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  • Lie of the land
    Vice Canada’s Michael Kronish and Rogers Media’s Nataline Rodrigues lay out their vision for the Canadian Viceland channel.
  • Thinking big and small
    Multi-platform producer Danielle Lauren looks at the trend for shortform content and explains why people need to take it seriously and start thinking small.
  • Creative resurgence
    NATPE: C21’s Clive Whittingham and Nico Franks report from Budapest this week on how the European drama scene is changing fast.
  • Generation game
    The recent crop of gameshow reboots on US network television could pave the way for a new era in the genre, claims Bob Boden.
  • Life in the fast lane
    Fast-turnaround documentaries are big business. Andy Fry looks into how such shows, and the financing behind them, are put together against the clock.
  • The thrill of escapism
    What is the secret of a successful Sunday night drama? Sally Woodward Gentle shares her recipe.
  • Better together
    The UK's imminent European Union referendum gave last week's Annecy International Animation Film Market a distinctly political feel, reports Nico Franks.
  • Testy times
    Copycat commissioning, the effects of a potential Brexit and the future of UK pubcasting were all hot topics at Sheffield Doc/Fest this week.
  • Extreme points of view
    Virtual Reality Entertainment is working with action sports brand Extreme to make a VR film around its Drift Allstars brand. MD Tom Clark explains the production challenges.
  • The complete package
    As more Hollywood A-listers turn to the small screen, prodcos are increasingly packaging showrunners, actors and literary properties before pitching to networks.
  • Taking your work home
    With Annecy International Animation Film Market underway, C21 looks at why French producers are turning away from Asian studios and relocating animation work to France.
  • Second thoughts
    The Producers Guild of America’s Produced By conference in LA shared the secrets and challenges of getting unscripted shows to their second seasons.
  • Cutting remarks
    John Penney at Starz weighs up cord-cutting, looks at the US cablenet’s competition and explains why the future of TV lies in viewer personalisation.
  • Ready, steady, buy!
    With the spring buying season well underway, key execs at kids' networks around the world reveal what’s on their shopping lists for 2016 and beyond.
  • The direct approach
    Clive Whittingham reports from Paris, where Discovery’s big hitters have been focusing on sport and direct-to-consumer offerings as targets for expansion.
  • Pitching digital
    Nico Franks picks 10 projects that stirred debate at European pitching event Cartoon 360, taking in vlogging dinosaurs and a gummy bear in underpants.
  • Daring Deutschland
    German drama made a global statement last year with Deutschland 83, but will the country’s TV industry support further successes? Richard Middleton reports.
  • A new spin on things
    Examples of successful TV spin-offs from Hollywood movies are few and far between, but this year's LA Screenings could see that trend bucked.
  • Viva la resolution
    Ultra-high-definition programming is big news in factual TV. But how much more does it cost and will it become the accepted standard?
  • Unscripted scenes
    The LA Screenings mean talk in Tinseltown was dominated by new scripted series this week, but non-scripted didn’t go completely unnoticed.
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  • The complete package As more Hollywood A-listers turn to the small screen, prodcos are increasingly packaging showrunners, actors and literary properties before pitching to networks.
  • Taking your work home With Annecy International Animation Film Market underway, C21 looks at why French producers are turning away from Asian studios and relocating animation work to France.
  • Second thoughts The Producers Guild of America’s Produced By conference in LA shared the secrets and challenges of getting unscripted shows to their second seasons.
  • Cutting remarks John Penney at Starz weighs up cord-cutting, looks at the US cablenet’s competition and explains why the future of TV lies in viewer personalisation.
  • Ready, steady, buy! With the spring buying season well underway, key execs at kids' networks around the world reveal what’s on their shopping lists for 2016 and beyond.
  • The direct approach Clive Whittingham reports from Paris, where Discovery’s big hitters have been focusing on sport and direct-to-consumer offerings as targets for expansion.
  • Pitching digital Nico Franks picks 10 projects that stirred debate at European pitching event Cartoon 360, taking in vlogging dinosaurs and a gummy bear in underpants.
  • Daring Deutschland German drama made a global statement last year with Deutschland 83, but will the country’s TV industry support further successes? Richard Middleton reports.
  • A new spin on things Examples of successful TV spin-offs from Hollywood movies are few and far between, but this year's LA Screenings could see that trend bucked.
  • Viva la resolution Ultra-high-definitio n programming is big news in factual TV. But how much more does it cost and will it become the accepted standard?