Ampere’s Fred Black Set for TV Real Festival Session


Fred Black, principal analyst at Ampere Analysis, will be presenting data on factual commissioning during the TV Real Festival, taking place from June 18 to 20. You can sign up for your free registration here.

Black leads Ampere’s commissioning service, which tracks the commissioning and production of new original content across all major commissioners globally. Black is an experienced researcher and presenter, having written and presented extensively on topics such as the Hollywood studios’ SVOD expansion, genre and thematic trends in content production, the future of aggregation and the U.S. strike action of 2023.

He joins the previously announced roster: Warner Bros. Discovery’s Kathleen Finch, documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter, classicist Mary Beard, NBCUniversal Entertainment’s Corie Henson and Rachel Smith, Snowman Productions’ Michael von Würden, BossaNova’s Paul Heaney, Off the Fence’s Bo Stehmeier, Fremantle’s Vasha Wallace, BBC Studios’ André Renaud, Banijay’s James Townley, All3Media International’s Nick Smith, Albatross World Sales’ Anne Olzmann, ZDF Studios’ Nikolas Hülbusch, Autentic’s Dr. Patrick Hörl, Blue Ant Media’s Jamie Schouela and Cineflix Rights’ Mike Gould. Look out for more announcements soon.

A three-day must-attend virtual event taking place a week prior to Sunny Side of the Doc and NATPE Budapest, the inaugural edition of the TV Real Festival will feature keynotes and panels with leading executives and creatives discussing the world of unscripted, from lifestyle, factual entertainment and docs to non-scripted entertainment and game-show formats. It will be streamed live and available on-demand on

Unlike other events requiring hefty registration fees, attendance to the TV Real Festival is FREE. ONLY those registered will receive access to our Exclusive White Paper, featuring key intel from the event in a compact, easy-to-digest format. To register, please go here.