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  • C4 sets new strategy, $40m format fund
    The UK's Channel 4 has unveiled a corporate strategy called Future4, which aims to help the commercial broadcaster thrive in the digital age and includes the creation of a £30m (US$40m) Global Format Fund.
  • Streamers face Australian content levy
    Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ and other global streaming services would be required to spend millions of dollars on Australian content under major reforms to media laws proposed by the federal government.
  • 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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    Mark Westcott of Marshal Bishop Productions considers where the survival and adventurist genre goes in the post-Covid world.
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Reports and analysis

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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