News Roundup: BBC’s new vision meets hardcore opposition, and more…


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BBC VISION MEETS FIERCE OPPOSITION
BBC VISION: new director Tim Davie shares strategy // Worldscreen
BBC BESIEGED: Under relentless fire from rightwing // London Review of Books
GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS: Key to BBC’s future // TBI Vision
DISCOURS INAUGURAL choc pour le boss de la BBC // Les Echos (FR/EN)
BBC STUDIOS Showcase Goes Virtual for 2021 // Variety

“My Yorkshire Farm”
Production & Viewing
NETFLIX DOWN UNDER: First Aussie commission explores underwater micro-worlds // Screen Australia
DAWN PORTER’S JOHN LEWIS doc screened by 60 top U.S. cultural orgs // WaPo
KARDASHIAN GAME-CHANGERS: How ‘Keeping Up…’ Changed Everything // NYT
NATURAL HISTORY REPORT: Trends from the commissioners // RealScreen
YORKSHIRE FARM: tops UK viewing for upstart C5 // Farmer’s Weekly
LOVING LAND & COUNTRY: Ratings in COVID. Top 100 UK Factual // DocBusiness.com

Netflix’s Reed Hastings: 400 Mn subs by 2026
Channels & Platforms: Boom vs Extinction
NETFLIX DOMINATES: More than 400 million global streaming subscribers by 2026 // Lightshed (Login)
DISCOVERY VALUATION: Revenue growth turns negative  // Seeking Alpha
EUROPA STREAMER TARGETS LATAM : European programs featured // TBI
CINEMA INDUSTRY FACES EXTINCTION : Top filmmakers lobby Congress // THR

Craig Foster in “My Octopus Teacher”

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SELLING NETFLIX “MY OCTOPUS TEACHER”. A podcast with EP / distributor Ellen Windemuth
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