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news & features

  • Amazon beats Netflix at Oscars
    Amazon beat Netflix in the battle of the SVoD services at the Oscars last night, taking home three awards compared with its fierce competitor's one.
  • Studio 100 completes M4E deal
    Belgian children’s firm Studio 100 has completed its deal to acquire a majority stake in German children’s outfit M4E.
  • Nine Network – Australia
    SCHEDULE WATCH CHANNEL PROFILE: Nine Network’s latest scheduling gamble has paid off against rival Seven Network, backed by a 50% increase in local premium hours in 2017. Don Groves reports.
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perspective

  • Hardly hard up
    By Jonathan Webdale
    The boom in high-end drama shows no sign of abating and despite talk of ‘peak TV,’ new sources of finance are emerging, as the C21Pro 2017 Global Drama Trends Report reveals.

Drama studies

Mark Oliver, founder of media and entertainment consultancy Oliver & Ohlbaum, offers his take on the perennial ‘peak drama’ question.

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With the boom in TV drama continuing and budgets spiralling upwards, the industry is adapting to an array of new players and funding models.

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Some of media’s biggest names are moving into eSports as it verges on becoming a billion-dollar industry with audiences most broadcasters only dream of.

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Some of TV’s biggest names have begun experimenting with VR, exploring new narrative forms and immersive entertainment. But the tech still faces challenges.

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