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  • Climbing the Summit
    New shows and business models dominated discussions at C21's Drama Summit West in LA today, as the scripted industry moves into uncharted territory.
  • Cable fixer
    Scripps Networks Interactive’s Kathleen Finch oversees six channels that are bucking the trend for declining cable ratings.
  • 360º vision
    Sam Barcroft of online producer Barcroft Media questions whether virtual reality will ever reach a mass market but sees plenty of scope for 360º video.
  • Short and sweet
    Traditional kids’ TV producers have a lot to learn from web vloggers about shortform comedy.
  • Going up in the world
    Nat Geo’s Courteney Monroe, who took over global programming after the broadcaster was acquired by 21st Century Fox, reveals her plans
  • Total immersion
    Media and entertainment investor Gate Ventures recently bought into VR content provider Infinity House. Chairman Dr Johnny Hon explains why.
  • Early adopters
    Intense competition means US cablenets are being compelled to get in on dramas earlier, even ordering full series from treatments.
  • Superheroes in charge
    US programming insider Marc Berman winds up his report on the Big Five's schedules and pilots with drama-heavy The CW.
  • Taking sitcoms seriously
    Marc Berman continues his look at the US broadcast networks’ upcoming schedules and pilots by focusing on NBC as it builds its sitcom offering.
  • In hot water
    Two feature documentaries arrived at the Hot Docs festival in Toronto this week facing the threat of legal action.
  • Don’t be idle without Idol
    Fox has been hit by the loss of a long-running hit. Marc Berman offers his latest report on the US broadcast networks’ upcoming schedules and pilots.
  • A window on the world
    Zillah Watson at BBC Research and Development offers insights into how the UK pubcaster is pushing the boundaries of virtual reality.
  • When diversity isn’t enough
    ABC faces challenges, writes Marc Berman as he continues to examine the US broadcast networks’ schedules and pilots.
  • Pilots in the driving seat
    US programming insider Marc Berman casts his eye over the US broadcast networks’ upcoming schedules and pilots, starting with CBS.
  • In the zone
    Mark Rowland’s fledgling company Formatzone is steaming ahead with a slate led by a familiar face from UK television.
  • Diverse opinions
    Broadcasters are under increasing pressure to reflect diversity in all its forms, but are they truly open to projects that break down barriers?
  • Immersive learning
    Dominic Davenport of Escape Studios believes virtual reality has opened up scope for new forms of storytelling, but warns that new skills will be required.
  • How to revive a hit
    As expectations around the return of UK motoring show Top Gear and drama Cold Feet go into overdrive, Neil Midgley considers the secret of rebooting old favourites.
  • Waking the giant
    With Animation Production Day kicking off in Stuttgart this week, Nico Franks examines whether the German toon industry is reaching its full potential.
  • Reality checked
    The international explosion of Turkish drama is well documented, but can the country’s unscripted sector reach the same heights?
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  • Don’t be idle without Idol Fox has been hit by the loss of a long-running hit. Marc Berman offers his latest report on the US broadcast networks’ upcoming schedules and pilots.
  • A window on the world Zillah Watson at BBC Research and Development offers insights into how the UK pubcaster is pushing the boundaries of virtual reality.
  • When diversity isn’t enough ABC faces challenges, writes Marc Berman as he continues to examine the US broadcast networks’ schedules and pilots.
  • Pilots in the driving seat US programming insider Marc Berman casts his eye over the US broadcast networks’ upcoming schedules and pilots, starting with CBS.
  • In the zone Mark Rowland’s fledgling company Formatzone is steaming ahead with a slate led by a familiar face from UK television.
  • Diverse opinions Broadcasters are under increasing pressure to reflect diversity in all its forms, but are they truly open to projects that break down barriers?
  • Immersive learning Dominic Davenport of Escape Studios believes virtual reality has opened up scope for new forms of storytelling, but warns that new skills will be required.
  • How to revive a hit As expectations around the return of UK motoring show Top Gear and drama Cold Feet go into overdrive, Neil Midgley considers the secret of rebooting old favourites.
  • Waking the giant With Animation Production Day kicking off in Stuttgart this week, Nico Franks examines whether the German toon industry is reaching its full potential.
  • Reality checked The international explosion of Turkish drama is well documented, but can the country’s unscripted sector reach the same heights?