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  • Turkey's still hot
    Fadi Ismail of O3 Productions discusses his company’s impact on Turkish drama, European copros and Arabic scripted ambitions.
  • The new age
    Netflix, Amazon and other on-demand players are adding a whole new dimension to selling unscripted formats, says WhizzKid's Malcolm Gerrie
  • Study the crime scene
    Serialised true crime was 2016’s hot genre, but will its previously rigid form need to change to a more open-ended approach to retain viewers?
  • French invasion
    French production and distribution giant Newen is setting up in London and ploughing over US$50m into English-language drama.
  • The Wow! factor
    The rise of online streaming means there’s never been a better time to be involved in animation, Canadian media veteran Michael Hirsh tells Nico Franks.
  • Ride to the rescue pt2
    The second of two C21 reports looks at how factual VoD buyers can help support US prodcos as cablenets cut their programme budgets.
  • Winterizing the web
    Lana Zöllner of consultancy Vast Media explores HBO’s promotion of Game of Thrones as part of a series of articles tracking digital marketing innovations.
  • Eyes on Europe
    Canadian producers, with support from their government, are increasingly turning to Europe as a place to cook up format deals.
  • Moving with the times
    CBBC is adapting to its audience’s evolving viewing habits by looking beyond TV and spending more on multi-platform production. Nico Franks reports.
  • Funding the future
    Fresh from the Children's Media Conference in Sheffield, C21Kids editor Nico Franks unpicks the BBC Children's department's funding boost.
  • Stroke of Genius?
    Nat Geo is augmenting its programming about the great outdoors with high-end scripted shows such as Genius. Is the move batty or brilliant?
  • Climbing the Great Wall
    Dave Winnan, a veteran flying producer, has left ITV Studios and launched his own firm. He reveals the details and offers his take on the Chinese market's potential.
  • Filling the copro gap
    The inaugural Conecta Fiction event in Spain suggested a new era of coproduction between Europe and Latin America is dawning.
  • Digital transitions
    Spot the obvious difference between the annual animation gathering at Annecy and Sunny Side of the Doc in La Rochelle.
  • iPhone turns 10
    Apple's iPhone went on sale a decade ago today and proved revolutionary, for mobile video in particular. But the small screen looks set for bigger things.
  • Export duties
    With Italy’s Mediaset Distribution pushing further into the international formats sector, division chief Manuela Caputi reveals its strategy.
  • Dark matters
    Wiedemann & Berg is behind Netflix’s first original drama from Germany. Founder Quirin Berg says the country’s scripted industry has never been healthier.
  • Ridley’s riot reflection
    Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley talks about making the move into docs with his feature-length debut Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982–1992.
  • Best of Budapest
    NATPE: Formats talk dominated headlines, conversations and panel sessions in Budapest. C21 offers the best of the soundbites and deals.
  • Making a Go of it
    OTT platform Go90 wants to attract mobile-first viewers, but can it recover from a stuttering start and compete in a viciously competitive market?
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  • Ride to the rescue pt2 The second of two C21 reports looks at how factual VoD buyers can help support US prodcos as cablenets cut their programme budgets.
  • Winterizing the web Lana Zöllner of consultancy Vast Media explores HBO’s promotion of Game of Thrones as part of a series of articles tracking digital marketing innovations.
  • Eyes on Europe Canadian producers, with support from their government, are increasingly turning to Europe as a place to cook up format deals.
  • Moving with the times CBBC is adapting to its audience’s evolving viewing habits by looking beyond TV and spending more on multi-platform production. Nico Franks reports.
  • Funding the future Fresh from the Children's Media Conference in Sheffield, C21Kids editor Nico Franks unpicks the BBC Children's department's funding boost.
  • Stroke of Genius? Nat Geo is augmenting its programming about the great outdoors with high-end scripted shows such as Genius. Is the move batty or brilliant?
  • Climbing the Great Wall Dave Winnan, a veteran flying producer, has left ITV Studios and launched his own firm. He reveals the details and offers his take on the Chinese market's potential.
  • Filling the copro gap The inaugural Conecta Fiction event in Spain suggested a new era of coproduction between Europe and Latin America is dawning.
  • Digital transitions Spot the obvious difference between the annual animation gathering at Annecy and Sunny Side of the Doc in La Rochelle.
  • iPhone turns 10 Apple's iPhone went on sale a decade ago today and proved revolutionary, for mobile video in particular. But the small screen looks set for bigger things.