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  • 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?
  • Committing to crime
    Clive Whittingham investigates the influence that shows like Netflix's Making a Murderer and HBO's The Jinx could have on the true crime genre.
  • Personal preference
    Ericsson’s Steve Plunkett argues that while there are still hurdles to be overcome, TV will soon be able to predict what a viewer would like to watch next.
  • Foreign intervention
    France Télévisions is making inroads into international drama, having broadened the scope of its acquisitions and opened up to foreign coproductions.
  • Stream ticket
    Netflix’s investment in children’s content has helped turn it into the world’s leading SVoD player. But what’s next for it and others in this rapidly maturing market?
  • Creative crusade
    Endemol Shine alum Gary Carter is considering setting up his own prodco but is vexed by the shortage of creative formats in such a consolidated industry.
  • Babylon Beta
    Jan Mojto of German distributor Beta Film reveals why Berlin is providing the backdrop for a boom in domestic drama with international ambitions.
  • Buying power
    MIPTV: Drama took centre stage in Cannes at a market where buyers felt the heat thanks to Netflix’s deep pockets.
  • Fight for your rights
    MIPTV: With Netflix now a global player, MipTV saw children's buyers step up their fight for non-linear programming rights in distribution deals.
  • Flowing with the streamers
    MIPDOC: Netflix, 4K, virtual reality, true crime and the re-emergence of feature docs were all on the agenda down in Cannes.
  • Who needs a next big thing?
    MIPTV: After two days of MipFormats and on the first day of MipTV, there seemed to be new life and new ideas in the unscripted formats sector, reports Ed Waller from Cannes.
  • Cannes goods
    Ed Waller spotlights the shows that look set to attract the most attention at MipTV, including Nordic noir, 4K and a reboot of Roots.
  • Subtitles, sass and sex
    On Channel 4, Sky and the BBC, foreign-language drama is booming. Stuart Kemp discovers how subtitles became hip.
  • Scene stealers
    C21 profiles 21 kids' shows worth screening at MipTV, ranging from a manga rocket boy to a live-action comedy about a teen cook.
  • Faith in the future
    Tegna Media's Bob Sullivan explains how the firm’s split from publishing parent Gannett last year has been followed by a move into TV distribution that could be felt far beyond US shores.
  • Another Greek tragedy
    At last week’s Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greek filmmakers turned their lens on the country’s growing refugee crisis. Adam Benzine reports.
  • High price to pay
    Brazilian pay TV was the poster boy of Latin American television a few years ago, but are economic woes and a growing OTT sector sticking in the knife?
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EDITOR'S CHOICE

  • Committing to crime Clive Whittingham investigates the influence that shows like Netflix's Making a Murderer and HBO's The Jinx could have on the true crime genre.
  • Personal preference Ericsson’s Steve Plunkett argues that while there are still hurdles to be overcome, TV will soon be able to predict what a viewer would like to watch next.
  • Foreign intervention France Télévisions is making inroads into international drama, having broadened the scope of its acquisitions and opened up to foreign coproductions.
  • Stream ticket Netflix’s investment in children’s content has helped turn it into the world’s leading SVoD player. But what’s next for it and others in this rapidly maturing market?
  • Creative crusade Endemol Shine alum Gary Carter is considering setting up his own prodco but is vexed by the shortage of creative formats in such a consolidated industry.
  • Babylon Beta Jan Mojto of German distributor Beta Film reveals why Berlin is providing the backdrop for a boom in domestic drama with international ambitions.
  • Buying power MIPTV: Drama took centre stage in Cannes at a market where buyers felt the heat thanks to Netflix’s deep pockets.
  • Fight for your rights MIPTV: With Netflix now a global player, MipTV saw children's buyers step up their fight for non-linear programming rights in distribution deals.
  • Flowing with the streamers MIPDOC: Netflix, 4K, virtual reality, true crime and the re-emergence of feature docs were all on the agenda down in Cannes.
  • Who needs a next big thing? MIPTV: After two days of MipFormats and on the first day of MipTV, there seemed to be new life and new ideas in the unscripted formats sector, reports Ed Waller from Cannes.