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Event Review: NATPE

The forecast from Miami is sunny, both for the weather and the content industry as a whole. The Fontainebleau, which played home to NATPE for a second year, was abuzz with smiling attendees eager to do business (and relieved that ...

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2011: Year in Review

World Screen Weekly takes a look back at some of the big media stories of 2011, and what they could mean for trends this year. Releasing its annual outlook in June, PwC declared that digital is the "new normal" in ...

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Case Study: Shine’s MasterChef

The British cooking competition series MasterChef initially ran in the U.K. in the ’90s, before being revived by the Shine Group in 2005 in a reversioned format, MasterChef Goes Large. “In the U.K. it has gone on to 18 series ...

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Asian Playground

Kids’ content sellers are finding new opportunities in Asia in linear TV, online and off-screen. While Asian animation continues to move from strength to strength, the proliferation of new channels and IPTV platforms has left the region ripe with opportunities ...

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Explosive New Doc Series

The new G4 series Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan, sold by NBCUniversal International Television Distribution, follows the real-life work of the U.S. Navy’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) unit. Straight from the streets of Afghanistan come the stories of those involved in one ...

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Finding Footing in the Format Arena

Rive Gauche Television recently made its foray into selling formats, and is finding success with ideas big and small. Traditionally a distributor of finished programming, the U.S. outfit Rive Gauche Television made moves into the format market a little more ...

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Buyer Profile: Rachel Job

Rachel Job, the head of acquisitions and commissioning for HISTORY and Military History at AETN UK, shares her strategy for serving the demands of the channels’ niche audiences. TV REAL: How much are you acquiring compared to commissioning? JOB: HISTORY ...

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Sparking a Global Exchange

Sparks Network is continuing to build its membership base globally and adding to its catalogue by signing up for an increasing number of third-party rights. CCCP from the Netherlands, south&browse from Germany and Fireball SEM from South Africa are the ...

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On a Mission for Family-Friendly Fun

Fun World Media recently made its international debut with a catalogue of family-oriented content. The recently formed production and distribution outfit Fun World Media made its official launch to the international market at last month’s MIPCOM. Longtime producer, entrepreneur and ...

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Powering Up Brands

Kids’ content companies attending Brand Licensing Europe are devising new ways to stand out in an increasingly crowded marketplace. Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) was held last week at London’s Olympia exhibition center, with its organizers, Advanstar, predicting that attendance was ...

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