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Top 10 features of 2016

Sky’s Gary Davey, Channel 4’s Jay Hunt and a deep dive into Netflix’s content strategy.

Gary Davey, Sky

Sky’s managing director of content talks to Chris Curtis about going head to head with US studios, losing Stuart Murphy, and his search for a pan-European scripted blockbuster

Jay Hunt, Channel 4

C4’s chief creative officer talks to Jake Kanter about the broadcaster’s transformation in the eyes of indies, creative risk-taking and the potentially ‘catastrophic’ effects of privatisation

Sitcom revivals: bringing back the classics

Is the apparent appetite for reviving sitcoms a sign of a dearth of new ideas or risks – or a legitimate way to celebrate our comedy heritage? Paul Whitelaw investigates

Andy Harries, Left Bank

With a £100m Netflix series set to launch and an Amazon Video pilot in the pipeline, Left Bank is riding the OTT drama wave. What next for the Sony-owned indie? asks Chris Curtis

Netflix: diving into the data

Peter White assesses Ampere Analysis’ research into the secretive SVoD service’s content strategy in the UK

Diederick Santer, chief executive, Kudos

From Ancient Rome to the not-too-distant future of C4’s Humans, via ITV’s crime-solving 1950s vicar, Diederick Santer talks to Robin Parker about meeting diverse demand for drama.

How to grow your indie

Securing investment and building a business aren’t skills that always come naturally to creatives. Advisers and indie founders offer Donna Taberer their tips for success

Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, House of Tomorrow

Black Mirror executive producers Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones talk to Robin Parker about where they get their ideas, binge-watching – and what Netflix brings to the table.

How to win a YouTube Red deal

Head of content Alex Carloss calls on UK indies to pair up with online creators

Goggledocs

Five of the UK’s top TV documentary-makers watched C4’s factual output in the first week of February. Here they deliver their verdicts in the style of the channel’s hit series Gogglebox

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