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Today we hear from Bell Media president of content and programming Mike Cosentino about how the Canadian broadcaster and its studio have adapted to the pandemic and CTV drama Transplant found success in the US; and Claire Mundell, founder and creative director at Glasgow-based Synchronicity Films, talks about building on the success of hit miniseries The Cry to establish a base in Australia.

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Canadian medical drama Transplant is notable for a number of reasons. First and foremost, its central protagonist is a Syrian doctor who flees his war-torn homeland to build a new life in Toronto.

Second, having debuted on CTV in February just before the coronavirus pandemic hit, the 13-parter became the number one new show in Canada and was among a flurry of pick-ups from US networks facing content supply squeezes as a result of the global production shutdown.

Mike Cosentino, president of content and programming at CTV parent Bell Media, speaks to Jonathan Webdale about the series, how the Canadian broadcaster and its in-house studio have adapted to the pandemic, and the increasingly competitive nature of streaming.

Glasgow-based Synchronicity Films recently launched an Australian arm in Melbourne, with former BBC drama development producer Ruth Underwood in charge.

Founder and creative director Claire Mundell talks with Michael Pickard about the move, building on relationships developed while making hit miniseries The Cry, and discusses Synchronicity Australia’s first project, plus the changing broadcast landscape.

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