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  • Poles apart
    The Polish television industry has grown to epic proportions over the past few years. But what does this mean for players in that market? Andrew Dickens reports.
  • Making factual funny
    Celia Taylor, head of factual commissioning at UK satcaster BSkyB, outlines her programming needs, reveals the shows she most admires and reflects on Sky's hold on the 'funny factual' genre.
  • Multi-channel universe
    Base79 is the latest in a string of YouTube channel operators to be snapped up, following Disney’s acquisition of Maker Studios, as consolidation in the sector continues. Jonathan Webdale reports.
  • Licensing renewal
    The world of licensing is changing fast, thanks to connected devices, 3D printing and apps. So what do you need to know? Nico Franks reports.
  • Global vision
    Dick Clark Productions is almost 60 years old but a development earlier this year is set to give the US firm a new lease of life. Richard Middleton reports.
  • Live and direct
    Factual channels have pulled in record ratings with live events, thanks to escapades such as Felix Baumgartner’s space jump. But where can the genre go next, asks Clive Whittingham.
  • On-demand decade
    Andy Taylor, co-founder and CEO of Little Dot Studios and former digital chief at All3Media and Channel 4, gives his view of the changing face of media.
  • Shooting match
    Have Eastern Europe’s established production hubs lost their appeal in the face of increased local and international competition? Richard Middleton reports.
  • Bible studies
    With production bibles a key deliverable in the format industry, Justin Scroggie and Michel Rodrigue of The Format People argue that buyers should demand more.
  • A call to live-action
    CMC: Having seen an incentive-led revival in animation, UK producers are now pushing for a tax break for live-action kids’ programmes. Nico Franks reports.
  • Passionate about docs
    Catherine Olsen, executive producer of documentaries at Canadian pubcaster CBC, tells Clive Whittingham about her long-running international doc strand The Passionate Eye.
  • A whole new affair
    CEE broadcasters are changing how they buy from Latin American telenovela distributors. Richard Middleton looks at the new relationship.
  • State of turmoil
    Ukraine’s television business has not escaped the repercussions of months of political upheaval and violence in the country. Clive Whittingham reports.
  • In the driving seat
    Lilla Hurst and Ben Barrett update Clive Whittingham about the progress of their UK deficit finance and coproduction operation, dubbed Drive, a year after its launch.
  • Tax inspection
    With the UK’s animation sector bouncing back thanks to a new tax break for toons, the country’s producers of children’s live-action are now banging the drum for one of their own. Nico Franks reports.
  • Talent feels VoD vibe
    Television’s creative cream is rising thanks to online platforms’ demand for exclusive content, says David Housham.
  • What int’l buyers want
    In the second part of C21’s Sheffield Doc/Fest round-up, Clive Whittingham reports on the programming needs of the international networks that were at the event.
  • Gracepoint well taken
    Shine America's remake of critically acclaimed and Bafta-winning ITV drama Broadchurch looks set to take all kinds of different twists and turns to the original. Nico Franks reports.
  • ONE at a time
    South-East Asian audiences are turning away from Western imports in favour of shows that reflect their own cultures. Richard Middleton explores how SPT Asia has reacted.
  • Lake expectations
    Animation lovers from around the world descended on the lakeside town of Annecy in France this week. Nico Franks reflects on the news and trends that emerged.
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EDITOR'S CHOICE

  • A buyer's market: Wowow, Shaw, MTG LA SCREENINGS: More buyer reaction to the new pilots and the changing market for US content comes from Wowow in Japan, Shaw Media in Canada and MTG in Sweden.
  • A buyer's market: BSkyB, Seven, TV2 LA SCREENINGS: C21's coverage of buyer reaction to the new pilots and the changing market for US programming continues with BSkyB in the UK, Seven Australia and TV2 Norway.
  • Output to the test LA SCREENINGS: If US television really is in the midst of a 'golden age,' why are US studios' output deals with international buyers apparently less popular than ever? Nico Franks reports.
  • By the book With book publishers more involved in the children’s TV and app space than ever, Nico Franks looks at how the different businesses are working together.
  • A buyer's market: Canal+, C5, SVT LA SCREENINGS: Our coverage of buyer reaction to next season's shows and their US programming requirements continues with Canal+ France, the UK's Channel 5 and SVT Sweden.
  • A buyer's market: TV2, VRT, CJ E&M LA SCREENINGS: C21 offers a snapshot of buyer reaction to the new shows here in LA and how their appetite for US programming is changing, focusing on TV2 Denmark, VRT Belgium and Korea's CJ E&M.
  • Lifestyle choices Former BBC Worldwide high-flyer Jana Bennett tells Clive Whittingham her hopes for the launch of A+E Networks’ new lifestyle channel, FYI, this summer.
  • Playing in the big league LA SCREENINGS: One of the big new US dramas being lined up for next season has a UK studio handling distribution. ITV's Maria Kyriacou talks to Andrew Dickens about her plan to take on more US programming.
  • C21's complete guide to pilot pick-ups LA SCREENINGS: All of the major network pilots that landed series orders during upfronts season, listed by international distributor – revealing who’s shopping what at this year’s LA Screenings.
  • Baby boom Specialist channel BabyFirstTV is stepping up its focus on interactive content this year. Andrew Dickens reports.