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  • BBC calls for non-traditional drama
    CONTENT LONDON: UK pubcaster the BBC is seeking dramas in genres that it doesn’t traditionally broadcast, including horror, supernatural and international crime stories.
  • ITV in the market for 'big event dramas'
    CONTENT LONDON: UK commercial broadcaster ITV is keen to take on more “event dramas” and live shows, according to head of drama Polly Hill.
  • Starz – US
    SCHEDULE WATCH PROFILE: Lionsgate’s premium pay brand Starz is hunting for more US and international originals with new, diverse voices as it continues its global growth.

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  • An epic opportunity
    A lack of US drama production caused by Covid-19 means European producers can take on their transatlantic rivals with content of similar scale.
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Covid-19: impact report

The results of C21's Covid-19 Impact Global Content Business Survey are now in and the findings make for grim reading.

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The ongoing drama boom is being fuelled by a growing number of streamers focused on international programming.

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The international TV drama business continues to boom as new streamers arrive, stoking up demand, prices and creativity, impacting the entire industry.

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The arrival of Apple TV+ and Disney+, as well as WarnerMedia’s upcoming HBO Max and NBCU’s Peacock, marks the start of a new era of D2C streaming services.

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