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  • Taking stock
    Former Parthenon founder and Sky Vision MD Carl Hall talks to Clive Whittingham about the future of the distribution business, the stressed UK market, the BBC, factual funding and the work of his own indie Warehouse 51.
  • New kids on the block
    Rising production values and a handy new tax break have put Spain firmly on the international coproduction map, reports Toni Sekinah.
  • Hungary for growth
    John Rossiter gives the lowdown on changes in Central Europe after Sony acquired two Hungarian channels.
  • Direct action
    TVT's Ian Brotherston reflects on the biggest shifts that have taken place in media over the past decade and those that lie ahead in the next.
  • Coming to America
    Demand for original UK drama is growing in America, but is it anything more than a passing fad? Andrew Dickens assesses the trend.
  • Blue chip off the block
    Atlantic Productions' Anthony Geffen talks to Clive Whittingham about the blue-chip wildlife genre's renaissance and the struggles of 3D TV.
  • Monkey business
    A retelling of a Chinese legend provided the country’s film industry with a home-grown animated hit, and there are hopes it could pave the way for more.
  • Hill climbs to the top
    Polly Hill has risen through the ranks to head BBC Drama, with an estimated budget of US$310m. Maggie Brown assesses her biggest challenges.
  • Korea advice
    With 4K production booming, government money available and a close relationship with China, South Korea is about more than just drama.
  • CEE change
    Central and Eastern Europe’s VoD market is hotting up, but what does this mean for existing local players and foreign distributors?
  • In the Zone
    Mike Moriarty of AMC Networks International – Zone on expanding into Africa, UK originals and Russian regulatory issues.
  • Summer sizzlers
    C21's latest Hot Properties Playlist features 23 shows new on air this summer, including Channel 4/AMC Networks hit Humans and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's first TV lead.
  • Adding to the script
    There may be a surplus of drama on the international market, but that won’t stop A+E Networks pushing further into the genre, Joel Denton tells Nico Franks.
  • Going live
    Producers of kids’ live-action have had a rough ride in recent years, but is the tide turning? Richard Middleton reports on the eve of the Children's Media Conference in Sheffield.
  • Lab assistance
    FIC’s new Fox Formats Lab initiative aims to cultivate and fund local talent in Singapore – and could spread further afield. Andrew Dickens reports.
  • Hot picks from Prague
    C21 was at Natpe Europe this week scouting out the most interesting shows and our latest Hot Properties Playlist comprises 11 top titles from the market.
  • Return to the wild
    Interest in wildlife programming is growing in France after a couple of primetime docs in the genre made a big impact on pubcaster France 2.
  • Get smart
    Smart TV may not have taken off as predicted but the future of content remains one in which OTT viewing is key, argues Viewster's Kai Henniges.
  • Novelas rise again
    NATPE EUROPE: Latin American distributors are predicting revived interest in their content in CEE as audiences look beyond Turkish drama.
  • Rebuilding the Silk Road in Prague
    NATPE EUROPE: Chinese companies are trying to "rebuild the Silk Road" by bringing their TV shows to Central and Eastern Europe instead of the textiles and spices of centuries past.
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  • In the Zone Mike Moriarty of AMC Networks International – Zone on expanding into Africa, UK originals and Russian regulatory issues.
  • Summer sizzlers C21's latest Hot Properties Playlist features 23 shows new on air this summer, including Channel 4/AMC Networks hit Humans and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's first TV lead.
  • Adding to the script There may be a surplus of drama on the international market, but that won’t stop A+E Networks pushing further into the genre, Joel Denton tells Nico Franks.
  • Going live Producers of kids’ live-action have had a rough ride in recent years, but is the tide turning? Richard Middleton reports on the eve of the Children's Media Conference in Sheffield.
  • Lab assistance FIC’s new Fox Formats Lab initiative aims to cultivate and fund local talent in Singapore – and could spread further afield. Andrew Dickens reports.
  • Return to the wild Interest in wildlife programming is growing in France after a couple of primetime docs in the genre made a big impact on pubcaster France 2.
  • Get smart Smart TV may not have taken off as predicted but the future of content remains one in which OTT viewing is key, argues Viewster's Kai Henniges.
  • Novelas rise again NATPE EUROPE: Latin American distributors are predicting revived interest in their content in CEE as audiences look beyond Turkish drama.
  • Rebuilding the Silk Road in Prague NATPE EUROPE: Chinese companies are trying to "rebuild the Silk Road" by bringing their TV shows to Central and Eastern Europe instead of the textiles and spices of centuries past.
  • 12 things we learnt at Natpe Europe NATPE EUROPE: Clive Whittingham heard from key players and panellists here in Prague and compiled a list of 12 things you should know about the ever-changing format industry.