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  • Leap of faith
    While France's digital channels are turning to cheaper factual fare, the country's established broadcasters are becoming more ambitious with traditional docs – and distributors now play a key role in funding them. Marie-Agnès Bruneau reports.
  • All eyes on Israel
    With Israeli formats in the global spotlight, Andrew Dickens looks at the potential consequences of international production giants buying into the country's TV industry.
  • Putting pilots to the test
    With the LA Screenings taking place next month, Marc Berman casts a critical eye over the US broadcast networks' scheduling requirements going into next season.
  • Merchants of Venice
    The Italian animation community was in typically outspoken mood during Cartoons on the Bay last week. But is the government listening? Nico Franks reports from Venice.
  • The eyes of the world
    With the world’s biggest football tournament coming to its most enthusiastic footballing nation, Clive Whittingham asks how Brazil’s broadcasters are set to react to the mass distraction of their audience.
  • Mip must-haves
    MipTV this week was all about how traditional media is increasingly investing in the YouTube channels business, both as a means of reaching younger audiences and for sourcing new formats. Jonathan Webdale reports.
  • Is marketing now king?
    Ed Waller reports on a Cannes week dominated by talk about formats, Israel and the power of marketing.
  • Springer shows bounce
    Clive Whittingham reports on the hidden documentary gems at MipTV, trends at the event and the odd provocative comment from Jerry Springer.
  • Toon renaissance
    With Cartoons on the Bay getting underway today in Venice, Nico Franks looks at the possible impact of a promised tax credit for Italian TV animation.
  • Starz ascending
    Starz chief and MipTV keynote Chris Albrecht tells Kevin Downey how he intends to use the network’s original programming to set it apart from other US cable channels.
  • High life for Discovery
    Clive Whittingham reports from New York, where live events and glossy dramas dominated the Discovery upfronts on Thursday.
  • Pick of the spring crop
    High-tech thrillers, a shiny-floor talent show and racial re-adjustment surgery all come under the microscope as Ed Waller puts forward 21 of the shows that could well be going places at MipTV.
  • Beating the slump
    Diego Londoño runs Fox International Channels' networks in Europe and Africa. He tells Richard Middleton how pay TV has adapted to the regions’ economic troubles and why brands are still king.
  • Playing with fire
    Moving from journalism to screenwriting is no small feat. Tom Bradby, political editor at ITN News, tells Andrew Dickens about his debut TV project.
  • The cat's whiskers
    TV series adapted from apps, a reboot of a 56-year-old franchise and a live-action zomcom are just some of the more eye-catching children’s shows that could be worth screening in Cannes. Ed Waller reports.
  • Knowing the format
    Daniela Matei, FremantleMedia's CEO of Nordics, CEE and Balkans, tells Andrew Dickens about the current state of the formatted entertainment industry in her regions.
  • Beyond Friends
    Marta Kauffman, the creator of NBC mega-hit Friends who's now producing original comedy for Netflix, tells Andy Dickens why US sitcoms need to broaden their horizons.
  • Genetic engineering
    Alastair Cook and Rob Davis of UK indie Double Act TV tell Clive Whittingham about their groundbreaking celebrity genetics documentary series for Channel 4.
  • Lat Am goals galore
    The world's biggest sporting events will take Latin America by storm within the next three years. So how has the kids' TV business been preparing? Nico Franks reports.
  • A slice of Turkey
    The strength of Turkey’s local production scene is now a well-documented trend. But what advice is there for distributors looking to sell into the country? Andrew Dickens reports.
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  • All eyes on Israel With Israeli formats in the global spotlight, Andrew Dickens looks at the potential consequences of international production giants buying into the country's TV industry.
  • Merchants of Venice The Italian animation community was in typically outspoken mood during Cartoons on the Bay last week. But is the government listening? Nico Franks reports from Venice.
  • The eyes of the world With the world’s biggest football tournament coming to its most enthusiastic footballing nation, Clive Whittingham asks how Brazil’s broadcasters are set to react to the mass distraction of their audience.
  • Mip must-haves MipTV this week was all about how traditional media is increasingly investing in the YouTube channels business, both as a means of reaching younger audiences and for sourcing new formats. Jonathan Webdale reports.
  • Is marketing now king? Ed Waller reports on a Cannes week dominated by talk about formats, Israel and the power of marketing.
  • Springer shows bounce Clive Whittingham reports on the hidden documentary gems at MipTV, trends at the event and the odd provocative comment from Jerry Springer.
  • Toon renaissance With Cartoons on the Bay getting underway today in Venice, Nico Franks looks at the possible impact of a promised tax credit for Italian TV animation.
  • Starz ascending Starz chief and MipTV keynote Chris Albrecht tells Kevin Downey how he intends to use the network’s original programming to set it apart from other US cable channels.
  • High life for Discovery Clive Whittingham reports from New York, where live events and glossy dramas dominated the Discovery upfronts on Thursday.
  • Pick of the spring crop High-tech thrillers, a shiny-floor talent show and racial re-adjustment surgery all come under the microscope as Ed Waller puts forward 21 of the shows that could well be going places at MipTV.