MIPCOM


Show of the week: Football Genius

Distributor: Hat Trick International Producer: Hat Trick Productions Channel: ITV (UK) Concept: A football comedy quiz show testing fan knowledge Bolstered by England’s performance in the World Cup, football is back in the UK in a big way –if it was ever gone, that is. ITV’s logic is that regardless of how seriously people take the game, there’s a […]

MIPCOM Hot Picks: Showdown

Distributor: Keshet International Producer: Tedy Productions and Keshet Broadcasting Channel: KBL (Israel) Concept: Two artistic titans face off and mentor the next great star Keshet had a ratings hit on its hands this summer with Showdown – Aviv/Eyal, a shiny-floor entertainment show featuring two major Israeli musicians with an intense rivalry going head-to-head to find the […]

Show of the week: The Heist

Distributor: Endemol Shine International Producer: Shine TV Broadcaster: Sky One (UK) Concept: Eight citizens tipped off about an abandoned treasure must hide it from detectives for two weeks. Hunted producer Shine TV is back with another factual thriller that needs to be seen to be believed. Set in a small market town in Yorkshire, The […]

MIPCOM Hot Picks: Singerella

Distributor: Armoza Formats Channel: TBA Producer: Armoza Formats Concept: A would-be singer with unfulfilled dreams gets a musical makeover in three days Hot off the success of The Four on Fox, Avi Armoza is back with another feel-good format, complete with a fairytale ending.  In each episode of hour-long format Singerella, friends and family nominate […]

Show of the Week: The Pier

Spanish romantic thriller The Pier originates from Esther Martínez Lobato and La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) showrunner Álex Pina, who signed a global overall deal with Netflix earlier this summer. The eight-part series – which also stars Casa de Papel’s Álvaro Morte – is for Spanish SVOD Movistar+ and will receive its world premiere […]

Treehouse greenlights trio of Nelvana kids titles

Canadian kids channel Treehouse has greenlit a trio of live-action and animated pre-school series from Corus Entertainment-owned producer-distributor Nelvana. The channel has picked up digital-first live-action programme Miss Persona (52 x 3 minutes), which will launch on its YouTube channel before joining its linear line-up in January. The programme centres on Kimberly Person who solves […]

ITV’s Carolyn McCall to deliver MIPCOM keynote

ITV CEO Carolyn McCall is set to deliver a keynote at MIPCOM, where she will touch on ITV’s plan to grow UK and global productions. The Media Mastermind keynote will be held on October 15 at 11:30am at the auditorium of the Palais des Festivals. Taking the MIPCOM stage for the first time since joining […]

Harassment scandal deepens as MIPCOM ends

It’s difficult to write about the health of an industry in the context of an all-encompassing scandal, and the soul-searching in entertainment that has followed the Harvey Weinstein allegations was obvious to those at MIPCOM this week. In the various beach front restaurants and at the plethora of networking events many were furious, some nervously […]

MIPCOM slates – Drive & Beta Film

Drive Media Rights UK-based Drive has revealed its factual slate for Cannes from a line up of premium programming from producers. The shows come from Tin Can Island, Oxford Films, October Films, Blink Films, Back2Back and Antidote. The slate includes six shows: Wilder Australia, a new Ray Mears series (pictured); Body Cam Cops, a hidden […]

MIPCOM slates – Propagate & Revelation

Propagate International Following a year of growth Propagate will be bringing a new slate of unscripted series, specials and formats to MIPCOM. The slate will consist of My Partner Knows Best, a relationship comedy gameshow featuring Jason Biggs (pictured), The Grill Iron, State Plate and Girl Starter. Propogate also features series from Russia, Turkey and […]