TBI’s 2024 Predictions: Lucy Smith, director of entertainment, RX

2024 is set to be a pivotal year for the global content industry, so TBI has enlisted some of the biggest names in the business to share their thoughts on the major trends of the next 12 months and how they’re going to capitalise on them. Here, Lucy Smith, entertainment division director at MIP Markets […]

WBD’s Gerhard Zeiler to deliver MIPCOM opening keynote

Gerhard Zeiler, president of international at Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD), will give the opening keynote at MIPCOM this year. The keynote will be presented as a fireside chat in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes on Monday 16 October. This year will be the 39th edition of the international co-production & […]

TBI expands Content Innovation Awards with new MIPCOM CANNES partnership

Television Business International (TBI) has struck a partnership with MIPCOM CANNES that will see the Content Innovation Awards 2023 (CIA’s) returning to France as part of an expanded format for the fast-growing awards event. As part of the agreement, this year’s CIA’s will take place in Cannes on Wednesday, 18 October, and will be open […]

The 2023 Content Innovation Awards are open for entry!

The Content Innovation Awards are back and returning to Cannes this year to celebrate the very best producers, creators and distributors in the industry. Now in their ninth year, the Awards are taking place in conjunction with MIPCOM and will be held on 18 October in Cannes, France. The event marks a pivotal moment in […]

Opinion: Me, Myself & MIPCOM

Can Cannes be more glorious than it has been this week? Temperatures of 25 degrees certainly made this the return that MIPCOM deserved. Full diaries, full restaurants and, I believe, full hearts. My only sadness… I did not get to meet the power woman in town, Alyssa Milano! I have to type fast – because […]

Harbour Rights inks distribution deal with 2B Media

Hong Kong based Harbour Rights has entered into an exclusive distribution partnership with New Zealand prodco 2B Media. The agreement will see Harbour distribute the 150+ hours of factual and documentary content created by the Martin Cleave-led firm, including titles such as Code 1 Extreme (30 x 30-minutes) and Living With Tourettes (18 x 26-minutes). […]

Exclusive: Inside Warner Bros. Discovery EMEA’s kids content strategy

As the industry descends upon Cannes once again for MIPJR & MIPCOM, TBI talks to leading kids commissioners to find out what they’re looking for in terms of originals and acquisitions and what they’ve already got coming up. Here, Sean Henry, VP of content strategy & acquisitions, kids, Warner Bros. Discovery EMEA, shares the media […]

MIPCOM’s Lucy Smith on listening, evolving & creating a ‘co-production destination’

MIPCOM is in many ways a mirror to the industry, so it’s little surprise that a natural evolution away from straight distribution is well under way. But as event director Lucy Smith prepares for the first “full strength” market since the pandemic – and the first under her full control – there has been some introspection too. The numbers still seem […]

MIPCOM reveals attendee expectations & names Asian World Premiere

MIPCOM organiser RX France (fka Reed Midem) is preparing to welcome 10,000 producers, buyers, commissioners and creatives to France next month, as the industry returns en masse to Cannes for the first time since the pandemic. The 38th edition of the event, which runs 17-20 October, has more than 300 confirmed exhibiting studios and distributors, including A+E Networks, […]

TBI Weekly: The problem with the UK’s format isolationism

With MIPCOM on the horizon, European format specialist Siobhan Crawford offers a plea to UK companies to use the opportunity to more deeply engage with their counterparts in Europe, rather than relying on local talent for new formats. I was at Edinburgh TV Festival last month. Lovely market. Nothing new though. So now we look […]

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