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C21 International – Magazines


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Flip through the digital versions of our latest print magazines below. Every issue is published here to provide readers and advertisers with a flexible way to access our publications online.


Channel21 International: Summer 2023

How the writers’ strike is already starting to bite • WBD’s Content Budapest keynote Cooke • Will B Corp hold TV to a higher standard? • Content Trends Report on FAST & AI • Animated docs • Viasat World • Media Res • Views & More


Channel21 International: Spring 2023 – KIDS

Is AI animation to be feared or welcomed? • ITVX presents new partner opportunities • Defining and reaching the YA audience • Melanie Stokes at Kindle Entertainment • Studio 100 Media’s Development Slate • DeAPlaneta’s Three-Year Plan


Channel21 International: Spring 2023 – DRAMA

Will Japanese drama follow Korea’s path? • Casey Bloys on the perils of the SVoD market • Local leads the way for Prime Video Nigeria • Risk-taking rules at Arte France • Lingo Pictures and Range Media Partners target international growth


Channel21 International: Spring 2023 – FACTUAL

US unscripted indies face a rough ride • Lawford’s Dare takes up the challenge • Facts about ‘stranger than fiction’ docs • Content Strategies focuses on ITVX and S4C • Development Slate looks at CreativeChaos


Channel21 International: Spring 2023 – FORMATS

Has drama’s baton passed to unscripted? • Tips from the experts on pitching paper • Top Chef’ recipe for fresh format • Content Strategies hears from Denmark’s TV2 • Spotlight on ITV Studios and RTBF’s Development Slates


Channel21 International: Spring 2023

Opportunities abroad should US writers strike • James Burstall on prospering through a crisis • Our pick of the shows to catch this spring • C21’s Content Trends Report • OUTtv’s wishlist Spotlight on Türkiye • Streaming’s next phase • Views & more


Channel21 International: Winter 2022/23

Fixing on ViX+: Plans for the Lat Am streamer • Striking a blow: What if writers walk out in US? • Key for Freevee: Service targets broad appeal • C21’s Content Business Trends Report • Netflix wishlist Paranormal programming • TriForce • PBS Masterpiece

Channel21 International: Fall 2022 – KIDS

Can the anime style take root outside Asia? • BBCS’s Cecilia Persson sets out her wishlist • 21 new shows worth screening at MipJunior • Spanish animation • Duolingo • The metaverse • WildBrain • Cartoon Forum • Guru Studio’s Frank Falcone

Channel21 International: Fall 2022 – FORMATS

How economic slump could hit UK formats • USG casts the net wide in search for IP • Fremantle accentuates the positive • Amazon Prime Video Italy • Virgin Media TV Ireland • GoQuest’s Ofelya Tovmasyan • Marblemedia • Potato

Channel21 International: Fall 2022 – FACTUAL

Access is all for Amazon Studios docs • WaterBear makes waves in streaming • Spreading the environmental crisis message • Michael Palin on his Iraq adventure with Channel 5 • Yeti Television on avoiding ‘horror porn’ in true crime

Channel21 International: Fall 2022 – DRAMA

Catherine Tait’s CBC faces up to challenges • Disney+’s Star vehicle for new ambitious ideas • Mariam Naoum on nurturing female talent • Spanish firms target the Americas • France Télévisions • ARD Mediathek • Halcyon Studios • Aussie prodco Helium

Channel21 International: Fall 2022

Live experiences create scope for new revenue • Merging pains: producers slam WBD confusion • Our pick of the shows to catch when in Cannes • C21’s Content Business Trends Report • Private equity • Netflix • ITVX • Ukraine • Prime Video • Qalbox • BBC Studios

Channel21 International: Summer 2022

Scary numbers: Netflix eyes ads as subs decline • Rola Bauer of MGM delivers for Amazon • Dating shows
adapt to reflect LGBTQ romance • C21’s Content Business Trends Report • True crime • Poland • Česká Televize • Buendía Estudios • Elephant Int’l

Channel21 International: Spring 2022 – KIDS

Amazon Kids+ puts new ideas on order • Age concerns: Ensuring kids’ screen safety • Portuguese animation gains traction • Disney Junior • Super RTL • Milkshake! • Moonbug • App template platform WunderBox • Lighthouse Studios

Channel21 International: Spring 2022 – DRAMA

Netflix’s Nordic hubs lead drive for fresh talent • The impact of non-English drama’s boom • Streamers lead the charge for UK comedy • Merman’s Clelia Mountford on comedy-drama • Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio • Banijay Asia’s three-year-plan

Channel21 International: Spring 2022 – FACTUAL

All in the mix: The new faces of fact ent • A look into the Mindhouse of Louis Theroux • Premium docs that caused a stir this year • TV2 Denmark takes tips from Spotify • Spirit Studios’ three-year plan • Mercury Studios’ development slate

Channel21 International: Spring 2022 – FORMATS

The Masked Singer creator Wonwoo Park • Thailand finds its place in global formats • 3-Year Plan: ITVSGE looks beyond Covid • Amazon Studios Europe prospects for unscripted • Branded content specialist Gramafilm eyes fact ent

Channel21 International: Spring 2022

Industry outcry over Russia’s war on Ukraine • Spotlight on 21 shows to catch on the Croisette • African SVoD Showmax sets out its wishlist • C21’s Content Business Trends Report • Top players on the state of global distribution • Anatomy of a Deal: BritBox

C21Winter 2021/22

Too few crew: the production boom downside • Bela Bajaria on the stories that work for Netflix • Spain cashes in on a successful Money Heist • C21’s Content Business Trends Report • Discovery+ • StarzPlay • Universal Int’l Studios • ViacomCBS • Pantaya

C21Kids Fall 2021

How Brexit has begun to impact UK animation • Rick Clodfelter on Disney’s TV content wishlist • 21 new shows worth screening at MipJunior • African animation • Kids’ mental health • Spacetoon TV • Cartoon Forum • Gigglebug • Moonbug • Views & more

Channel21 International: Fall 2021 – DRAMA

Indigenous storytellers soar in Canada • Dhanny Joshi’s three-year plan for Big Deal • Max effort: HBO’s streamer set for Europe • Ukraine • Classic drama • Rose Marie Vega • Banijay • Boat Rocker Media • YACF • Vertigo Films

Channel21 International: Fall 2021 – FACTUAL

Winning team: the rise of the sports doc • Woodcut to carve a niche in fact ent • A natural fit? Wildlife filming in a pandemic • Architecture SVoD Shelter • Hillary Clinton’s prodco • HiddenLight • Procter & Jones’ Big Little Fish • Views & more

Channel21 International: Fall 2021 – FORMATS

Netflix reveals its wishlist for unscripted • Streamers look to create a new reality • France sets its sights on int’l scripted sales • Leading execs reflect on the rise of Korean content • Particle6 Productions eyes comedy and science

Channel21 International: Fall 2021

New leadership aims to tackle TV’s inequality • Disney+ plots major originals push in Europe • 21 fresh shows worth catching at MipcomC21’s Content Business Trends Report • Alex Okosi on YouTube’s Black Voices Fund • C4’s planned privatisation

Channel21 International: Summer 2021

Why the global streamers are targeting Africa • Mega merger: WarnerMedia joins Discovery • Making history: Is docudrama too dominant? • C21 Content Business Trends Report • Reshet 13 • Māori TV • Russia • Spain • Scripted formats • Views & more

Channel21 International: Spring 2021 – KIDS

A family affair: Co-viewing in the spotlight • Graphic novels lead the serial drama charge • DWA’s Peter Gal on the Peacock pecking order • Canada’s Mercury Filmworks pushes into original IP

Channel21 International: Spring 2021 – FORMATS

Golden girl: format pioneer Anette Rømer • Canuck format makers eye int’l markets • Covid comfort: Fact ent ticks the right boxes • How Taskmaster has found success worldwide • Anatomy of a Deal: Jungle Entertainment’s No Activity

Channel21 International: Spring 2021 – DRAMA

SVoD originals find new lives on linear TV • Covid-free Kiwi industry goes for growth • Why comedy drama is now a serious business • Dan March on Dynamic Television’s strategy • Pulse Films targets non-English-language scripted

Channel21 International: Spring 2021 – FACTUAL

Will Discovery+ be the Netflix of unscripted? • True crime remains a key source of IP • OWN ideas: Network eyes opportunities • PLUS: Glass Entertainment’s development strategy • Croatian pubcaster HRT seeks comforting content

Channel21 International: Spring 2021

Coping with the dark material that was 2020 • C21’s Content Business Trends Report kicks off • TV does its bit in the climate emergency • 21 new shows to catch during Digital MipTV • Cally Beaton on side hustles during a pandemic


Channel21 International: January 2021

Lat Am players extend their int’l ambitions • Max factor: HBO streamer looks south • Top players reveal wish lists for 2021 • London Screenings • ViacomCBS • Factual special A year in kids’ TV • Europa+ • Dan Cohen • Views & more

Channel21 International: Mipcom 2020 – part five

Animators play a blinder on sticky wicket • Takeaways from the digital Cartoon Forum • Azoomee’s learning curve during Covid • Wa’qaar A Mirza on injecting realism into programming • Diamond Entertainment • Cottonwood Media • Natalie Llewellyn • Views & more

Channel21 International: Mipcom 2020 – part four

HBO Max effort: Streamer looks further afield • Joerg Winger throws open Big Window • The challenges of production in a pandemic • Dominic Buchanan & Bennett McGhee’s start-up • Ade Rawcliffe on making diversity ITV’s priority • Views & more

Channel21 International: Mipcom 2020 – part three

Blue-light shows facing an emergency • Nutopia’s Jane Root enters World of Calm • Taking travel content to a different place • TLC seeks ob docs and social experiments • CS Lee of Korea’s UniK Studios • Views & more

Channel21 International: Mipcom 2020 – part two

Netflix reveals ambitions for unscripted • Dive into data: South Korea’s export figures • TF1 explores District Z in formats hunt • ITV Studios focuses on Covid-proof formats • Remy Blumunfeld calls for reinvention • Views & more

Channel21 International: Mipcom 2020 – part one

Top players on coping with the new normal • What next for our embattled TV markets? • Birth of a giant: Banijay and Endemol Shine • 21 new shows to catch during Mipcom Online+ • 29 Graham Sherrington on future of freelancing • 36 | Views & More

MIPTV 2020 issues:

Channel 21 International: April 2020

Events unfurl: Alternatives to big TV markets • What impact will 5G have on entertainment? • SVoD originals head for international distribution • Live streaming • Coronavirus impact • BBC’s next DG • Canale 5 • Video games • True crime • NHU’s Doug Hope • National Geographic • BBC Studios • Studio Airlift • Night Train Media • News, views & more…

Drama Quarterly: Spring 2020

Across Europe with GR5 • Pegg and Frost’s Stolen Picture • Flying away with Little Birds • Patria storms Spain • Sally Rooney’s Normal People • On set for We Got This • Genius shows Aretha Respect • And more…

C21Kids: Spring 2020

Hey presto: French toons face upheaval • Cyma Zarghami gives her vision for MiMo Studio • Making a noise about kids’ audio content • Coronavirus • M6 Group ambitions • Netflix • France TV’s Okoo • Nickelodeon • Discovery Kids Media • Bruna Capozzoli • News, views & more…

Channel 21 International: March 2020

Strategy shift: ZDF looks to procedurals • Spring crop: Coronavirus docs and more • French players fine-tune their export efforts • Natural history’s new wave • CuriosityStream • MY Entertainment • Ringside Studios • Jill Offman • News, views & more…