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Viewpoint: the seven deadly sins of scripted formats

K7 Media founder Keri Lewis-Brown provides some hints on what constitutes a hit, and where the dangers of scripted formats lie. In television, we can spend so much time talking about formats that we risk viewing them as an end in themselves. When talking about formats, particularly in drama and comedy, often what we really […]

News brief: Cote Ouest African dramas headed to Cannes

African distributor Côte Ouest is bringing an Angolan Emmy-nominated soap opera to Cannes for MIPTV. Windeck is a 120x40mins series from Angolan prodco Semba that explores the unbridled ambitions of staff at a lifestyle magazine. The show aired to success in Angola and in Portugal, where it took a 22.3% market share on RTP1. Côte […]

NATPE 2014: TV Globo

Brazilian media giant TV Globo is heading to NATPE. Ahead of the start of the market, Raphael Corrêa Netto, executive director of international business at Globo, tells TBI about one of its stand-out projects, the International Emmy Award-winning period telenovela Lado a Lado (Side by Side). There are a lot of dramas and telenovelas being […]

News brief: Paisner re-elected before International Emmys

Bruce Paisner has been re-elected president and CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, just hours before the likes of J.J. Abrams were celebrated at the International Emmys. Paisner has been at the top of the academy, which organises the International Emmy Awards Gala, for the sixth time. His re-appointment came hours […]