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Power Plays

Jay Stuart finds out how Europe’s most prominent broadcasting groups are taking on the threat from well-funded global streamers. The impact of the FAANGs is so enormous, you only need A for Amazon and N for Netflix to spell trouble for leading European broadcasting companies, no matter what language they ...

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Pay Day

Steve Clarke analyzes how the region’s biggest cable and satellite platforms are facing the threat, and opportunity, of OTT.

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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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