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  • Original thinking
    US station groups are embracing creating shows instead of clearing what’s on the syndication market. So what can they learn from the international market?
  • Murder will out
    Development pain and the success of Netflix's Making a Murderer dominated conversations at this week's RealScreen Summit in Washington DC.
  • Back to basics
    While VoD tends to dominate discussions in the entertainment industry, Twentieth Television’s Steve MacDonald offers an alternative view.
  • Going the distance
    Endemol Shine Group's Sophie Turner Laing, fresh from receiving her Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award at Natpe, reveals how the parts of the merged company have meshed.
  • Musical differences
    Bringing a music artist’s story to the screen means negotiating a rights minefield. Here four Oscar-nominated doc makers untangle the issues.
  • Justified faith
    Getting a show on to a network is one thing but how do you keep it there six seasons? Crime drama Justified’s creator Graham Yost explains.
  • OTT opportunity
    The US broadcast TV industry should see the rapid growth of OTT in terms of opportunities, not threats, says Creative Artists Agency's David Freeman.
  • Top of his game
    Harry Friedman, exec producer of CBS Television Distribution’s Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! and multiple Emmy winner, on the secrets of keeping the formats fresh and on the air.
  • Defining a 4K future
    Mariam Zamaray, former Fox exec and now founder of 4K network Insight, explains why ultra-high definition will succeed where 3D failed.
  • Tweet dreams
    Kirstine Stewart, Twitter’s VP of media partnerships for North America, discusses the impact of video services such as Vine and Periscope on the platform.
  • Evolving the novela
    An increasingly competitive Latin American market and shifting viewing habits are forcing telenovela producers to step up a gear, argues Cisneros exec Marcello Coltro. Nico Franks reports.
  • New at Natpe
    C21 highlights six of the best new programmes that have already created a buzz ahead of their launch to buyers in Miami this week.
  • Syndication nation
    Live viewing in daytime first-run syndication is solid but the off-net market is softening, reports US programming insider Marc Berman.
  • Going off script
    With Natpe underway in Miami, reality producer Phil Gurin, a member of the organisation’s executive committee and CEO of The Gurin Company, offers his views on the event’s reality track and the changing unscripted landscape.
  • Latino lessons
    Buyers from US Hispanic networks are eyeing the international market for children's content they hope will enrich their audience's lives, finds Nico Franks.
  • Pick-and-pay pain
    Research published last week suggests that forthcoming ‘pick-and-pay’ reforms in Canada will lead to thousands of job losses in the TV sector. But the truth is more complex.
  • Caught in the stream
    The future of HBO has been thrown into sharp relief with Netflix’s global roll-out sparking speculation that Time Warner may be forced to respond in a major way.
  • Fortress Europe
    Europe can now fund its own big-budget dramas without the need for US backing – but should it really want to? Richard Middleton reports.
  • Déjà vu for Yahoo
    Online video has changed beyond recognition over the past decade – typified by Netlix's rapid global roll-out – but for Yahoo the story remains the same.
  • An appetite for Turkey
    Mega in Chile has been central to the success of Turkish drama in Latin America as it takes the region by storm.
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  • Musical differences Bringing a music artist’s story to the screen means negotiating a rights minefield. Here four Oscar-nominated doc makers untangle the issues.
  • Justified faith Getting a show on to a network is one thing but how do you keep it there six seasons? Crime drama Justified’s creator Graham Yost explains.
  • OTT opportunity The US broadcast TV industry should see the rapid growth of OTT in terms of opportunities, not threats, says Creative Artists Agency's David Freeman.
  • Top of his game Harry Friedman, exec producer of CBS Television Distribution’s Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! and multiple Emmy winner, on the secrets of keeping the formats fresh and on the air.
  • Defining a 4K future Mariam Zamaray, former Fox exec and now founder of 4K network Insight, explains why ultra-high definition will succeed where 3D failed.
  • Tweet dreams Kirstine Stewart, Twitter’s VP of media partnerships for North America, discusses the impact of video services such as Vine and Periscope on the platform.
  • Evolving the novela An increasingly competitive Latin American market and shifting viewing habits are forcing telenovela producers to step up a gear, argues Cisneros exec Marcello Coltro. Nico Franks reports.
  • New at Natpe C21 highlights six of the best new programmes that have already created a buzz ahead of their launch to buyers in Miami this week.
  • Syndication nation Live viewing in daytime first-run syndication is solid but the off-net market is softening, reports US programming insider Marc Berman.
  • Going off script With Natpe underway in Miami, reality producer Phil Gurin, a member of the organisation’s executive committee and CEO of The Gurin Company, offers his views on the event’s reality track and the changing unscripted landscape.