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  • North of the border
    The focus at the Edinburgh TV festival was almost entirely on Shane Smith – at the expense of other arguably more important issues.
  • Crossing the digital divide
    Linear TV might be history and digital the future, but how can producers and broadcasters straddle the here and now? Richard Middleton reports.
  • Redrawing borders
    Becket McGrath, partner at law firm Cooley LLP, and associate Trupti Reddy examine what Paramount’s geo-blocking deal with the European Commission means for the industry.
  • Hitting the Reset button
    Toni Cruz and Josep Maria Mainat, the duo behind Operación Triunfo, discuss adapting apps into gameshows.
  • The heat is on
    Global streamers’ deep pockets are creating new pressures for US studios and distributors, claims Lionsgate’s Peter Iacono.
  • Page to screen
    Majid TV is filling a gap for local content in the Middle Eastern children’s market by bringing characters from its kids’ magazines to life. Nico Franks reports.
  • Remake rethink
    Demand for scripted formats among US broadcast networks might be waning but opportunities still exist.
  • Overtaken by reality
    Richard Bond, head of UK factual at Discovery-owned prodco Raw TV, talks to Clive Whittingham about Brexit, factual drama and adapting Gold Rush to meet changing tastes in the US.
  • Marketing Mr Robot
    Nicole Greiner, research analyst at Vast Media, explores USA Network's launch of the second season of Mr Robot in the first in a new monthly series of articles from the Berlin-based consultancy.
  • Studio portrait
    One of Germany’s biggest movie studios for hire is moving into television coproduction. Wilfried Urbe reports.
  • Malabar’s mission
    TVO’s Marney Malabar discusses how the Canadian free-to-air network is changing and the content she is looking out for. Adam Benzine reports.
  • Global zeal
    India's Zee Entertainment Enterprises is having a growth spurt, both domestically and on the global stage, reports Richard Middleton.
  • Digital baked in
    A+E Networks has merged its international and digital businesses and is targeting both as key areas for growth. Sean Cohan tells Clive Whittingham how he’s going to do it.
  • Who are the pirates?
    Christopher Elkins, chief commercial officer at UK-based tech firm Muso, says it’s time to adopt a different approach to illegal streaming and downloading.
  • Revved up
    Former SundanceTV exec Christian Vesper tells Richard Middleton why he’s excited by his new role at FremantleMedia and what it says about the global scripted business.
  • CEE shopping list
    Peter Chalupa of Slovakia's TV Markíza and Henning Tewes of RTL Croatia tell C21 how formats are defining their channels and reveal the types of shows they are currently seeking.
  • A vote for change
    Will Brexit liberate the UK’s TV sector or will international media giants abandon London for mainland Europe? Raymond Snoddy gauges opinion.
  • Widening horizons
    Japan’s long-established TV business has been notoriously insular for decades, but this could be changing on the factual side.
  • Virtually there
    44 Blue and its VR studio Ovrture were acquired by Red Arrow Entertainment this week. Ovrture’s Mike Drachkovitch explains the technology's potential.
  • East moves west
    HBO Europe is expanding its CEE production drive and taking it further around the continent, Antony Root tells Ed Waller.
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  • Studio portrait One of Germany’s biggest movie studios for hire is moving into television coproduction. Wilfried Urbe reports.
  • Malabar’s mission TVO’s Marney Malabar discusses how the Canadian free-to-air network is changing and the content she is looking out for. Adam Benzine reports.
  • Global zeal India's Zee Entertainment Enterprises is having a growth spurt, both domestically and on the global stage, reports Richard Middleton.
  • Digital baked in A+E Networks has merged its international and digital businesses and is targeting both as key areas for growth. Sean Cohan tells Clive Whittingham how he’s going to do it.
  • Who are the pirates? Christopher Elkins, chief commercial officer at UK-based tech firm Muso, says it’s time to adopt a different approach to illegal streaming and downloading.
  • Revved up Former SundanceTV exec Christian Vesper tells Richard Middleton why he’s excited by his new role at FremantleMedia and what it says about the global scripted business.
  • CEE shopping list Peter Chalupa of Slovakia's TV Markíza and Henning Tewes of RTL Croatia tell C21 how formats are defining their channels and reveal the types of shows they are currently seeking.
  • A vote for change Will Brexit liberate the UK’s TV sector or will international media giants abandon London for mainland Europe? Raymond Snoddy gauges opinion.
  • Widening horizons Japan’s long-established TV business has been notoriously insular for decades, but this could be changing on the factual side.
  • Virtually there 44 Blue and its VR studio Ovrture were acquired by Red Arrow Entertainment this week. Ovrture’s Mike Drachkovitch explains the technology's potential.