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  • The Netflix show
    This year's Kidscreen in Miami highlighted just how strong a force Netflix has become in children's content in a relatively short time. But how long can its dominance last?
  • Mass disruption
    The disruptive world of video streaming is in for some disruption itself as Disney and major technology players like Apple prepare to join the party.
  • State of Grace
    Jane Fonda explains why she turned to television after restarting her almost six-decade career, taking a lead role in Netflix comedy Grace & Frankie.
  • Power stations
    Fox TV Stations chief Frank Cicha looks at how US station groups can compete in the digital age and considers Disney’s takeover of Fox assets
  • Lost in translation
    Retreating into domestic stories is the wrong strategy for broadcasters feeling threatened by global players, says Sunny Side chief Yves Jeanneau.
  • Against the streamers
    Broadcasters are becoming increasingly vocal about what they see as an unfair regulatory landscape that allows streamers to gain an advantage.
  • Visions of drama
    The TV Drama Vision event at Göteborg Film Festival served up a smorgasbord of dramas, funding models and industry predictions.
  • So last year
    Twelve months on from stark warnings about the US factual production and cablenet business at Realscreen Summit, has the situation improved?
  • Podcasting call
    A flurry of podcast adaptations is heading to TV as producers try to speed up series development and tap proven audiences, while specialists in the space are setting up TV units.
  • P.I. on the prize
    Actor and producer Tom Selleck on the enduring appeal of Magnum, P.I. and why the role of producer is the ‘definitive creative position.’
  • Digging into Duggee
    CBeebies and BBC Worldwide's Hey Duggee is proving popular both at home and in China, where it has racked up over one billion video views.
  • Syndie evolution
    The US syndication business is changing rapidly, driven by the upheaval of continued digital expansion.
  • Cross-cultural values
    Netflix's Cindy Holland reveals how the SVoD pioneer is focusing on international shows to continue distinguishing itself from rivals.
  • Fighting for the throne
    HBO’s David Levine discusses how to compete with streamers, what Time Warner’s merger with AT&T means and if Game of Thrones has an heir.
  • Reality retained
    Sharon Vuong, CBS Entertainment’s senior VP of alternative programming, considers how to keep enduring reality franchises fresh.
  • Opportunity knocks
    Factual executives at Natpe in Miami this week were cautiously optimistic about new opportunities in the industry, despite the squeeze on US cable.
  • Natpe goes off-script
    The fourth Natpe Reality Breakthrough Awards recognised unscripted shows that have evolved alongside real-life events and changed perceptions of the world.
  • Watch this space
    Facebook was the buzz of Natpe this week, where the social media giant unveiled its latest originals. Mina Lefevre talks about the company’s ambitions.
  • Front runner
    Hard-working showrunner Greg Berlanti was at Natpe in Miami this week to receive one of US TV’s biggest honours and to talk music.
  • Young at heart
    UK broadcasters S4C and Channel 4 are bypassing their TV schedules to target youth audiences with shortform on Facebook and YouTube.
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EDITOR'S CHOICE

  • Promising debut Clive Whittingham reports from the unscripted track of Content London on the state of the indie nation and programming in a ‘post truth’ age.
  • Short change Broadcasters will reap the benefits if they take a chance on shortform drama investment, according to key industry figures at Content London.
  • Lord of the rights One consequence of rising drama budgets is risk-aversity, according to speakers at C21’s Content London.
  • Renaissance studies Key figures in the global formats business found plenty to be positive about when looking to the future of unscripted at Content London, including the arrival of SVoD and OTT platforms.
  • Social gathering Harnessing social media, YouTube controversy and Brexit uncertainty dominated discussions at C21’s Kids Content Futures in London.
  • Shopping around pt1 In the first article in a two-part report, two factual buyers tell Clive Whittingham about the style of programming their channels are looking for.
  • Cracking stacking As viewing continues to shift online, broadcasters are demanding more exclusivity and flexibility when they license US programming. But are they getting it?
  • Moving in-house With more and more independent producers launching sales arms, where does this leave medium-sized distributors, and can the market sustain them all?
  • Forward motion Motion Content Group’s Richard Foster wants to be in the middle of the premium content business, and it’s clear to see why.
  • Putting on Make Up Facebook Watch debuted live relationship show Make Up or Break Up in September and has already ordered more episodes from B17's Thumb Candy.

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