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London Calling

As the industry comes to grips with the Brexit fallout, Steve Clarke delivers an in-depth look at the shifts already under way in the British media business.

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Hit Seekers

The acquisition of nonlinear rights is a key issue on the minds of leading European buyers as they vie for the next breakout hit.

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Give Me a Break

Joanna Stephens explores the tax incentives that are reshaping the U.K.’s production landscape. It just got a whole lot cheaper to make expensive television in the U.K. Under the country’s new high-end TV (HETV) tax-relief system, producers can claim a rebate of up to 25 percent of U.K. expenditure on ...

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French Connection

Steve Clarke provides an in-depth look at the latest developments in the French media sector. In an era of smart technology, binge-viewing and on-demand content, TV watching has changed beyond all recognition—except, perhaps, in France. At 9 p.m. on an average Sunday evening, it’s commonplace for French families to gather ...

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From Turkey with Love

In the Istanbul neighborhood of Arnavutköy, overlooking wooden homes that are remnants of Turkey’s ancient architecture, you’ll find Yazi Odasi, the country’s first, and only, U.S.-style writers’ rooms. In a three-story converted house, Yazi Odasi’s founders—the in-demand writing duo of Kerem Deren and Pinar Bulut Deren—are churning out scripts for ...

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Spanish Style

This article originally appeared in the MIPTV 2015 issue of TV Europe. Spain’s television industry has had to overcome a lengthy economic crisis by reinventing itself and discovering new opportunities. For decades, Spain has been considered one of Europe’s hothouses of television creativity, producing high-quality series that have garnered top ...

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Buyers Step Up

This article originally appeared in the MIPTV 2015 issue of TV Europe. Getting value for money and negotiating for multiple windows are key issues for Europe’s top buyers as they seek out new content. European TV buyers attending MIPTV this spring [had] plenty to think about. The election of a ...

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Over the Top

This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2014 issue of TV Europe. OTT and on-demand platforms are reshaping the media landscape across Europe. Perhaps the most highly awaited television launch in Europe this year was not that of a traditional channel at all but that of an OTT service—the kick-off ...

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