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  • Premium predictions
    21ON21 YEARS: Emmanuelle Guilbart of About Premium Content considers the past 21 years and reveals why she believes broadcasters will become more aggressive.
  • Italian accent in Lat Am
    Viacom in Lat Am is teaming up with Italy's Rai and Rainbow for a scripted live-action series that sees teenagers travel back in time to the 1950s.
  • Still laughing
    Whose Line Is It Anyway? creator Dan Patterson considers the state of UK TV comedy and Global Productions' Ahmed Fahmy discusses adapting the show in MENA.
  • Marketing power
    Discoverability and the growing importance of marketing were two of the main themes to emerge from C21's Kids Content Futures event last week.
  • Following protocol
    21ON21 YEARS: Raze boss Emiliano Calemzuk offers his take on the biggest industry changes of the past 21 years and where things are heading next.
  • The Sky's the limit
    Mathew Horsman analyses the impact of Comcast’s recent purchase of Sky, which looks to have put the US giant in a strong position on the changing media battlefield.
  • Asia's arrival
    As the Asia TV Forum & Market kicks off today in Singapore, how are buyers and producers from around the world capitalising on the region's growing scripted and factual programming?
  • True to formats
    A&E’s Brad Holcman and TF1’s Julien Degroote, who appeared at the Unscripted Entertainment Forum at Content London on Friday, on the state of the formats sector and what to look out for in the year ahead.
  • Embracing newform
    CONTENT LONDON: Digital creatives explain why traditional TV firms need to take chances with new types of programming.
  • Matter of fact
    CONTENT LONDON: Execs from ITV Studios, History US and A+E Networks UK taking part in C21's Unscripted Entertainment Forum suggest the biggest stories in factual this year.
  • Feeling content
    CONTENT LONDON: Kids Content Futures speakers from Netflix, ITV and WildBrain give their take on the state of the sector.
  • Newen thinking in UK
    With the International Drama Summit well underway here in London, Newen Group's Romain Bessi reflects on his company's changing strategy.
  • Global gathering
    Delegations from around the world are at C21’s Content London, highlighting the event's growing significance for TV execs worldwide.
  • C21 finds the write stuff
    A close look at the shortlisted projects chosen from more than 200 entries battling it out in the C21 Drama Series Script Competition.
  • Pitch perfect
    The second C21 Drama Series Pitch sees eight projects looking for partners present to C21's International Drama Summit in London today. We reveal what’s in the running.
  • Copros calling
    Richard Tulk-Hart at A+E Networks explains the company's recent move into coproduction and offers his take on the drama business.
  • Goldschein reflects
    21ON21 YEARS: Gil Goldschein of Bunim/Murray considers the state of the unscripted business and changes over the past 21 years as C21 marks its 21st anniversary.
  • Indian summary
    India's buoyant OTT sector is creating opportunities, with further growth likely to increase the importance of the country to the international market.
  • Colombian brew
    Colombian producers and broadcasters are entering into more international partnerships as they react to increasing OTT competition in the country.
  • Cut and thrust
    Patrick Vien surveys the international scene at A+E Networks, whose ambitious factual and fact-based drama projects reflect an evolutionary shift.

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  • Fear and funding With broadcaster cash becoming harder to secure and budgets fluctuating wildly, Canada’s non-fiction producers are increasingly looking to factual funds to get their projects made.
  • Playing Ball Bunim/Murray Productions is behind one of Facebook’s most popular original series. Julie Pizzi reveals the genesis of Ball in the Family.
  • Vertical thinking Marc Berman offers his take on the new crop of pilots heading into the Upfronts, and finds that this year it’s all about ownership, reboots and female-helmed dramas.
  • Pointing the way Next-generation studio Indigenous Media has joined up with Scandal star Kerry Washington to launch a drama on Facebook Watch.
  • Middle ground Turkish imports plus a lack of local commissioners have made the Middle East a tough place for scripted producers. But there are reasons for optimism.
  • Baring FAANGs As Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google step up their efforts to reach children, should the industry be welcoming, wary or worried?
  • Out of this world Live event shows and rights negotiations with streamers were high on the factual agenda at a soggy MipTV and MipDoc in Cannes.
  • Facing up to Facebook As Facebook steps up its efforts to attract viewers, the industry remains torn on whether mass migration to mobile will sound the death knell for traditional TV.
  • Alive and kicking MIPTV: Live-action scripted programming was top of the agenda for children's buyers in Cannes this week as the genre enjoys a shot in the arm thanks to SVoD. Nico Franks reports.
  • Rights still reign MIPTV: The continuing surge in the quantity and quality of drama didn't stop rights being the talk of the town at MipTV.