Series production vs. new business models: how to sell content today and tomorrow

8 August 2018, 12:57

Ed Waller, editorial director of British digital publisher C21Media, will present an analytical report ‘Exploring the revolution in drama finance and distribution’ on September 18 at KYIV MEDIA WEEK.

Series is ‘the new black’ in content production: an incredibly popular product for the audience which production volumes, like genre diversity, are increasing year by year.

And it is natural that the competition becomes higher in this sphere, the winner is the one who reacts quicker to the current trends and applies the most effective business models at the given moment. Which ones? Ed Waller will tell all this in his report, based on the latest analytics of C21Media.

In particular, he will place special emphasis on how SVoD has changed everything from development to distribution and how to create and distribute content in new conditions to get the maximum profit as possible.

In his speech, organized with the support of the long-standing partner of KMW, C21Media, Ed Waller will bring real cases of new models and how they affect the ways of series distribution.

Also he will tell how the traditional drama models are threatened and is there a future in traditional distribution.

Ed Waller's report ‘Exploring the revolution in drama finance and distribution’ will be held on the second day of KYIV MEDIA WEEK (September 18) from 16:20 to 17:00.

And right after that, from 17:00 to 17:40, the screening of the newest and most iconic series from around the world will take place, organized with the support of TV channel Ukraine. At the screening you will see the trends mentioned in Ed Waller's report, it will feature the best series from the US, Latin America, Europe and Asia – those that were broadcast already, as well as long awaited premiers of the upcoming season.

Thus, thanks to these two events, guests and participants of KMW 2018 will have the opportunity to compile a comprehensive view on the most relevant and important trends in series production and distribution.

KYIV MEDIA WEEK will be held on September 17-21, 2018 in Hyatt Regency Kyiv (Kyiv, Ukraine). Register for the media forum here

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C21Media – International Media Partner of KMW, is a digital publisher that provides the international entertainment community with daily news and analysis through a variety of online, print and live products and services. Launched in 1997, C21Media has built a multi-platform business that is versatile, effective, and invaluable for those whose job it is to make and distribute programming to all platforms in the 21st Century. Leading executives, from the heads of Hollywood studios, to those running channels and production companies around the world, turn to C21 first every day to find out what’s going on in the world of content.