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    Blog: Business is looking up at MipTV


    This year's MipTV looked like it was headed for a wash-out but business is looking up on the croisette, writes Michael Rosser.

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    Comment: UK rises to the challenge


    MipTV 09: Spring may have come to the French Riviera, but the cold winds of recession will be blowing through the meetings and seminars on the Croisette.

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    Blog: MipTV preview


    With MipTV less than two weeks away, Laurine Garaude previews what delegates can expect at the market in Cannes.

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    Blog: BBC Showcase 09


    With BBC Showcase well underway, Will Hurrell takes a trip to the bustling event in Brighton under the watchful gaze of the BBC Worldwide PR machine.

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    Blog: Top tips for co-pros


    Will the credit crunch make 2009 the year of the co-production? Pamela Forte presents 10 top tips for establishing successful co-pros.

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    Blog: Indie success at the Emmys


    After sweeping the board at the International Emmy Awards this week, John McVay says broadcasters need to wake up to successes of the British indie sector.

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    Blog: The changing face of election coverage


    Behind this week's Obama victory is an evolution of the use of media in Presidential campaigning that will have a profound effect on how all future elections are run around the world, writes Pat Younge.

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    Blog: US Election


    As voters in the US decide whether Obama or McCain will be their next president, Five News political editor Andy Bell reflects on coverage of the campaign and the preparations that have been made for the main event.

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    Blog: Sealing the Chinese deal


    As indie Skyworks prepares to film China from the air for an ambitious new series, managing director Damian Keogh reflects on the challenges of doing a deal in the country.

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    Mipcom: Advance warning


    Mipcom is over for another year and most buyers and sellers have left Cannes. But now the real work begins to sew up the details of new deals. Here, solicitor Pamela Forte offers her top 10 tips for negotiating your distribution agreement.

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    A tale of two Cannes


    Negative credit crunch talk is being balanced by a positive outlook at Mipcom.

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    Could the credit crunch be good business for TV?


    Could it be that the global credit crunch and the unprecedented meltdown in financial markets carries the hint of a silver lining?

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    Hot Topic: Why the downturn is not all bad


    British distributors should take full advantage of the slowing economy, says Steve Macallister.

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    Blog: O Canada!


    Pioneer Productions' head of development Jeremy Dear runs through the basics of co-production in Canada.

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    Hot Topic: TV and the developing world


    Andy Glynne tells TV execs to wise up to the developing world.

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    Blog: Can ITV beat the ratings?


    Will Hurrell travelled to Germany to watch the filming of new ITV1 gameshow Beat the Star.

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    Indies must look beyond the UK for growth


    There were plenty of reasons for indie producers to be feeling good about themselves as Pact unveiled its latest census last week, but there are challenges facing the sector as it looks to continue its growth streak, writes Dominic Schreiber.

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    Hot Topic: International distribution


    We must think big if UK drama is to go global, says Noel Hedges.

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    BBCW's digital strategy takes shape


    With BBC shows now available to download via iTunes and plans for the international roll-out of the iPlayer taking shape, BBC Worldwide is taking bold steps to re-invent its business models for the digital age, writes Dominic Schreiber.

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    Natpe delegates look to life after writers' strike


    While Hollywood's striking writers were edging closer to a deal last week, delegates at the annual Natpe convention in Las Vegas were turning their minds to the long-term impact of the costly dispute, says Dominic Schreiber.