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  • Getting big in a big pond
    ITV's aim of reducing its reliance on UK ad revenue has seen it become the largest non-scripted producer in the US. Neil Midgley investigates.
  • Playing it safe
    With French TV networks coming under fire for failing to take risks with drama, what impact will Netflix’s imminent arrival have in an increasingly tough market? Andrew Dickens reports.
  • Joiz of interaction
    Alexander Mazzara, founder of Swiss youth channel Joiz, tells Clive Whittingham about the tricks and challenges of marrying the first and second screens, and the threat this presents to linear broadcasters.
  • OTT: Blessing or burden?
    Stella Medlicott, chief marketing officer at Red Bee Media, fears that the proliferation of increasingly homogeneous over-the-top TV services may not be good for consumers or the industry.
  • Amazon exploration
    Amazon Studios, currently preparing a new batch of pilots with big-name European producers attached, is building up a library of original kids’ content. Nico Franks reports.
  • In touch with reality
    Reality television pioneer John de Mol is looking to breathe new life into the genre with his twist on the social experiment. John Hazelton reports.
  • Centre stage
    International producers are flocking to the UK to shoot big-budget projects thanks to new tax breaks. But how is this impacting the country’s studios? Andrew Dickens reports.
  • Buying into social selling
    Entertainment retail has long been ripe for reinvention and now the studios are finally stepping up and having a go, says Gideon Lask, CEO and Founder of Buyapowa.
  • Jam today
    As more digital players than ever get set to attend Cartoon Forum in France next month, John Rice of Irish animation studio Jam Media gives his views on increasing revenues from VoD and app development.
  • The History girl
    Rachel Job, channel editor for History & H2 at A+E Networks UK, outlines her commissioning and acquisition strategy and budgets to Clive Whittingham.
  • Reasons to be cheerful
    Thomas Meyer-Hermann, founder of Stuttgart animation studio Film Bilder, discusses how changes in German TV have affected his business, including an increase in VoD players coming on to the scene.
  • Room with a view
    Alla Salehian, founder and CEO of London-based news content business TIMA, talks to Clive Whittingham about his plans to move into long-form content and develop broadcast technology with military contractors.
  • Netflix's next steps
    Paolo Pescatore, director of apps and media at CCS Insight, argues that Netflix is certainly well positioned to be a VoD leader on the global stage but faces some challenges.
  • A taste of Italy
    Italian animation veterans Pietro Campedelli, of Studio Campedelli, and Francesco Testa, of Làstrego & Testa Multimedia, explain how they're adapting to the changes being wrought by digital.
  • End of the rainbow?
    Canada is known for its coproduction treaties and funds, but what hoops do you have to jump through to get hold of the cash? Clive Whittingham asks the experts.
  • State of Alaska
    Ian Lamarra, co-founder of UK factual indie Alaska TV, tells Clive Whittingham about US expansion, moaning producers and what he sees as a "threat to the lifeblood of the industry."
  • Digital catches fire
    Hit Entertainment's milestone partnership with online retailer Amazon to bring Fireman Sam to a new generation of viewers could soon become the norm. Nico Franks reports.
  • Poles apart
    The Polish television industry has grown to epic proportions over the past few years. But what does this mean for players in that market? Andrew Dickens reports.
  • Making factual funny
    Celia Taylor, head of factual commissioning at UK satcaster BSkyB, outlines her programming needs, reveals the shows she most admires and reflects on Sky's hold on the 'funny factual' genre.
  • Multi-channel universe
    Base79 is the latest in a string of YouTube channel operators to be snapped up, following Disney’s acquisition of Maker Studios, as consolidation in the sector continues. Jonathan Webdale reports.
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EDITOR'S CHOICE

  • Playing it safe With French TV networks coming under fire for failing to take risks with drama, what impact will Netflix’s imminent arrival have in an increasingly tough market? Andrew Dickens reports.
  • Joiz of interaction Alexander Mazzara, founder of Swiss youth channel Joiz, tells Clive Whittingham about the tricks and challenges of marrying the first and second screens, and the threat this presents to linear broadcasters.
  • OTT: Blessing or burden? Stella Medlicott, chief marketing officer at Red Bee Media, fears that the proliferation of increasingly homogeneous over-the-top TV services may not be good for consumers or the industry.
  • Amazon exploration Amazon Studios, currently preparing a new batch of pilots with big-name European producers attached, is building up a library of original kids’ content. Nico Franks reports.
  • In touch with reality Reality television pioneer John de Mol is looking to breathe new life into the genre with his twist on the social experiment. John Hazelton reports.
  • Centre stage International producers are flocking to the UK to shoot big-budget projects thanks to new tax breaks. But how is this impacting the country’s studios? Andrew Dickens reports.
  • Buying into social selling Entertainment retail has long been ripe for reinvention and now the studios are finally stepping up and having a go, says Gideon Lask, CEO and Founder of Buyapowa.
  • Jam today As more digital players than ever get set to attend Cartoon Forum in France next month, John Rice of Irish animation studio Jam Media gives his views on increasing revenues from VoD and app development.
  • The History girl Rachel Job, channel editor for History & H2 at A+E Networks UK, outlines her commissioning and acquisition strategy and budgets to Clive Whittingham.
  • Reasons to be cheerful Thomas Meyer-Hermann, founder of Stuttgart animation studio Film Bilder, discusses how changes in German TV have affected his business, including an increase in VoD players coming on to the scene.