- Starting from scratch
Düşyeri, Turkey’s first kids’ animation studio, is eyeing international expansion, armed with a growing portfolio of local brands. Gün Akyuz reports.
- Beyond borders
France’s Lagardère Studios has made its first strategic international acquisition and wants to do more, while also eyeing a move into formats.
- Into the 4K future
A week that began with a freak storm and a shock departure ended with cautious optimism in the factual community as UHD production grows in importance.
- Strange bedfellows
This week in Cannes was dominated by talk of tech giants’ relationships with broadcasters. But their ambitions might not be as far apart as they think.
- A saturated market
The weekend floods weren't the only cause of a saturated market this year in Cannes – the volume of content on offer had a similar effect on the drama business.
- Into the stream
MIPJUNIOR: The extreme weather in Cannes may have dominated the headlines but there were still plenty of other things to talk about at MipJunior.
- Discovery reinvented
Discovery Channel president Rich Ross has made waves but he claims to be merely returning the network to what it was meant to be.
- Export explosion
The French TV business achieved record international sales last year, especially in drama. So why is the local genre attracting such interest?
- Mip Junior hot picks
Ahead of Mip Junior, our Hot Properties Playlist gathers 21 shows worth screening in Cannes, from a rebooted '90s series to a story set in the ‘cutthroat world of single-cell organisms.’
- Behind the lens
Amanda Hill of A+E Networks believes content ownership is becoming more important as the media landscape gets increasingly complex.
- Mipcom 2015 hot picks
With Mipcom getting underway next week, our latest Hot Properties Playlist brings together 21 shows most likely to generate buzz in Cannes.
- Time for action
After decades of words but not much action, it seems the UK television industry is finally tackling diversity. Andy Fry reports.
- Pitch perfect
Fresh from pitching one of Cartoon Forum 2015’s most popular projects, Pierre Belaïsch, president of animation at the freshly rebranded Gaumont Television, gives his views on the industry.
- India's direct action
India’s direct-to-home pay TV market is primed for big changes – and it’s not just viewers who could benefit, says Saurabh Dhoot of Videocon d2h.
- Gibney points the way
Be empathetic, prepare for criticism and don’t dismiss talking heads or narration, doc master Alex Gibney told the Camden International Film Festival.
- Season's greetings
With the US fall season kicking off, programming insider Marc Berman looks ahead to consider where the new battlegrounds will be.
- An open Forum
Nico Franks reports from last week’s 26th edition of Cartoon Forum in Toulouse, where demand was high for comedy, strong female leads and, of course, karaoke.
- 2015 Emmy winners
HBO stole the night at the 67th Primetime Emmys, clocking up a record haul at the awards, celebrated here in C21's latest Hot Properties Playlist.
- A new dynasty
Paul Buccieri has brought his experience of running ITV Studios in the US to cablenet operator A+E Networks, which is in need of a break-out hit for its History and A&E channels. Clive Whittingham reports.
- Doc discord at TIFF
C21’s Canadian bureau chief Adam Benzine reports from the 40th annual Toronto International Film Festival, where music documentaries and controversy took centre stage.