Top 10 features of 2016
Sky’s Gary Davey, Channel 4’s Jay Hunt and a deep dive into Netflix’s content strategy.
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
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
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
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
Peter White assesses Ampere Analysis’ research into the secretive SVoD service’s content strategy in the UK
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.
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
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.
Head of content Alex Carloss calls on UK indies to pair up with online creators
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