January 19, 2017 | C21 Media

US indies ‘on a cliff edge’

NATPE: The US independent production sector is close to collapse as networks squeeze producers to breaking point, according to leading executives here in Miami.

January 18, 2017 | NATPE Daily 2017

Pressures of reality

Some producers are calling it a perfect storm: a confl uence of trends – audience cord-cutting, the rise of OTT subscription services, the migration of ad dollars to the online world – that has put U.S. ad-supported cable networks in cost-cutting mode. That, in turn, threatens the production companies that supply those networks with the vast majority of their unscripted programming.