Small wonder - are straight-to-TV deals on the rise'
This year's MIPTV (through April 3) will take place in the midst of very turbulent times in both the film and TV industries. In early March, UK broadcaster ITV shed 600 jobs. Its smaller rival Five announced around the same time it would be making around a quarter of its 354 staff redundant. Advertising revenue has been shrinking. The cuts at the broadcasters come at a time when film slots on UK TV are already decreasing. (It remains to be seen how this upheaval will affect film buying ...
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