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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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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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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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Alec Baldwin on Spirit of Exploration

The National Geographic Society is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. Since 1888, the Society had been dedicated to promoting the importance, beauty and wonder of the world around us through its famous magazine as well as books, movies, channels and online. Key components of the Society’s mission have always ...

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Michael Palin

  This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2012 issue of TV Real.   As a child in Sheffield, in the north of England, Michael Palin would often accompany his sister to the local train station, seeing her off as she returned to her job in London and wishing that ...

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David Attenborough

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2012 issue of TV Real.   The BBC’s television service was still in its infancy when David Attenborough joined it, in 1952. Working as a pro­ducer in the factual department, Attenborough didn’t actually make it to the front of the camera until two ...

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Sheila Nevins

 This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2012 issue of TV Real. The search for the truth is an apt description of Sheila Nevins’s approach to filmmaking. As president of HBO Documentary Films, she is responsible for developing, producing and acquiring the best in the genre for HBO, HBO2 and ...

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Anthony Bourdain

  This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2011 issue of TV Real.   “I write, I travel, I eat and I’m hungry for more.” So states Anthony Bourdain in the opening of his Emmy Award–winning food-and-travel show No Reservations, which has been airing on Travel Channel since 2005 and ...

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