Breton’s Federation adds distribution exec

France-based producer and distributor Federation Entertainment has hired Leyla Formoso to head up its drama sales efforts in Latin America. The French-Venezuelan sales exec will be in situ ahead of the MIPCancun, which starts tomorrow, and be shopping Federation’s dramas to local buyers. The Federation slate includes Canal+ series The Bureau, Netflix French original Marseille, […]

YouTube, Azteca headline MIP Cancun III

YouTube’s LatAm boss and the chief of the US arm of Mexican broadcast giant Azteca will give the keynote addresses at the MIP Cancun event later this year Manuel Abud, president and CEO of Azteca America, and John Farrell, director of YouTube Latinoamérica will speak at the third edition of the Lat-Am focused programming market, […]

10 MIPTV takeaways: #7 the industry asks ‘how will MIP evolve?’

One question TV folk in Cannes were asking was how will MIP evolve? Should it move location, should it be compressed into a shorter timeframe, should it in fact be a series of regional, or genre-specific events? The Latin American-focused MIPCancun satellite event has been a success, attracting buyers from the region that can’t necessarily […]

MIPCOM spotlight on Japan, MIPCancun moves

Japan will be the country of honour at MIPCOM while the MIPCancun event is moving locations. The focus on the Asian country will involve a close look at 4K, with Japanese companies leading the technological wave in UHD and Japanese homes tipped to adopt 4K sets at a faster rate than in Europe or the […]

Reed MIDEM plots MIPCancun expansion

Event organiser Reed MIDEM is planning on an expanded second edition of Latin American-focused market MIPCancun. Following the Cancun, Mexico-based event’s launch last year, the 2015 edition will be held on November 18-20, with what Reed MIDEM describes as an “expanded” line-up. Fifty-one buyers from 16 countries such as Brazil, Canada and the US are […]

MIPCancun buyer line-up takes shape

Around 40 buyers from across Latin America have committed to Reed MIDEM’s new event, MIPCancun. Those confirmed to attend include Argentina’s Construir TV, Encuentro Channel, Fox Latin American Channels and TELEFE, Unitel TV from Bolivia and Brazil’s TV Bandeirantes, Encripta, RedeTV and Telecine. Mexican networks set for the event are Cadena Tres, Canal 22, TV […]