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  • Streamer invasion
    The growth of on-demand is not only changing the way children watch content but also how producers are making it.
  • Navigating Amazon
    The factual commissioning team assembled by Amazon to look for unscripted projects across Europe discuss their strategy.
  • The Baby Yoda bump
    The success of Star Wars series The Mandalorian has helped propel Disney+ to unprecedented levels of popularity within the galaxy of mobile apps.
  • Soap master
    British soap opera writer and producer Mal Young reveals how he made US$200,000 in a few seconds – by swearing.
  • Africa rising
    As worldwide demand continues to increase, content from creators across Africa has been attracting serious interest.
  • Short cut to success
    Four key players in the burgeoning factual shortform market talk about about their strategy and what works for the audience.
  • Is 8K UHD here to stay?
    With CES underway, Insight TV's Natalie Boot looks at what the latest announcements around 8K UHD technology mean for the content business.
  • Shuffling APAC
    Ricky Ow, president of WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, Asia Pacific, outlines his strategy for the region and the impact of new D2C services.
  • 2020 vision
    Top execs at Netflix and Hopster discuss the biggest developments and opportunities set to impact the children's content business.
  • Masked slips into UK
    Acquiring UK rights to Korean entertainment format The Masked Singer proved far from straightforward for the co-founders of Scottish prodco Bandicoot.
  • Docs from the Brink
    Veteran filmmaker Malcolm Brinkworth discusses four projects that define his UK indie, what’s on his 2020 development slate and the challenges facing factual.
  • How to work with…
    Unscripted buyers from YouTube, TrueRoyalty TV, Facebook and DocuBay on how producers can best take advantage of the opportunities open to them.
  • Local SVoD heroes
    Jack Davison of 3Vision spoke at C21’s International Drama Summit this month about the shifting acquisition habits of global and local SVoD players.
  • Scarlet letters
    With its first foray into drama coproduction, A+E Networks International is stepping away from its parent company to establish itself as an indie producer.
  • Retail therapy
    As major toy retailers rethink their business strategies, how are IP owners changing their approach to licensing and merchandising?
  • Science vs the sceptics
    Last week’s annual World Congress of Science and Factual Producers tackled some of the hottest issues facing the industry today.
  • Mubi momentum
    Indie movie subscription VoD service Mubi is branching out to new territories as it carves out its own niche within the worldwide boom in streaming.
  • Enter the Workshop
    Sesame Workshop's Ed Wells discusses the not-for-profit's mission as it partners with new players such as HBO Max and Apple TV+.
  • Formatting the future
    Senior execs who took part in the C21 Unscripted Entertainment Forum reveal the biggest stories to have emerged in the sector over the past year.
  • Unscripted opinions
    Key speakers at today’s Unscripted Entertainment Forum at C21’s Content London event highlight the major issues facing the industry.
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EDITOR'S CHOICE

  • At CEE level Stella Litou of Greece’s Antenna Group says CEE is braced for the impact of international SVoD, and regional collaboration could be the solution.
  • Big Apple pitching Attending DOC NYC as it celebrates its 10th anniversary, Adam Benzine discovers less can be more at a tightly curated pitching event.
  • Youngest grows up Youngest Media co-founders Lucas Church and David Flynn outline the UK prodco’s story so far and reveal where they hope to be by 2022.
  • Youth in revolt Is the children’s TV industry sufficiently tuned in to its audience’s concerns about the environment, or does its approach need to change?
  • Wheel of fortune Wheelhouse Entertainment president Sean Cohan reveals why he decided to leave A+E Networks after 15 years to join Brent Montgomery’s ‘multiple vertical’ production house.
  • Shaftel's Hit list Rob Shaftel, formerly of ITV Studios America, Leftfield Pictures, Discovery and Spike, talks expanding the international ambitions of his own indie, Hit + Run.
  • Picomedia's next page Roberto Sessa of Italian drama prodco Picomedia discusses the company’s push into international coproductions, with literary IP leading the charge.
  • MIA's rising star Rome’s coproduction and networking event MIA has continued to put Italy firmly on the production map on the back of another year of record attendance.
  • Everything Toulouse Nico Franks looks back on annual copro and pitching event Cartoon Forum, where woodland creatures, series arcs and hard-hitting topics came to the fore.
  • Dramatic days C21 editorial director Ed Waller picks out some of the trends and issues in the drama sector that emerged in Cannes this week.