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Who really Matters in the Battle for a Flemish-language Children’s Channel? Children or Business?, by Jeanette Steemers and Hilde Van den Bulck

Flemish public service broadcaster VRT plans to extend its services to include a television channel for pre-schoolers that will run alongside its online offerings for this age group. Together, they would operate under the existing Ketnet jr. brand and complement … Continue reading

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For television to succeed in the long term in smaller nations these challenges need to be met head on, but met confidently and with a clear strategy by Llion Iwan

Talent can be found and trained in many different ways – but there are always challenges, not least from other careers and the challenges are multiplied for smaller nations with the competition and attractiveness of working for larger broadcasters or … Continue reading

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The value of exchange between scholars and practitioners by David Fernandez Quijada

Over the past year I have attended the meetings of the advisory group and the workshops organized by the Television from Small Nations network to represent the Media Intelligence Service (MIS) of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The EBU is … Continue reading

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Television from Small Nations Network – Reflections on final project, by Steve Blandford

During this project’s excellent and productive final workshop in the fascinating Danish city of Aarhus, I was contacted by a journalist asking for comments on the possibility of Cardiff bidding to be the European Capital of Culture in 2023. My enthusiastic … Continue reading

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From Wales to Aarhus: The talent of small nations, by Faye Hannah

With my own PhD research firmly focused on how policy decisions impact talent development in the Welsh television and screen industries, a visit to beautiful Film City in Aarhus in Denmark to participate in a two-day workshop entitled ‘Sustaining talent … Continue reading

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Small nations, small public broadcasters and the acquisition of international content: Pressure on the free-to-air model, by Karen Donders and Hilde Van den Bulck

Public broadcasters, so most scholars and policy-makers would argue, have a task to inform, educate and entertain people. They should strengthen national identity and social cohesion mainly through investing in both the internal and external production of local content. There … Continue reading

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TV in Small Nations – Sustaining Talent, by Hywel Wiliam

The report was first published in the Royal Television Society’s website on 14 June 2016: https://rts.org.uk/article/tv-small-nations-sustaining-talent-wales  ‘Sustaining Talent’ was the theme of a two day workshop held on the 2nd and 3rd June in the Danish port of Aarhus, the country’s … Continue reading

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Four exciting concepts and a shattered illusion, by Mads Møller Andersen

After participating in the Sustaining Talent in Small Nations workshop in Aarhus I can still feel the high after all the wonderfully productive discussions. I find that some of the concepts that were discussed linger in my mind. The first … Continue reading

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Call for Articles: A special issue of SERIES – International journal of TV series narratives

“Locations in Television Drama Series” Guest Editors: Anne Marit Waade and John Lynch This special issue is dedicated to the analysis of the increasingly significant role of location as a key element in television drama. In recent years, the popularity … Continue reading

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TV Noir as the new black at MIPCOM 2015, by Anne Marit Waade

The World Information Tracking’s Virginia Mouseler presented Fresh TV Fiction at MIPCOM in Cannes in October and showed glimpses of new and promising television drama series. Since crime drama is the most popular genre, she had selected new crime drama … Continue reading

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