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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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Navigating the changing global TV space

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Richard Lever at Lee & Thompson discusses the increasingly complex TV market and the ongoing challenges facing independent producers

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Are you ready for Brexit?

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As MPs continue to argue over the UK’s departure from the EU, Sargent-Disc examines the impact on producers of exiting with or without a deal

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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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How much TV can one person watch?

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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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Building careers in high-end TV

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ScreenSkills offers a range of schemes to help those at all levels step up the career ladder, from Trainee Finder to the Make a Move programme

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Generating business overseas

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Pact MD of business and global strategy Dawn McCarthy-Simpson answers the most frequently asked questions about doing business internationally

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Industry Report: The state of voice in the media and broadcast industry

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The rise in machine learning and artificial intelligence has pushed the boundaries of voice technology adoption.

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Brexit checklist: what you need to know

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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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ONE launches new product for growing distributors

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ONE Lite solution will offer small and boutique distributors tools to better run their businesses

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Speechmatics launches Advanced Punctuation

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The new feature delivers highly accurate placements of full stops, commas, question marks and exclamation marks

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Why isn't your distribution platform bringing in clients?

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Complete survey for recommendations from ONE on how to boost your site

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Reimagining Localisation

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ZOO Digital has launched its cloud-based Localisation Ecosystem to provide content owners with a 360-degree approach to localisation

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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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Automating subtitles and translation

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Speechmatics and Limecraft have teamed up to create a cost-effective automated solution for making closed captions and translated subtitles

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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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How will a no-deal Brexit impact broadcasting?

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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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British Sign Language - celebrating 10 years

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Reaching every Deaf BSL user with more of the BSL content they love to watch

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Creating a northern powerhouse

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Leeds’ successful bid to house C4’s national HQ has been a catalyst for creativity as new companies move in & opportunities for talent grow

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How to get on the path to television success

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NFTS graduate Lucy Smith is one of Edinburgh’s Ones to Watch 2019. She explains how the MA course helped her become one of TV’s ‘best and brightest’

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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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Developing the UK skills base

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How Sargent-Disc is ensuring the next generation have the skills needed to maintain the UK production sector’s competitive edge

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Gain the skills to be a better boss

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ScreenSkills is offering training in areas such as crewing up, running a team & dealing with harassment to tackle a lack of experienced managers

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Cardiff: A capital place for TV production

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Cardiff has become a major centre for UK drama – and with everyone pulling together, it can grow in factual too, says Clare Hudson

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Scotland welcomes the world

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Since its launch, Screen Scotland has championed local talent & boosted its profile. Exec Dir. Isabel Davis reflects on a successful first year

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Tips for casting brands as your partners

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With a wealth of experience successfully integrating brands into films and TV shows, BEN reveal the do’s and don’ts

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SVoD production finance and the role of a modern media banker

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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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What next for TV advertising?

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A panel of industry experts gathered in Cannes to discuss how television can rise to the challenges of the digital, on-demand world

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The Welsh dragon is set to roar

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Home to several hit dramas and with a well-established production base, Cardiff is now creating a diverse and socially inclusive industry

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Finecast: Audience data is the key

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As viewers switch to on-demand, accurate audience data is more important than ever – and a new measurement tool from Finecast could be the answer

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Liverpool shoots for the stars

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With a new production fund and a studios complex in the pipeline, the Liverpool Film Office wants to build on the city’s film and TV heritage

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How ScreenSkills is providing support every step of the way

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Training body has a range of programmes to help those in the industry move up the career ladder

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Backing a British success story

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UK indies have been breaking taboos and conquering the globe since 1982 – but that success didn’t happen by chance and must be protected

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Ensuring your insurance policy works

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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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Liverpool targets drama

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To mark its 30th anniversary, the Liverpool Film Office has set up a fund to attract more scripted productions to the city

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Rogan's pursuit of purpose and integrity

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The husband and wife team behind Rogan Productions on why they aim for productions of purpose, perspective and craft

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Global TV Production Map

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The shape of the consolidated world

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How a Motion Graphics & Titles diploma can kickstart your career

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Course leader Hugo Hansell explains the benefits of receiving the NFTS diploma

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Opening doors to the industry

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ScreenSkills’ In-house Runners Programme offers paid placements with top production companies for those who would otherwise miss out on a TV career

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‘TV advertising remains hugely powerful’

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Delivering ‘a disproportionate competitive advantage’ to clients is the goal in an era of changing viewing habits

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ITV Content Delivery: creating a Northern powerhouse

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ITV Content Delivery has established itself as the home of content digitisation, restoration and delivery in northern England

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How broadcasters keep drama ticking

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This week’s Broadcast Intelligence Commissioner Index event shone a light on the strategies broadcasters are going to land the best drama

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Curious kicks on with BBC3

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Dov Freedman explains to Adrian Pennington the thinking behind BBC3’s scheduling of Britain’s Youngest Football Boss

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Adapting to the changing role of Mip TV

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There are still many opportunities at Mip TV as April is prime buying time and distributors need to strike while buyers are most engaged

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GoT leaves lasting skills legacy

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With ScreenSkills’ support, the HBO drama has brought hundreds of workers into the industry and helped transform Belfast’s production infrastructure

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Why we must support indies across the UK

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With broadcasters committed to producing more out-of-London shows, Pact can provide the tools and support to help nations and regions indies thrive

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How we help indies meet the challenges of scaling up

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Sargent-Disc’s suite of applications helps indies explore bigger opportunities

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Avoiding the crisis in a drama

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Peter La Terriere of Film Finances tells Adrian Pennington why bonding productions is useful in an era of high-end television

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Free up your cash for production

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Barclays has developed a receivable purchase capability specifically for the TV space

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Raw Cut turns on the blue lights in Wales

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Steve Warr tells John Elmes about expanding Raw Cut’s factual operations with Cardiff offshoot Tomos TV

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Tuning in to Cardiff’s creative buzz

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Ruth Pitt finds a feast of creativity awaiting media delegates heading to the Creative Cities Convention

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3 ways entertainment brands can dominate TikTok

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Simple engagement tricks can help TV companies have an impact on the fast-growing social media platform, says Fanbytes chief executive Timothy Armoo

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Why Netflix is the SVoD to beat

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Barclays relationship director Tom Dods on challenges to the streaming giant’s dominance

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How to find the right sound in 2019

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A selection of key TV hitmakers reflect on modern TV music themes and finding the right tune for viewers

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Comedy is no laughing matter

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Nations and regions renaissance will be centre stage at Creative Cities Convention

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World Productions wins prestigious award

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The producers of Save Me and Bodyguard named best independent production company at the 2019 Broadcast Awards

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Rugby Football Union and IBM move on AI & cloud for fan engagement

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IBM’s Andrew Crisp outlines how his company is working with English rugby’s governing body

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What the UK television sector is facing in 2019

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Barclays’ head of media Lorraine Ruckstuhl on what she learnt at the Westminster Media Forum debate on the future of the UK TV sector

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Bringing young Mormons to Facebook

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Filming the dating lives of young Mormons stretched our teams but we achieved our goals, writes James Burstall

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Arrowing in on targeted ads

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With addressable ads gaining a foothold in TV, our roundtable panel discuss how the medium can complement linear campaigns and grow TV as a whole

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The contenders: Barclays Best Independent Production Company

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The producers vying for the Broadcast Awards 2019 Best Independent Production Company, sponsored by Barclays, reveal the secrets of their success

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Video: 2019 Outlook

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Lorraine Ruckstuhl, Barclays head of media, shares her thoughts on the challenges and opportunities in the sector for 2019

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Taking on the Big City Challenge

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Could your city be the next to host the Creative Cities Convention?

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BlueBolt: the gold standard in business

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VFX house wins Barclays-sponsored WFTV Business Award

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How to co-produce in Asia

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Ahead of Singapore’s Asia TV Forum this week, Amanda Groom of The Bridge gives an overview of Asian co-production market

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Barclays doubles SVoD fund to £200m

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Fund has provided UK producers with more than £100m in 18 months