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  • Bringing up Sons
    History’s Russ McCarroll and producer Stephen David tell Clive Whittingham about the ambitions and challenges of A+E Networks’ latest foray into factual drama.
  • This year’s models
    Plenty of ambitious new dramas launched this fall season, but the funding models behind them are as varied as their plotlines. Richard Middleton reports.
  • Living the lifestyle
    Although backed by the famous Playboy brand, Asian pay channel LifeStyle TV is unlike other channels from the adult entertainment giant. Ed Waller reports.
  • Scripps homes in
    With lifestyle content in high demand across the region, it’s no surprise Scripps Networks Interactive is targeting its channels at Asia Pacific. Nico Franks reports.
  • An evolving mindset
    Ghislain Barrois of Spain’s Mediaset tells Andrew Dickens about the changing role of US drama on his channels.
  • Brought into play
    Children’s toys have historically been a gold mine for creators of television shows. Carsten Kieckbusch tells Richard Middleton about the opportunities they offer.
  • In the public eye
    C21 caught up with leading format commissioners at the European Broadcasting Union's recent Eurovision Creative Forum, revealing how they are coping with the many challenges thrown up by new digital technologies.
  • Mexican mindset
    Three of the main international factual channels talk to Clive Whittingham about their commissioning strategies in Mexico.
  • Cashing in on YouTube
    YouTube is booming but a viable business model for the platform’s contributors remains elusive, writes Tara Conlan
  • Italian renaissance
    Mob series Gomorra put Italian drama back on the map for international acquisition execs, but was it a flash in the pan or the start of something bigger? Richard Middleton reports.
  • Staying on the ball
    Cartoon Network in Latin America had a tough summer, what with a World Cup to contend with, but has emerged stronger, Pablo Zuccarino tells Nico Franks.
  • Grey matters
    Linear TV could become a playground for older viewers as VoD tempts younger people away. Richard Middleton explores how broadcasters are reaching out to the grey market.
  • Delving into the archives
    Andy Williams, MD at UK production and archive firm ITN Source, tells Clive Whittingham how new development workshops are opening up affordable historical doc opportunities for indie producers.
  • Generating acclaim
    German drama is on the up as respected names including Ridley Scott heap praise on miniseries Generation War, UFA Fiction’s Nico Hofmann tells Nico Franks.
  • Into the swing of copros
    German pubcaster WDR has begun its push into the global coproduction market, the company's head of content and international TV sales tells Nico Franks.
  • On the day shift
    How five very different European broadcasters are approaching scheduling in the increasingly competitive and important daytime space.
  • Summit scales new heights
    Hundreds of delegates flooded to C21's International Drama Summit, part of the second Content London conference held at Bafta this week.
  • On the way to the forum
    Four key buyers heading for the IDFA Forum give Clive Whittingham their tips for pitching success and reveal the sort of docs they’ll be looking for in Amsterdam.
  • A singular audience
    C21Kids Content Summit keynote speaker Sharalyn Orr, executive director at US research firm Frank N Magid Associates, explains the characteristics of the plurals, the generation born since 1997.
  • The digital divide
    While the warning signs have been up around linear TV for over a decade, the extent of the challenge from digital technology split opinion at C21’s FutureMedia conference this week.
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EDITOR'S CHOICE

  • An evolving mindset Ghislain Barrois of Spain’s Mediaset tells Andrew Dickens about the changing role of US drama on his channels.
  • Brought into play Children’s toys have historically been a gold mine for creators of television shows. Carsten Kieckbusch tells Richard Middleton about the opportunities they offer.
  • In the public eye C21 caught up with leading format commissioners at the European Broadcasting Union's recent Eurovision Creative Forum, revealing how they are coping with the many challenges thrown up by new digital technologies.
  • Mexican mindset Three of the main international factual channels talk to Clive Whittingham about their commissioning strategies in Mexico.
  • Cashing in on YouTube YouTube is booming but a viable business model for the platform’s contributors remains elusive, writes Tara Conlan
  • Italian renaissance Mob series Gomorra put Italian drama back on the map for international acquisition execs, but was it a flash in the pan or the start of something bigger? Richard Middleton reports.
  • Staying on the ball Cartoon Network in Latin America had a tough summer, what with a World Cup to contend with, but has emerged stronger, Pablo Zuccarino tells Nico Franks.
  • Grey matters Linear TV could become a playground for older viewers as VoD tempts younger people away. Richard Middleton explores how broadcasters are reaching out to the grey market.
  • Delving into the archives Andy Williams, MD at UK production and archive firm ITN Source, tells Clive Whittingham how new development workshops are opening up affordable historical doc opportunities for indie producers.
  • Generating acclaim German drama is on the up as respected names including Ridley Scott heap praise on miniseries Generation War, UFA Fiction’s Nico Hofmann tells Nico Franks.