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  • Revved up
    Former SundanceTV exec Christian Vesper tells Richard Middleton why he’s excited by his new role at FremantleMedia and what it says about the global scripted business.
  • CEE shopping list
    Peter Chalupa of Slovakia's TV Markíza and Henning Tewes of RTL Croatia tell C21 how formats are defining their channels and reveal the types of shows they are currently seeking.
  • A vote for change
    Will Brexit liberate the UK’s TV sector or will international media giants abandon London for mainland Europe? Raymond Snoddy gauges opinion.
  • Widening horizons
    Japan’s long-established TV business has been notoriously insular for decades, but this could be changing on the factual side.
  • Virtually there
    44 Blue and its VR studio Ovrture were acquired by Red Arrow Entertainment this week. Ovrture’s Mike Drachkovitch explains the technology's potential.
  • East moves west
    HBO Europe is expanding its CEE production drive and taking it further around the continent, Antony Root tells Ed Waller.
  • Shelf help
    Andy Fry uncovers advice for the owners of independent brands when it comes to the pitfalls of taking on global giants and vying for retail space.
  • Interactive duty
    Break-out unscripted hits have been thin on the ground in recent times but Banijay Group’s Nordic operation believes it is bucking the trend.
  • Framing the VR debate
    K7Media’s Dan Whitehead argues the debate around VR needs to focus less on the technology and more on new narrative forms.
  • Building on Versailles
    After scoring a hit with 17th century drama Versailles, Canada’s Incendo aims to capitalise on a strong market for the genre. Adam Benzine reports.
  • Keep carrying on
    Last week's CMC saw the UK children's TV industry receive a much-needed pep talk following the sucker punch of Brexit.
  • Public opinion
    Channel 4’s Ralph Lee talks to Clive Whittingham about the potential privatisation of the UK pubcaster in a wider landscape of threats to public service broadcasting.
  • Producing results
    Finding strong IP and getting your foot in the door were the key pieces of advice for aspiring producers at the PGA’s annual Produced By conference in Hollywood.
  • Beyond the Beeb
    The BBC may spend the most money on new content for kids in the UK, but there’s growing optimism that others are ready to step up to the plate.
  • Realising potential
    After years of talk, could Central and Eastern Europe finally be ready to establish itself as an originator of formats?
  • 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.
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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.
  • 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.