Broadcasters Turn to Documentary Series and Factual Shows to Inform, Inspire and Entertain

Broadcasters Turn to Documentary Series and Factual Shows to Inform, Inspire and Entertain
The pandemic has hit the supply of new shows in the factual and documentary space, as it has in the scripted arena, attendees of the virtual edition of TV conference MipTV heard Friday.

During his presentation on trends in unscripted content, David Ciaramella, communications manager at research firm K7 Media, said: “There have been few new shows really taking the industry by storm so far this year. Disruption caused by the pandemic is well-known and well-documented in the world of scripted television, but factual and documentary producers have also been affected.

“Bans on travel have meant that wildlife filmmakers are unable to travel to lands a far, whilst access series have struggled to be granted that all important … well, access.

“Most of the programming we’re seeing now has been in development since before Covid-19 swept the globe, and has been held back until the spring season for maximum sales impact.
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