Netflix goes off script

February 8, 2017 12:00AM

TALKING SHOP: With Netflix planning 30 unscripted originals this year, C21 news and factual editor Clive Whittingham investigates what this means for the industry.

Having previously announced series including Our Planet and Ultimate Beastmaster and created waves with Making a Murderer, the streaming giant is making a concerted push into factual programming in 2017, while Amazon has The Grand Tour.

This Talking Shop explores the opportunities for producers, what the content will look like and who will be under threat as SVoD players step up their game.

Featuring in this episode: Tom Brisley, joint creative director, Arrow Media; Thomas Viner, creative director, Pioneer Productions; Brant Pinvidic, CEO, Invelop Entertainment; Jonathan Hewes, CEO, Mentorn Media; and Jago Lee and Vanessa Case, creative director and executive VP of content respectively, Blue Ant Media.