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Crime Scene

This article originally appeared in the MIPTV 2014 issue of TV Real. Whether using dramatic reconstructions, exclusive interviews or archive footage, crime programming has been attracting loyal audiences in a variety of time slots. From The Wire to Law & Order to CSI, some of the greatest TV dramas have ...

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Cooking Up Competition

My Kitchen Rules, a Seven Network Australia production that is sold by Endemol Worldwide Distribution, has been going from strength to strength. While competitive cooking game shows are all the rage today, there was a time in the not-so-distant past when this type of show was rarely seen in the ...

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UKTV Believes in Yesterday

Adrian Wills, the general manager of Yesterday, talks to TV Real Weekly about the UKTV channel, which airs a variety of history-themed programming. In 2009, the UKTV History channel was rebranded as Yesterday. At the time, the network had a specific focus on war programming. “It performed extremely well but ...

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Brian Greene

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Real. Brian Greene can be described as a modern Renaissance man. A physicist and proponent of string theory, he can delve into the most abstract scientific concepts using mathematics as the gateway to 11 dimensions and other secrets of ...

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Magician Ben Hanlin

Trickster Ben Hanlin has been conjuring up mischief with his own unique blend of magic and entertainment. In the series Tricked, produced by ITV Studios for ITV2, he pranks unsuspecting celebrities and members of the public alike, and their reactions are captured on hidden camera. ITV Studios Global Entertainment distributes ...

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Peter Limbourg

Peter Limbourg, who recently took office as the director general of Deutsche Welle (DW), shares his vision for the company with TV Real. TV REAL: What is your vision for the future of DW? LIMBOURG: My goal is to position DW where it should be, as a globally recognized source ...

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Science Channel’s Debbie Myers

Science Channel has positioned itself as a destination for the thought provocateur, a viewer who isn't afraid of delving into the unknown. This audience has been turning out in droves, leading to quarter after quarter (after quarter!) of consecutive ratings gains. Last year, Science Channel debuted its first-ever scripted feature, ...

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TV Real: 2013 Year in Review

The factual business in 2013 was, oddly enough, marked by a number of scripted successes and saw businesses continuing to diversify beyond straightforward nonfiction fare. A+E Networks' HISTORY has been one of the biggest movers in this space. The broadcasts of Vikings and The Bible, both docudramas, delivered strong ratings ...

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Travel Takes Off

This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Real. Producers are innovating the always-popular travel genre. Generating revenues of more than $1 trillion globally, tourism is very big business. And it’s not just hotels, tchotchke makers, restaurants and tour guides reaping the benefits of the universal desire ...

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Karl Pilkington

After three seasons of roving across the globe in An Idiot Abroad, Karl Pilkington headed back on the road, this time to explore the big topics—marriage, parenthood, death—in The Moaning of Life. The Sky1 series comes from Me & You Productions, whose founders Richard Yee and Krishnendu Majumdar were part ...

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