Laurine Garaude


Big number of SVOD nets set for MIPCOM

MIPCOM organiser Reed MIDEM expects close to 500 VOD services to attend this year’s market, with the likes of Claro Video and Showmax represented for the first time. Laurine Garaude, head of Reed MIDEM’s TV division, told TBI there would be around 4,800 buyers attending MIPCOM in total. There has been a significant uptick in […]

MIPTV preps LA Screenings preview

The organisers of MIPTV have teamed with two of the Hollywood studios for a preview of the LA Screenings that take place in May. The MIPDrama Pre-LA Screenings Showcase will take place on the Tuesday of the market in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais. Disney and Lionsgate are on board the initiative, and TV […]

MIPTV gets into new zones

The organisers of MIPTV will have a new Latin American showcase as well as kids, virtual reality and Africa-themed areas at the market. Reed Midem said this week it is working with the City of Cannes on a new TV drama festival that will run in parallel with MIPTV from next year, and the organisation’s […]

UK, Germany, Russia dominate revamped MIPDrama

The UK has three of the twelve entries in this year’s MIPDrama Screenings with Germany and Russia both taking two apiece. In its second year. MIPTV organiser Reed Midem has organised the MIPDrama Screenings into two categories: finished projects and works in progress, to ensure buyers know whether they will see full episodes or excerpts. […]

Amazon Studios, MTG bosses to keynote MIPTV

Amazon Studios content chief Roy Price and MTG president and CEO Jørgen Madsen Lindemann are to deliver Media Mastermind keynotes at MIPTV next month. Both will address creating compelling content for audiences in a changing digital landscape. Along with Netflix, Amazon has led the disruption that subscription VOD has incurred on traditional broadcasting, while MTG […]

Reed Midem reacts to UK indie news

Reed Midem said today it will hold talks with UK indies and the UK Department for International Trade over how to best support independent UK companies at its markets in the wake of Pact’s decision to pull its Indies Pavilion. Indie trade group Pact confirmed this week it would no longer fund the Pavilion after […]

MIPCOM 2016 in numbers

The organisers of MIPCOM have reported 14,000 attendees for this year’s event. Of that total, 4,900 were buyers, and 1,500 of the acquisition execs were working for digital and SVOD services. Reed Midem said the kids-focused MIPJunior event, which ran on the weekend before MIPCOM, had a record 1,600 attendees, compared with the 1,400 reported last […]

Sony boss heading to MIPCOM

Sony Corporation CEO Kazuo Hirai will give a keynote address at MIPCOM in October. Hirai runs the entire Sony business, encompassing its TV and film divisions, as well as the Playstation and wider consumer electronics units. He will deliver the opening keynote of the market in the Grand Auditorium on Monday, October 17. His appearance […]

Sky, PS71, Canal+ on MIP Drama board

MIPTV organiser Reed MIDEM has put together an advisory board of six top acquisitions executives for the confab’s drama events. The group comprises Sky director of acquisitions Sarah Wright (pictured), Canal+ senior VP of international SVOD and global acquisitions Aline Marrache-Tesseraud, ProSiebenSat.1 executive VP of group acquisitions and sales Ruediege Boess, TV2 Denmark head of […]

TV’s Big Questions: are the main markets still relevant?

Distribution is changing. The Frank brothers have created a digital rights trading platform, TRX, which sits alongside others from the likes of Screen Hits. With these, online screening rooms, Skype and other new ways to connect, the folk running TV markets must be concerned. Outgoing NATPE boss Rod Perth (left) offers a robust defence of […]

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