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  • New kids on the block
    Rising production values and a handy new tax break have put Spain firmly on the international coproduction map, reports Toni Sekinah.
  • Hungary for growth
    John Rossiter gives the lowdown on changes in Central Europe after Sony acquired two Hungarian channels.
  • Direct action
    TVT's Ian Brotherston reflects on the biggest shifts that have taken place in media over the past decade and those that lie ahead in the next.
  • Coming to America
    Demand for original UK drama is growing in America, but is it anything more than a passing fad? Andrew Dickens assesses the trend.
  • Blue chip off the block
    Atlantic Productions' Anthony Geffen talks to Clive Whittingham about the blue-chip wildlife genre's renaissance and the struggles of 3D TV.
  • Monkey business
    A retelling of a Chinese legend provided the country’s film industry with a home-grown animated hit, and there are hopes it could pave the way for more.
  • Hill climbs to the top
    Polly Hill has risen through the ranks to head BBC Drama, with an estimated budget of US$310m. Maggie Brown assesses her biggest challenges.
  • Korea advice
    With 4K production booming, government money available and a close relationship with China, South Korea is about more than just drama.
  • CEE change
    Central and Eastern Europe’s VoD market is hotting up, but what does this mean for existing local players and foreign distributors?
  • In the Zone
    Mike Moriarty of AMC Networks International – Zone on expanding into Africa, UK originals and Russian regulatory issues.
  • Summer sizzlers
    C21's latest Hot Properties Playlist features 23 shows new on air this summer, including Channel 4/AMC Networks hit Humans and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's first TV lead.
  • Adding to the script
    There may be a surplus of drama on the international market, but that won’t stop A+E Networks pushing further into the genre, Joel Denton tells Nico Franks.
  • Going live
    Producers of kids’ live-action have had a rough ride in recent years, but is the tide turning? Richard Middleton reports on the eve of the Children's Media Conference in Sheffield.
  • Lab assistance
    FIC’s new Fox Formats Lab initiative aims to cultivate and fund local talent in Singapore – and could spread further afield. Andrew Dickens reports.
  • Hot picks from Prague
    C21 was at Natpe Europe this week scouting out the most interesting shows and our latest Hot Properties Playlist comprises 11 top titles from the market.
  • Return to the wild
    Interest in wildlife programming is growing in France after a couple of primetime docs in the genre made a big impact on pubcaster France 2.
  • Get smart
    Smart TV may not have taken off as predicted but the future of content remains one in which OTT viewing is key, argues Viewster's Kai Henniges.
  • Novelas rise again
    NATPE EUROPE: Latin American distributors are predicting revived interest in their content in CEE as audiences look beyond Turkish drama.
  • Rebuilding the Silk Road in Prague
    NATPE EUROPE: Chinese companies are trying to "rebuild the Silk Road" by bringing their TV shows to Central and Eastern Europe instead of the textiles and spices of centuries past.
  • 12 things we learnt at Natpe Europe
    NATPE EUROPE: Clive Whittingham heard from key players and panellists here in Prague and compiled a list of 12 things you should know about the ever-changing format industry.
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EDITOR'S CHOICE

  • In the Zone Mike Moriarty of AMC Networks International – Zone on expanding into Africa, UK originals and Russian regulatory issues.
  • Summer sizzlers C21's latest Hot Properties Playlist features 23 shows new on air this summer, including Channel 4/AMC Networks hit Humans and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's first TV lead.
  • Adding to the script There may be a surplus of drama on the international market, but that won’t stop A+E Networks pushing further into the genre, Joel Denton tells Nico Franks.
  • Going live Producers of kids’ live-action have had a rough ride in recent years, but is the tide turning? Richard Middleton reports on the eve of the Children's Media Conference in Sheffield.
  • Lab assistance FIC’s new Fox Formats Lab initiative aims to cultivate and fund local talent in Singapore – and could spread further afield. Andrew Dickens reports.
  • Return to the wild Interest in wildlife programming is growing in France after a couple of primetime docs in the genre made a big impact on pubcaster France 2.
  • Get smart Smart TV may not have taken off as predicted but the future of content remains one in which OTT viewing is key, argues Viewster's Kai Henniges.
  • Novelas rise again NATPE EUROPE: Latin American distributors are predicting revived interest in their content in CEE as audiences look beyond Turkish drama.
  • Rebuilding the Silk Road in Prague NATPE EUROPE: Chinese companies are trying to "rebuild the Silk Road" by bringing their TV shows to Central and Eastern Europe instead of the textiles and spices of centuries past.
  • 12 things we learnt at Natpe Europe NATPE EUROPE: Clive Whittingham heard from key players and panellists here in Prague and compiled a list of 12 things you should know about the ever-changing format industry.