Discovery For Sale?

Discovery must be in play after AT&T’s recent takeover of Time Warner with its Warner Bros, HBO and Turner programming assets. The newly combined Discovery Scripps venture is valued at more than $34 Bn. That is a stratospheric achievement for a company that forged its initial connection with viewers via off-the-shelf acquisitions like Australian lizard-specialist Harry …


Leftfield Entertainment Snapshot, Networks Served (2 of 2)

We round out our 2014 snapshot of the poster-baby of the Reality TV Boom, Leftfield Entertainment: Which networks are buying? And where is the growth? The #’s speak for themselves: A 900% +/- increase in networks served over 5 years. Notably a shift from reliance on Pawn Stars and A+E Networks, which was achieved through organic development by Leftfield …

How Much? The ‘Rule of Thumb’ for Co-pro’s, Acquisitions and Pre-sales by Off the Fence’s Bo Stehmeier. A MIPDoc 2014 Highlight

Money Matters: Finding Finance Workshop MIPDoc, April 5, 2014. Bo Stehmeier, Off the Fence, and Peter Hamilton.  After our packed workshop, Bo Stehmeier graciously recapped his important ‘rule of thumb’ for establishing the co-pro, pre-sale or acquisition value of a program in a given market.  This was the topic that generated the most discussion in the Q&A …

What is the Value of the US Nonfiction Channel Sector?

Just how valuable is the US nonfiction channel sector? The “financial scale” question came to mind when I read last week’s announcement that Qatari-owned Al Jazeera had acquired Al Gore’s Current channel for $500 million. Current was a failed talk and news network with an ‘independent’ or liberal voice. Its average prime time audience in …