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AIDC VOD Takeaways (1/2): The VOD Boom and ABC Australia

2016 March 20
by Peter Hamilton

“DEMYSTIFYING VOD” was the ambitious goal for our featured panel at this month’s excellent AIDC in booming Melbourne. The sparkling panelists were: Rebecca Heap, Head of Strategy and Digital, iView / ABC Australia Sharon Ramsay-Luck, Head of Sales & Business Development, ABC Commercial Roger Jackson, Co-founder and COO, Kinonation, Los Angeles The feedback was that it was ‘mission accomplished’ for […]

Vimeo: Another Online Player Commissions an Original Documentary

2016 March 14
by Peter Hamilton

Vimeo is YouTube’s distant rival in the online video market. Like YouTube, Netflix, Amazon and other platforms, Vimeo is expanding its commitment to original content. And that includes documentaries! Vimeo’s first original doc is Wizard Mode. The feature doc is ‘a portrait of an international pinball whizz as he ascends the circuit ranks and sheds the stereotypes of […]

MIPDOC 2016: Moderating Panels on Online Originals + History Trends. Juror for Tokyo Docs Pitch

2016 March 14
by Peter Hamilton

I’m delighted to be joining the two Morgans: Freeman and Spurloch under the spotlight at MIPDOC in Cannes. Here is the program guide for MIPDOC, which kicks off on the Croisette on Saturday April 2. It’s not too late to register! Take advantage of all the insider knowledge and networking opportunities. My expert panels are: Sunday 3 April, 9.30-10.15, […]

Documentary & Reality Case Studies: 21 Projects From Concept through Development to Delivery

2016 March 12
by Peter Hamilton

Here is my expanded selection of our ever-popular and instructive Case Studies. Each documentary or reality project is unique. The 21-project collection is a mosaic that describes models for your future productions. As they say in Recovery programs: “Take what you like, and leave the rest!” Read now before my free, practical research and analysis […]

新兴的YouTube Red如何抢夺付费点播市场?

2016 February 22
by Peter Hamilton

ContentChina syndicated our coverage of YouTubeRed. Here is the Mandarin link. And the original post in English is here.

YouTube RED: A New SVOD Pipeline for Documentary & Unscripted Commissions

2016 February 21
by Peter Hamilton

YouTube Red is the new SVOD (Subscription Video on Demand) service that targets the booming market pioneered by Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. RED announced its first original documentary special and reality series at Sundance last month. That’s just the first step by the corporate Goliath which recently reported $21.4 Bn revenues for 4Q 2015. I […]

Realscreen Summit 2016: A Takeaway – The Financial Model The Channels Are Leaving Behind

2016 February 16
by Peter Hamilton

There was much talk at this year’s excellent Realscreen Summit about how networks must rebuild their brands to succeed in the emerging pay-for-content model of the online video ecosystem. The evolution from cable channel to video brand is so complex and risky that whole server farms are dedicated to storing its analysis. My focus in this […]

2015英国真实类节目TOP 60:世界终究是视频点播的

2016 February 15
by Peter Hamilton
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2015英国真实类节目TOP 60:世界终究是视频点播的