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  • The BBC's toughest job
    BBC2 controller Kim Shillinglaw explains why the health of her channel is vital to secure the corporation’s future.
  • Meeting Maker
    Maker Studios has evolved since its acquisition by Disney to become a global leader in shortform video and the world’s largest content network on YouTube.
  • Red hot
    Red Production Company is a UK prodco with a French backer and global ambitions. So what does its founder make of Netflix, the BBC and serialisation?
  • Who needs TV?
    YouTubers are increasingly becoming a part of the mainstream television business, so why aren’t more of them on our TV screens?
  • New world order
    OTT is entering an era of unprecedented growth and there is much further to go as the second screen becomes the first in many countries, says SeaChange's Jay Samit.
  • Freshening up factual
    Alison Kirkham, acting controller of factual commissioning at the BBC, says she wants new and exciting ideas for the Beeb's factual programming.
  • Vertue’s reward
    Renowned producer Beryl Vertue OBE receives the GEITF’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. Andrew Dickens reflects on her career.
  • Two-way debate
    Christina Jennings, of Canadian prodco Shaftesbury, on the biggest changes in the industry over the past decade and those we can expect in the next.
  • Gil's global ambition
    Assaf Gil, founder and chairman of Israeli prodco Gil Productions, explains why now is the right time for his firm to branch out with a new formats arm.
  • Walking on the wild side
    As Netflix and US factual broadcasters start taking big swings at expensive, blue-chip natural history series, genre veteran Phil Fairclough tells Clive Whittingham there are pitfalls to avoid.
  • Mastering millennials
    Reaching the millennial audience is a hot topic in the formats and factual sectors, but who are they and what do they want from their content? Clive Whittingham reports.
  • To a different toon
    Daniel Chong, creator of Cartoon Network Studio's latest original series We Bare Bears, believes the entire animation industry is in a state of flux.
  • A sporting chance
    A trend towards more authentic factual programming, and an international deal for German football rights, is driving Fox International Channels forward. Clive Whittingham reports.
  • The sacred and profane
    Spike's Ancient Egyptian drama Tut, Caitlyn Jenner's reality show and Netflix's prequel to cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer feature in C21's latest Hot Properties Playlist.
  • Get shorty
    Cartoon Network Studios’ global shorts programme is providing fertile ground for new series and uncovering artistic talent from around the world.
  • China's rising Star
    Star China Media's Iris Xia on how the Chinese market for formats is changing and what's next for the prodco behind China’s Got Talent.
  • Taking stock
    Former Parthenon founder and Sky Vision MD Carl Hall discusses the future of distribution, the stressed UK market, the BBC, factual funding and the work of his 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.
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  • China's rising Star Star China Media's Iris Xia on how the Chinese market for formats is changing and what's next for the prodco behind China’s Got Talent.
  • Taking stock Former Parthenon founder and Sky Vision MD Carl Hall discusses the future of distribution, the stressed UK market, the BBC, factual funding and the work of his 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.