Hunting the next big format
With The X Factor tiring and The Voice moving, entertainment TV is ripe for innovation. Tim Dams reports on the elusive hunt for hits in a genre that's become a victim of its own success
4K: Ultra cool or over hyped?
Despite all the hype about 4K, it's yet to make major inroads into TV production - but will do in the future. Tim Dams gets the low down from programme makers who have already taken the 4K plunge
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Televisual is the monthly magazine for the busy producer and all those who commission, create or deliver moving image content for television, film, commercials, digital applications and corporate communication.
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Twelve issues of Televisual, the leading monthly magazine that is the defining media for the UK production community. Month by month Televisual tracks and comments on new content and initiatives while keeping a firm eye on the market’s evolution, celebrating all that’s good in UK production
Unique surveys that have become the touchstones for the industry, benchmarking the production world including The Production 100 (top 100 Indies), The Corporate 50 (the business communicators) and The Commercials 30 (advertising directors)
Exclusive surveys, reports and special features that help you make better productions while introducing you to all the contacts you’ll ever need. Over the year Televisual covers studios, outside broadcast, camera and crew rental companies, editing, graphic design, animation, grading, compositing and VFX, music composition and libraries and archive and footage research and use. In addition we provide helicopter views of larger broadcast issues such as the pick up of HD and 3D or file-based workflow. While The Facilities 50Survey (top post houses) is the benchmark survey of the post production industry
Interviews that introduce you to the people mapping out the television landscape - in any one issue of Televisual there are over one hundred exclusive on the record comments from key executives
The Televisual Genre Reports with commentary from the key commissioners and production suppliers about the ebb and flow within core television disciplines
Production and business news, features, comment and analysis from who’s doing what, with whom, for whom and how to find the right programme distributor
Production stories and case studies covering recent broadcast, film, commercials and music promo projects
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An invitation to participate in The Televisual Bulldog Awards, the only time most of you get the chance to have your say and vote for the best on the box
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