number of new challenges as well as a new market, according to Lorenzo de Maio, head of TV advisory and partner at specialist finance and sales agency Endeavor Content. Speaking at Series Mania in Lille, De Maio […]

Sarandos: Netflix not about ‘burning things down’

Netflix is not primarily about acting disruptively, at least in terms of content if not in terms of how to distribute it, according to Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of Netflix in conversation at the Series Mania event in Lille with Black Mirror co-creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones. Sarandos said that he was “not […]

M6 chief: broadcasters need level-playing field to make content

Broadcasters need a level playing field with digital platforms in order to be in a position to contribute to content creation, according to Nicolas de Tavernost, CEO of M6 Group, speaking at Series Mania. De Tavernost pointed out that broadcasters had to separate production and distribution activities and submit to quotas and other obligations. He […]