Commissioning Conversations Podcast
Episode 38: MIPCOM recap with Digital-i

Episode 38: MIPCOM recap with Digital-i

October 26, 2021

This week Alice and Heather are joined by Matt Ross and Sophia Vahdati from insight company Digital-i, who specialise in TV and media industry analysis. Together they recap this year's MIPCOM, the global market for entertainment content across all platforms.

Episode 37: Discovery‘s VP of Development, Laura Crowson

Episode 37: Discovery‘s VP of Development, Laura Crowson

September 28, 2021

This week, Discovery's VP of Development Laura Crowson speaks to Alice Redman about taking pitches from UK producers to feed into the US pipeline, and more. Plus, Alice and Heather discuss their Greenlight of the Week. 

Episode 36: Why does Netflix cancel shows? with Digital-i

Episode 36: Why does Netflix cancel shows? with Digital-i

September 15, 2021

Alice and Heather are joined by Digital-i to discuss why Netflix cancel programmes. 

Episode 35: Edinburgh TV Festival recap + Rosie Jones

Episode 35: Edinburgh TV Festival recap + Rosie Jones

September 1, 2021

This week, Alice and Heather recap their highlights and key themes of this year's Edinburgh TV Festival. Plus, Heather speaks with comedian Rosie Jones about how she got into TV. 

Episode 34: ITV Head of Factual Entertainment Sue Murphy + Netflix’s Q2 results

Episode 34: ITV Head of Factual Entertainment Sue Murphy + Netflix’s Q2 results

August 17, 2021

This week, Alice Redman and Heather Fallon speak to ITV's Head of Factual Entertainment, Sue Murphy, about her 9pm ambitions for the broadcaster, plus they break down Netflix's Q2 results with Matt Ross from Digital-i, a technology and insight company that specializes in TV and media industry analysis, to uncover what's next for the streaming giant. 

Episode 33: Channel 4 Daytime & Features special

Episode 33: Channel 4 Daytime & Features special

August 5, 2021

This week Alice Redman speaks to Kate Thomas, Deborah Dunnett and Jayne Stanger from the Channel 4 daytime and features team, commissioning editors based in the nations and regions. The team, who are responsible for getting out-of-London commissions through Channel 4's doors and onto TV screens, discuss their remits and much more. 

Episode 32: BBC new hires, C4 privatisation & Nevision

Episode 32: BBC new hires, C4 privatisation & Nevision

July 14, 2021

This week, Alice Redman and Heather Fallon discuss the latest commissioning news, including BBC new hires and Channel 4 privatisation. Later, Alice is joined by Commissioner Index subscriber Nevision's scripted creative director, Neil Zeiger. All that, plus Alice and Heather dish on their greenlight of the week. 

Episode 31: Factual Entertainment special with South Shore

Episode 31: Factual Entertainment special with South Shore

July 6, 2021

Alice and Heather are joined by independent production company South Shore's joint CEOs Melanie Leach and Andrew Mackenzie to discuss the factual entertainment genre. 

Episode 30: Poppy Dixon, Director of Documentaries and Factual Commissioning at Sky

Episode 30: Poppy Dixon, Director of Documentaries and Factual Commissioning at Sky

June 30, 2021

This week Alice and Heather delve into the world of factual television, speaking with Sky's director of documentaries, Poppy Dixon, as well as Commissioner Index subscribers First Look TV about what they're up to, how they use CI, and the true crime genre. All that, plus Alice and Heather discuss their greenlight of the week. 

Episode 29: US upfronts & factual commissioners

Episode 29: US upfronts & factual commissioners

June 1, 2021

This week Alice and Heather discuss the US upfronts, factual commissioning at the PSBs and, of course, their greenlight of the week. Tune in to find out what's set to hit US screens and laptops this year, and what's working in factual. 

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