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  • Restless natives
    MipDoc last week showed the factual authenticity drive is gathering pace and the mysteries of the millennials still puzzle. Clive Whittingham reports from Cannes.
  • Going beyond YouTube
    Traditional TV viewing among the youth was declared dead at MipTV this week, so why are multi-channel networks increasingly eyeing a world outside of YouTube?
  • DHX revamps kids' nets
    Canadian producer, distributor and broadcaster DHX Media is set to rebrand three of its children's channels and has ordered more original series and agreed content deals to fill schedules.
  • Corus lines up Canuck Disney Channel
    Corus Entertainment is set to launch Disney Channel in Canada after agreeing a licensing deal with Disney/ABC Television Group.
  • C4 creates games publishing unit
    UK broadcaster Channel 4 is launching a Scotland-based games publishing division this summer.
  • ITV returns to Marbella
    UK broadcaster ITV has ordered a new reality series from All3Media’s UK-based prodco Lime Pictures.
  • Canal+ deploys Deutschland 83
    French pay TV broadcaster Canal+ has pre-bought Cold War drama Deutschland 83 from FremantleMedia International.
  • Foxtel stilll chasing Network Ten
    Australian pay TV operator Foxtel remains committed to acquiring ailing local broadcaster Network Ten, despite an extended bidding process.
  • Firms eye bid for Ireland’s TV3
    Major US firms are lining up to bid for Irish commercial broadcaster TV3 after its current owner announced it was scrapping plans for an investment fund.
  • WE tv turned off by Sex Box
    US cablenet WE tv has axed its local version of UK reality format Sex Box after five episodes of a planned nine-part run.
  • Televisa, Universal forge drama pact
    Universal Cable Productions has agreed a pact with Mexico's Televisa that will see the pair develop and produce two dramas.
  • AOL, GroupM team for web series
    AOL and GroupM Entertainment are teaming up to make a new web series.
  • SVT to axe curated VoD service
    Sweden’s public broadcaster SVT is preparing to close down its fledgling curated online VoD service SVT Flow.
  • BBCWW’s Earth goes to Turkey, Romania
    BBC Worldwide has launched its fledgling BBC Earth channel in Romania and Turkey after forging local carriage deals.
  • Globo trio reach Mongolia
    Mongolia's TV5 has picked up three telenovelas from the distribution arm of Brazilian broadcast giant Globo.
  • African channel gets Sky carriage
    African news and current affairs network Channels 24 has become available in the UK after agreeing a carriage deal with satcaster Sky.
  • Nine Network calls in the vet
    Australia’s Nine Network has commissioned an observational documentary that follows a Sydney veterinarian as she assesses and advises people who want to adopt dogs from an animal shelter.
  • Only One Knows taken to Turkey
    A Turkish production company has licensed the rights to Armoza Formats’ Canadian gameshow Only One Knows.
  • MTV makes more Rebel Music
    NEWS BRIEF: MTV in the US has ordered a second season of documentary series Rebel Music, about young musicians and artists overcoming oppression and injustice around the world.
  • C21’s complete MipTV round-up
    MIPTV: If you have just arrived back from Cannes or are travelling home, here’s you chance to catch up with all of C21’s extensive coverage of MipTV, MipFormats and MipDoc – including more than 130 stories – by clicking on the links below.
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EDITOR'S CHOICE

  • Return of the episodic European broadcasters’ search for procedural series was the big talking point at MipTV this week. Andrew Dickens reports.
  • Back to reality Nat Geo's Tim Pastore, a keynote at MipDoc, claims the trend for authenticity is ideally timed as he refocuses his programming strategy.
  • C21’s hot picks for MipTV With MipTV getting underway next week, Ed Waller brings together 21 of the shows most likely to attract attention in Cannes, as part of C21's latest Hot Properties Playlist.
  • Evolving love Banijay International is launching relationship format Breaking Love at MipTV. Could the "reality telenovela" be the next big hit the unscripted sector has been waiting for?
  • New kids on the block As MipTV approaches, Ed Waller and Nico Franks select the top 21 children’s shows worth screening in Cannes, as part of our latest Hot Properties Playlist.
  • The new news Channel 112 is shaking up the broadcast news scene in Ukraine and now the company behind it wants to export the format. 112 Team CEO Andrew Podshipkov speaks to Ed Waller.
  • Tapping into the zeitgeist Deutschland 83 looks set to become Germany’s first major drama export for years. But the country is in the midst of change that could see it become a bigger international player.
  • Host with the most Jay Leno discusses how talkshows have changed during his 22 years on The Tonight Show and talks about taking his unscripted web series to TV.
  • The hyper-engaged age Drew Buckley, chief operating officer of Electus and head of Electus Digital, reflects on how the multi-platform universe has expanded over the past five years and how it’s set to develop over the next five.
  • 21 new shows to watch out for C21's latest Hot Properties Playlist gathers together the top 21 titles that were new and buzzworthy on networks around the world last month.