MIPCOM


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 […]

Georgeville moves into US television

Marc Rosen is the film and TV producer whose credits include Harry Potter and Threshold. In March he set up Georgeville Television (GVTV) and he now has three straight-to-series orders from US broadcast nets and two more on cable. He tells TBI about the new shows, which include a new offering from The X-Files’ Chris […]

The vision for Sky Vision

Carl Hall and Sophie Turner Laing tell TBI about how the freshly minted Sky Vision will be adding Sky’s upcoming original dramas to its slate as well as working with Sky News and Sky Sports to bring new programming to market. Distribution guarantees mean Sky can fully fund Plans to package and sell Sky News […]

Scripted reality consultation underway in France

French media regulator the CSA has said it will hold meetings with content creation professionals next month to determine the status of scripted reality TV shows. The CSA is aiming to clarify in particular the extent to which scripted reality shows should count towards channels’ commitment to provide a certain quota of fiction programming created […]

Konami’s 4K Media sells Yu-Gi-Oh! to France, Italy

Video game company Konami’s TV distribution and brand management unit 4KMedia has sold the latest installment of anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! into France and Italy, following  MIPCOM and MIPJunior. 4K manages the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime brand outside Asia and former 4Kids executive Brian Lacey is part of the company. In France 4K has shopped the latest 49-episode […]

The X-Files creator Chris Carter to debut new mystery series The After at MIPCOM

Chris Carter, the creator of The X-Files, has a new sci-fi suspense series The After that will be launched at MIPCOM. The show will be made with Georgeville TV, the production company set up by Marc Rosen (Harry Potter, Threshold). “This is going to be a fantastic ride – one that only he could conceive […]

MIPCOM looks to the Middle East

There will be a particular focus on the Middle East and Turkey at MIPCOM next month. Organisers have arranged several conference events looking at the media industry in the region in the wake of the Arab Spring. Laurine Garaude, director of the Television Division at MIPCOM organiser Reed MIDEM said: “The Arab market is diverse, […]

Harvey Weinstein and Televisa’s Emilio Azcárraga Jean heading to MIPCOM

Harvey Weinstein and Emilio Azcárraga Jean are heading to Cannes for MIPCOM. Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, will give a keynote address and Azcárraga Jean, the boss of Televisa, will be the Personality of the Year at this year’s market.   Weinstein will speak on Monday the 8th October, the first day of the […]

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