Exclusive: MIPTV inches closer to Palais centralisation

Exhibitors at MIPTV could be relegated to just three floors inside the Palais in 2020 as organiser Reed Midem moves closer to finalising “drastic” plans for the future of the market. TBI has learnt that a large contingent from Reed Midem was called to London earlier this week for a major meeting at ITV Studios […]

TBI’s Content Innovation Awards 2019 are open for entries

TBI’s Content Innovation Awards are back for another year and now open for entries to celebrate the best of global talent and creative content. This year the competition features an exciting range of new categories and a new panel of distinguished judges to decide which have been the most innovative, exciting and outstanding products, services […]

Cannes TV Festival confirmed, Reed Midem, Canal+ on board

The inaugural Cannes TV festival will take place next year and run in parallel with MIPTV after the organisers of the TV market came on board the project and confirmed an organisational president. French pay TV giant Canal+ is also a partner in the International Cannes Festival of Series, as it previously announced in January, […]

Canal+ backs Cannes int’l TV series festival

Canal+ has signed up as a partner with the Cannes mayor’s office to further the latter’s project to create new international TV festival focusing on series. The mayor of Cannes announced last week that the city would launch a new TV series vent next year to match the scale of the Cannes Film Festival, as […]

Armoza hits ten, launches five new formats

Armoza Formats will launch five new properties at MIPCOM next month, as the Israel-based distributor celebrates its tenth anniversary. The slate includes The Virgins (left), a new reality format in which three contestants per episode are filmed as they immerse themselves in a an experience for the first time in their lives. The hour-long show […]

Comedy Central bringing Amy Poehler to MIPTV

Comedy Central is flying Amy Poehler to Cannes for a MIPTV session about her new comedy series Broad City. Poehler executive produces the series, which has been performing well on Comedy Central in the US. She will be on a panel session discussing the show alongside Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, the exec producers and […]

News brief: Sprout, Moshi, AwesomenessTV to keynote MIPJunior

Top executives from US kids network Sprout, YouTube multi-channel operator AwesomnessTV and emerging children’s brand Moshi Monsters (above) will deliver keynote speeches at October’s MIPJunior event. Sprout president Sandy Wax, DreamWorks Animation-owned AwesomenessTV’s Brian Robbins and Moshi’s Michael Acton Smith will give their speeches on Sunday, October 6, as part of MIPJunior Digital Kids conference, […]

Scripted reality consultation underway in France

French media regulator the CSA has said it will hold meetings with content creation professionals next month to determine the status of scripted reality TV shows. The CSA is aiming to clarify in particular the extent to which scripted reality shows should count towards channels’ commitment to provide a certain quota of fiction programming created […]