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Terra Mater Presents Nature at Its Finest

Sabine Holzer, the head of TV at Terra Mater Factual Studios, talks about the company's production and distribution of factual programming. Nearly three years ago the former production team of UNIVERSUM, the natural-history division of ORF, established Terra Mater Factual Studios (TMFS). The Vienna-based company produces and distributes factual content ...

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Evan Shapiro

Evan Shapiro, the president of Pivot, tells TV Real about the channel’s mission to connect with its “broadbander” audience on every platform. With a mission to create entertainment that inspires social change, Participant Media has a string of critically acclaimed feature films to its credit, including Good Night, and Good ...

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MIPCOM: The Week in Factual

TV Real shines a light on the MIPCOM action within the non-scripted and documentary categories. The rising prevalence of scripted programming on what were long considered factual channels has certainly shaken up the market. National Geographic Channel is among the majors that have seen incredible success with original scripted features. ...

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Hernan Lopez

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of World Screen. In 1993, the first FOX channel outside the U.S. made its debut in Brazil. What set it apart from the competition was that FOX offered programming that was fresh, new, and not available elsewhere in the Brazilian market. ...

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Jim Samples

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Real. A relative latecomer to the global channels business, Scripps Networks Interactive has made rapid headway in the international market over the last few years. Since 2009, when Scripps took Food Network to Europe, the Middle East and Africa, ...

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Culture Club

This article originally appeared in the MIPTV 2013 issue of TV Real.   From the works of Botticelli, Bach and Beethoven to Monet, Mozart and Matisse, the beauty of the art world provides fertile ground for TV producers and programmers. Awe-inspiring paintings and works of classical music have yielded many ...

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Funny Money

This article originally appeared in the MIPTV 2013 issue of TV Real.   Some of the most captivating footage of the meteor that exploded over a Russian city in February came from so-called “dash cams”—video cameras installed on the dashboards of cars across the country. Used to help Russians verify ...

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Tasty TV

This article originally appeared in the MIPTV 2013 issue of TV Real.   It wasn’t too long ago that there was only a smattering of cooking shows on the air, most of which were relegated to daytime public television. My, how things have changed! There is now an incredible variety ...

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Metaphors That Explain Science

As any journalist, author or TV producer knows, science is one of the toughest subjects to explain clearly and engagingly for the general public. Complex concepts from global warming and virus mutations to the Big Bang theory and the Higgs boson particle are particularly challenging to those who have to ...

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