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Whisper: our assets are our people

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When the pandemic hit, the sports producer doubled down on protecting staff jobs and “eking out that little bit more” than its rivals

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What’s next in global media M&A?

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How do the likes of Netflix and Comcast react to the recent mega-mergers that have reshaped global media, asks Tom Dods

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Best Indie nominees: Chalkboard TV

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Mike Benson’s indie showed factual producers can make it in the drama game

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Best Indie nominees: Talkback

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Launching new formats on Netflix and ITV proved how versatile Fremantle-owned Talkback can be

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Best Indie nominees: Love Productions

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Love Productions quickly pivoted during lockdown to create innovative, Covid-safe versions of hits such as The Great British Bake Off

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Best Indie nominees: 72 Films

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From BBC’s Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty to Amazon Prime’s All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur, 72’s factual hits made waves

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Best Indie nominees: Love Productions

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Love Productions quickly pivoted during lockdown to create innovative, Covid-safe versions of hits such as The Great British Bake Off

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The sector was hit hard by the pandemic but with determination, hard work and a little support, production is now back in a major way

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Advertisers are following viewers to VoD and social media services and smart companies are taking advantage

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Pandemic puts SVoDs in charge

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Big-ticket movie launches and ease of use means streamers are attracting subscribers faster than ever, says Tom Dods

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What does the Restart Scheme mean for the TV sector?

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The government insurance scheme will be great for confidence in uncertain times and shows the industry is open for business, says Charlotte Sanders

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Coronavirus has changed everything for TV

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Some people have stopped watching linear television without even realising it, says Tom Dods

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VFX shows resilience through Covid-19 crisis

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While the coronavirus has drastically reduced work for VFX companies, the industry has quickly adjusted, says Lorraine Ruckstuhl

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Pulse Films found Barclays financing integral to the big-budget Sky Atlantic drama production

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The government has laid out a roadmap for loosening the lockdown, but production companies still face big challenges in getting back to work

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Discover how Barclays is helping to fund productions and boosting the creative sector

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Why the mental health of employees and freelancers is vital to UK film and television

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With 30 years’ experience, Barclays specialist media team is continuously evolving to keep pace with a rapidly changing production industry

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Conservationist and TV presenter Chris Morgan reveals how he has turned his passionate wildlife expertise into a content production operation

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What makes the production companies nominated for Best Independent Production Company at the 2020 Broadcast Awards stand out?

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Why Disney’s streaming gamble is paying off

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Years spent investing in top-notch IP and technology has armed Disney+ with the tools to win the streaming wars, says Tom Dods

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Emerging writer-director Tiana Linden and screenwriter Lauren Bishop reveal what inspires their work and their biggest achievements to date

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Streamers lure advertising revenue

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Broadcaster VoD services are attracting advertisers as audience measurement improves, OMD’s Carl Connaughton tells Tim Dams

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Jane Featherstone: I’m in the business of people

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WFTV Business Award winner tells Tim Dams why focusing on real issues is the key to creating stronger dramas

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How productions avoid safety hazards

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Managing the many safety risks involved in complex productions requires a systematic approach and needs early planning, says Jamie Fewster

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Global production: the big questions answered

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Barclays’ Lorraine Ruckstuhl and Tom Dods explore the BI Global TV Production Map 2019 and assess the implications of consolidation

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Netflix’s first-mover advantage over new SVoDs rivals may give it the edge in the saturated world of content, writes Barclays’ Tom Dods

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Barclays’ Lorraine Ruckstuhl provides a useful step-by-step guide of what producers must consider if the UK exits the EU

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Fixed rig: the rise of the robot

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Developments in technology and kit price drop are driving advances in fixed-rig camera techniques, says Gavin Smith

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More must be done to encourage women into media

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The industry is improving but still needs to invest time and energy into increasing the female work force, says Lorraine Ruckstuhl

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The UK’s television business and wider creative industries must be protected if a no-deal Brexit materialises, writes Tom Dods

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Making large-scale factual production simple

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The challenge of planning and production of complex, large-scale scale programmes is tough, but there are several shortcuts, writes Gavin Smith

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Tobias Jaeger talks to Barclays’ Lorraine Ruckstuhl about her career journey and supporting the media sector

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Biofuel: turbocharging TV’s sustainability push

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Renewable energy can be a straight ‘drop-in’ replacement for diesel used in generators, writes Lorraine Ruckstuhl

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Understanding the complexities of insuring a production properly is vital and companies like Integro can help, writes Barclays’ Richard Woolford

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Best Indie nominees: Mammoth Screen

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The ITV Studios drama indie delivered one of 2020’s most talked about hits: The Serpent

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Best Indie nominees: Plimsoll Productions

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The Bristol-based factual giant produced cutting-edge shows for everyone from Apple TV+ and Netflix to the PSBs

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Best Indie nominees: 72 Films

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From BBC’s Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty to Amazon Prime’s All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur, 72’s factual hits made waves

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International SVoDs are having a huge impact on the sector, with more buyers than ever for UK content, as turnover hits a record high

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