Industry Talk: The current VOD world – Beyond the ‘Comfort Zone’ of Doc Buyers

    Particularly since COVID-19, various international streamers started buying more, including wider genres—beyond their usual comfort zone—to try to meet consumer appetites. Correspondingly, the time may be right for you to go beyond your own comfort zone of docs buyers—and beyond just the Big Name streamers—to explore competitors or complementary VODs. 

    Digital sector expert Wendy Bernfeld of Rights Stuff will give an overview of various platforms beyond just Netflix/Amazon types, across different licensing windows & business models (TVOD / SVOD / AVOD /etc.) with appetite for docs, indie film, and foreign language titles. She will also highlight some pragmatics, such as outreach, rights, and deals. Lastly, she will touch on Originals funding, including flexible formats trends e.g. short form episodic, X-platform, etc.

    Missed the livestream? Watch the recorded talk in the Talks Library until November 27

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