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  • Shopping around pt2
    A pair of factual buyers reveal the style of programming their channels are looking for in the concluding article of a two-part report.
  • The long and short of it
    With linear networks moving online in a bid to reach younger viewers, shortform is enjoying a renaissance. But do budgets stack up and what opportunities are on offer?
  • On the write track
    Intellectual property is in demand like never before as producers look at books, online novels and comics for TV drama inspiration.
  • Joking apart
    Europe's turbulent political situation has TV execs casting envious glances at America’s booming late-night comedy scene. But can the format work outside the US?
  • 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.
  • Streaming to the shops
    Is it possible to launch a successful licensing and merchandising campaign based on a property available exclusively on an SVoD platform?
  • Worldwide thinking
    Producers are adapting fast to a changing formats landscape and new entrants. BBCWW’s Tracy Forsyth and Sumi Connock talk about their plans.
  • First of the fewer
    As the first commissions emerge from Nat Geo’s ‘fewer, bigger, better’ strategy, the broadcaster’s CEO Courteney Monroe reveals what’s next.
  • Discovery networks
    Twitter’s former head of TV Fred Graver on creating original series for Facebook from his new vantage point as digital content chief at Discovery Communications.
  • Grace period
    Netflix and CBC have thrown their support behind a team of female creatives for limited series Alias Grace, the second Margaret Atwood adaptation this year.
  • Sinking the pirates
    YouTube's new guidelines are designed to prevent uploaders from making money by posting inappropriate videos, but do they go far enough?
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  • 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.