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  • New kid on the block
    Unscripted TV wizard Phil Gurin outlines to Ed Waller his plans for taking IM Global Television into the unscripted and alternative programming genres.
  • Economies of scale
    Netflix's Cindy Holland dicusses the streamer's plans for 30 original unscripted commissions this year and what they will mean for the industry.
  • Saul in the mind
    Matthias Puschmann of Vast Media looks at the third-season launch of AMC’s Better Call Saul as part of a series of articles tracking digital marketing innovation.
  • Red devil?
    Netflix’s quest for world domination may be throwing up plenty of opportunities for the global drama business, but it’s also giving it plenty of headaches.
  • The Afghan Murdoch
    Saad Mohseni, Afghanistan’s first media mogul, tells Raymond Snoddy how he built his empire.
  • Flyover states
    Does the TV business’s shock at political events such as Donald Trump’s election victory suggest an industry out of touch with its audience?
  • Niche to their own
    A host of specialty SVoD services are looking to make their mark in the on-demand space. But can they survive against behemoths such as Amazon and Netflix?
  • 360-degree vision
    Blend Media boss Damian Collier argues that while 360˚ video and VR aren’t without challenges, immersive content will soon be the norm.
  • Rai's new harvest
    Italy's recently introduced tax credit system is opening up international copro opportunities, with public broadcaster Rai leading the charge. Gün Akyuz reports.
  • Unscripted Tour guide
    Amazon Originals' Conrad Riggs discusses the decision to greenlight three seasons of The Grand Tour and his approach to finding globally resonant shows.
  • Pushed to the margins
    Declining US cable subs mean less cash for shows and programme makers. Producers and broadcasters agree that something’s got to give.
  • Atlantic crossing
    Can BritBox, the subscription streaming service backed by the BBC and ITV, succeed in the world’s most competitive TV market?
  • French forays
    France’s international drama producers are changing their strategies as they look to address fast-changing global and domestic demands.
  • Talent spotters
    Why children’s talent shows are becoming an increasingly familiar anchor in primetime schedules around the world.
  • Carpool driver
    CBS Studios International’s Paul Gilbert, winner of the 2017 International Format Awards’ Gold Award, looks at unscripted’s future in the digital age.
  • Vive les enfant
    An increased focus on children's programming at MipTV threw up plenty of discussions about the trends dominating the industry.
  • Mixed messages
    Virtual, mixed and augmented reality all featured high on the MipTV schedule, but their proponents still struggle to lure consumers.
  • Friend or foe?
    Three months on from Netflix’s pledge to order 30 unscripted originals in 2017, execs have been mulling what it means for their part of the industry at MipDoc and MipTV this week.
  • SVoD takes spotlight
    MIPTV: The relentless rain on MipFormats at the weekend didn’t dampen the optimism that has crept back into the unscripted sector.
  • A new reality
    Red Arrow's chief creative officer Michael Schmidt reveals why he doesn't concern himself with finding the Next Big Thing and discusses the new definition of a 'successful' format.
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  • The Afghan Murdoch Saad Mohseni, Afghanistan’s first media mogul, tells Raymond Snoddy how he built his empire.
  • Flyover states Does the TV business’s shock at political events such as Donald Trump’s election victory suggest an industry out of touch with its audience?
  • Niche to their own A host of specialty SVoD services are looking to make their mark in the on-demand space. But can they survive against behemoths such as Amazon and Netflix?
  • 360-degree vision Blend Media boss Damian Collier argues that while 360˚ video and VR aren’t without challenges, immersive content will soon be the norm.
  • Rai's new harvest Italy's recently introduced tax credit system is opening up international copro opportunities, with public broadcaster Rai leading the charge. Gün Akyuz reports.
  • Unscripted Tour guide Amazon Originals' Conrad Riggs discusses the decision to greenlight three seasons of The Grand Tour and his approach to finding globally resonant shows.
  • Pushed to the margins Declining US cable subs mean less cash for shows and programme makers. Producers and broadcasters agree that something’s got to give.
  • Atlantic crossing Can BritBox, the subscription streaming service backed by the BBC and ITV, succeed in the world’s most competitive TV market?
  • French forays France’s international drama producers are changing their strategies as they look to address fast-changing global and domestic demands.
  • Talent spotters Why children’s talent shows are becoming an increasingly familiar anchor in primetime schedules around the world.