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 […]

Facebook looks to “game-ify” content

As the platform roll outs its video offering Watch globally, it is ramping up its search for formats that can “game-ify” content and leverage Facebook’s interactivity across Europe. Manori Ravindran reports. This MIPCOM, it has been exactly one year since Facebook execs such as unscripted head Toby Faulkner first hit the ground in Cannes, courting […]

MIPCOM 2018: The Top Shows in Cannes

TBI Magazine has hand-picked the most buzz-worthy scripted titles and formats in Cannes. From Desiree Akhavan’s drama debut with The Bisexual to Endemol’s splashy Heist, which we hear could be boxsetted by broadcaster Sky One, these are the market’s hottest offerings. SCRIPTED The Bisexual All3Media International / Channel 4, Hulu       The Rook Lionsgate / Starz, […]

MIPCOM Hot Picks: Evil Monkeys

Distributor: The Story Lab Producer: Renegade Pictures Broadcaster: ITV2 (UK) Concept: A human zoo where humans are trapped and evil monkeys are running the show Few distributors have as varied a slate as The Story Lab, which has built its brand upon the likes of prime-time entertainment format Ninja Warrior and visual dating show Game of […]

MIPCOM Hot Picks: The Big Audition

Distributor: Warner Bros. International Television Production Channel: ITV (UK) Producer: Twenty Twenty Concept: A fly-on-the-wall look at the audition process for a range of West End gigs ITV’s latest entertainment foray goes behind the scenes of the all-important audition process – whether that’s for hand models, West End singers or actors playing Henry VIII for […]