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'Homeland', 'Star Trek', 'Popstars': 50 most influential TV shows

18 April 2013 10:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

A list has been compiled of the 50 most influential TV shows since 1963.

Swiss ratings company The Wit compiled the list to mark the 50th anniversary of the Cannes Mip TV trade show.

However, because the BBC refused to make clips of its shows available - its shows were excluded from the rundown.

Virginia Mouseler of The Wit told the Daily Mail: "We included shows that had a huge impact around the world by being distributed to many different countries.

"Secondly, we picked shows that may be less well known internationally, but that had a big impact in their own country."

She added: "We really wanted to put Doctor Who top of the list. But as the BBC wouldn't give us the rights to show a clip on the website, we had to replace it with Astro Boy, which was created in the same year.

"It was a great shame. UK »

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Mipcom TV Gathering Salutes Argentina

8 April 2013 4:50 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Madrid – It is not too surprising that Argentina on Monday was named for the Mipcom 2013 Country of Honor.

Mipcom will be held in Cannes Oct. 7-10. In making the announcement, Mipcom execs cited the “diversity and richness of content produced across Argentina.” And as the vast world of Spanish-speaking TV audiences shifts its taste, Argentina was pioneering these shifts before anyone else.

For example, one new TV trend is Latin America’s robust diversification from selling telenovelas and into formats and docus. At the current MipTV in Cannes, Mexico’s Televisa is unveiling its first formats (thanks to a new output deal with La Competencia in Spain). Brazil is one of the fastest-growing markets in the world for formats.

But Argentina was there first. It also was at the forefront of another trend that is moving rapidly across Latin America: youth novelas, such as Argentina’s “Rebelde Way.” Other non-novela »

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