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news & features

  • USA's Sebastian to join ITV
    USA Network’s head of alternative programming Jessica Sebastian is leaving the US cable network to join production group ITV America.
  • Comcast buys DWA for $3.8bn
    US media giant Comcast, owner of NBCUniversal, has agreed to acquire CGI studio DreamWorks Animation for US$3.8bn.
  • Netwix – Greece
    SCHEDULE WATCH CHANNEL PROFILE: Two-year-old web channel Netwix has ramped up its digital-exclusive branded content and remains on the hunt for more fare aimed at young people. Paula Tsoni reports.
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    Netflix doc series Making a Murderer is setting trends in factual, but would the linear broadcasters that crave such a ratings winner even be allowed to air it?

Seoul man

Jinwoo Hwang, general manager and head of formats at CJ Entertainment and Media, tells Ed Waller about the state of the formats game in Korea.

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The international format business is changing fast, with the dominant suppliers now facing competition from places that once only imported formats.

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The number of TV dramas has exploded in recent years, but has it reached a peak? We may be in a golden age of drama, but some say the bubble is about to burst.

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The growth of YouTube has prompted a  proliferation of companies keen to help content creators build fan followings, brand recognition, skill sets and revenue.

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