MIPCOM


Reed Midem explores separate bookings for MIPTV, MIPCOM

MIP organiser Reed Midem is making good on promises to “reimagine” its spring and autumn markets, and is to allow exhibitors to book separately for MIPCOM and MIPTV. While the organiser has told TBI it will unveil full plans in July, it is understood that Reed Midem has begun reaching out to select attendees – […]

MIP founder Bernard Chevry dies at 96

MIPTV and MIPCOM founder Bernard Chevry has died at the age of 96. The exec, who passed away on 17 May, first created MIPTV in 1963 as the world’s first international market for television rights trading. In 1965, he launched MIDEM, the international market for music, and founded his company, the Midem Organisation. He later […]

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 […]

Endemol Shine, BBC pull out of MIPTV as Reed Midem eyes floorplan change

Endemol Shine Group and BBC Studios have pulled out of next month’s MIPTV market, leaving their stands empty – or in the case of BBC, with new hosts – and opting for a skeletal presence on the ground in Cannes. An Endemol Shine spokesperson confirmed to TBI that the super-indie will not be running its […]

MIPCOM 2018: The Inside Scoop

FAANG, Endemol and Comcast were front of mind for delegates at a lively MIPCOM market, which appeared to be in rude health despite studios such as Sony believed to be weighing up their future in Cannes. While a quieter MIPTV in April tends to skew perceptions of the drama-focused MIPCOM – which ran from October […]

MIPCOM: The Big Deals

With this week’s MIPCOM market coming to a close, TBI looks at the top deals struck out of Cannes. Netflix The streaming giant picked up Keshet International’s When Heroes Fly, the first recipient of the Canneseries Best Series award, for global release in 2019. All ten episodes of the original Hebrew-language drama will be made available in […]

Exclusive: Formats watchdog fires warning shot at MIPCOM organisers

International format protection group FRAPA has issued an open letter to Reed Midem putting pressure on the MIPCOM organiser to address China’s controversial place at the international TV market. The letter, which has been shared with TBI, comes in response to China being named “Country of Honour” for MIPCOM despite numerous IP theft claims by […]

Script to Screen: MotherFatherSon

Luring Richard Gere to television after a 30-year break, BBC Two’s MotherFatherSon examines family, power dynamics and the turbulent media world Act 1 BBC Studios Production’s Head of Drama, Hilary Salmon, had worked previously with writer Tom Rob Smith on the critically acclaimed BBC Two drama London Spy, so when the prolific novelist and screenwriter […]

MIPCOM round-up: When Heroes Fly lands at Netflix, Broadchurch adapted

Netflix has picked up Keshet International’s When Heroes Fly, the first recipient of the Canneseries Best Series award, for global release in 2019. All ten episodes of the original Hebrew-language drama will be made available in subtitles on the platform. Produced by Spiro Films for Keshet Broadcasting, When Heroes Fly is a thriller set in […]

Op-ed: A decade of change for Canada

As this year’s MIPCOM market coincides with the 10-year anniversary of the launch of Canada’s Media Ranch, president Sophie Ferron reflects on dramatic changes within the Canadian market, and predicts what could lie in store for producers.   When we launched Media Ranch 10 years ago, Canada’s TV sector was virtually unrecognisable from the market […]

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