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Past Perfected

From showcasing new insights to staging big-budget reenactments, producers of historical programming are breathing new life into the genre. Contrary to occasional scattered reports, the history documentary is alive and well. It may not be your father’s history documentary, but if you’re OK with reenactments instead of narration and still ...

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Fit for TV

This feature was originally published in the MIPTV 2012 issue of TV Real. With the hustle and bustle of the daily grind, we all need a little time to focus on improving ourselves, be it our nutrition, physical health or overall wellness. Many are turning to TV shows for practical tips ...

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Factual Community Commemorates Titanic Anniversary

Mini-series and documentaries centered on the sinking of the legendary ocean liner have been in high demand to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the event . This year marks the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, which met its demise April 15, 1912. To commemorate the tragedy, many ...

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Blue Chip and Beyond

Multipart documentaries are sitting alongside expensive wildlife specials in channels’ prime-time schedules. Endangered species have long been favorite subjects for the makers of blue-chip prime-time documentaries. Filmmakers would stalk the few remaining snow leopards or black rhinos or giant pandas for a couple of years to produce beautiful hour-long or ...

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Home Sweet Home

  This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2011 issue of TV Real.   It used to be that if someone wanted a home-improvement project done or a large-scale renovation finished, a professional would be called in to do the dirty work. The same was true for decorating and design ...

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Testosterone TV

  This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2011 issue of TV Real.   From series about cars and technology to military programming, a new crop of shows is firmly focused on male audiences.   For about as long as television has been an advertising medium, advertisers seeking a heavily ...

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Home Sweet Home

This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2011 issue of TV Real. It used to be that if someone wanted a home-improvement project done or a large-scale renovation finished, a professional would be called in to do the dirty work. The same was true for decorating and design assistance. Now, ...

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