MIPCOM


News brief: ITVS Stepping Out at MIPCOM

ITV Studios Global Entertainment will launch celebrity dance series Stepping Out at MIPCOM. The show, which runs on ITV in the UK, will be joined on the ITVSGE slate by ITV2 hidden camera show Tricked and 12 Yard-produced Big Star’s Little Star. Mike Beale, director of international formats, ITV Studios said: “Stepping Out puts the spotlight […]

Black Sails plots course to MIPCOM

Starz’s new original pirate series Black Sails will hit the international market for the first time at MIPCOM in October. The series, which comes from Hollywood director Michael Bay and has already been renewed for a second season despite the first not even launching on cable yet, will be sold at the Palais by Starz […]

DreamWorks’ Katzenberg captures MIPCOM Personality award

DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg will be crowned international television’s Personality of the Year for 2013 at MIPCOM in October. The animation veteran, who co-founded DWA’s former parent company DreamWorks with Stephen Spielberg and David Geffen in 1994, will be in Cannes to accept the award on October 9 at a gala dinner at the […]

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, […]

Exclusive: Novovision acquisitions exec departing

Véronique Le Didroux is leaving French producer and distributor Novovision. Le Didroux has been in marketing and acquisitions at the comedy and clips specialist for three and half years and departs today. She told TBI that she has decided to move from the TV to the movie business and has taken an acquisitions role at […]

MIPCOM 2013 keynote speakers announced

The keynote speakers in the ‘Media Mastermind’ strand for this year’s MIPCOM have been announced. Event organisers Reed Midem have signed up Frances Berwick, president of US cable net Bravo; Cécile Frot-Coutaz (pictured), CEO, FremantleMedia; Ryan Kavanaugh, CEO, Relativity Media; and Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios for this year’s conference. Reed Midem said the […]

MIPTV Hot Pick: Death of a Pilgrim

In February 2013, ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) secured international distribution rights to Death of a Pilgrim, a four-part crime drama from Swedish public broadcaster SVT. Aired to great acclaim in Sweden during January, the series will be introduced to buyers at MIPTV with a full international launch at MIPCOM. Fred Burcksen, chief operating officer of ZDFE, […]

Baumgartner flying into MIPTV

Record-breaking skydiver Felix Baumgartner will give a keynote address at MIPTV in April. The Austrian daredevil will be in Cannes with Alexander Koppel, CCO of Red Bull Media House, and the pair will give a joint address on April 9 as part of a branded content conference strand. On  14 October 2012, Baumgartner flew 39 […]

Miami Five-O: NATPE 2013

Miami Beach-based programme market NATPE celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. And all the indications are that it is in rude health. A record numbers of buyers, a sold out sign over the exhibition floor and a big-name conference programme are just a few of the headlines that should make Miami Five-0 a very happy […]

East meets West as Japan opens its Treasure Box

The double whammy effect of not importing formats and lengthy primetimes filled with original shows means Japanese broadcasters are prolific producers of entertainment series. Takeshi’s Castle, Dragon’s Den, America’s Funniest Home Videos and Iron Chef are huge properties that originated in Japan, but the number of hit international formats is small in proportion to the […]