First projects selected for MIPTV/Canneseries drama forum

MIPTV and Canneseries track have unveiled the inaugural twelve projects officially selected for their In Development drama initiative. The projects come from the US, New Zealand, Belgium, France, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Canada, the UK and Ireland. They comprise scripted shows already in development and other at earlier stages. “The DNA of this event is to […]

Cannes Series gears up for launch with ex-iTunes exec hire

Cannes Series has hired artistic director Albin Lewi to bring the newly proposed event to life in 2018. Debuting on April 4, 2018, alongside MIPTV, the festival will include an international competition with a jury, who will hand out awards at a ceremony. The first jury members will be announced at a press conference on […]

Armoza’s Final Four lands Russia deal post-Fox

Russian broadcaster CTC has commissioned a first season of Armoza Formats’ primetime singing competition, The Final Four, which is already set for Fox in the US. The local adaptation will air towards the end of the year and contains eight episodes. Fox has recently picked up the show for a US edition. It picked up […]

Global Agency acquires rights to Spanish drama Queens

Global Agency has made an exclusive international deal with José Luis Moreno for the period drama Queens. Queens is an English-language period drama that tells the story of a rivalry between Elizabeth I of England and Mary Stuart of Scotland. The Spanish version of the drama was launched by broadcaster Radio Television Española (RTVE) during […]

MIPTV organisers look ahead to expanded 2018

There were 10,500 delegates at MIPTV this week, a decrease year-on-year, but there were 800 new buyers in town, market organiser Reed Midem said today. It has reported 11,000 delegates and 4,000 buyers for the last four markets, with this year’s buyer number 3,800. MIPTV bosses Jérôme Delhaye and Laurine Garaude told TBI that next year […]

Eurodata unveils four-screen viewing figures

Eurodata TV Worldwide has used the MIPTV event in France to reveal some of the results of its first four-screen aggregated measurement initiative. The audience measurement highlighted the differences in viewing patterns in two European markets: France and the Netherlands. In France, last December, one in five watched TV online, while in the Netherlands, the […]

MIPTV preps LA Screenings preview

The organisers of MIPTV have teamed with two of the Hollywood studios for a preview of the LA Screenings that take place in May. The MIPDrama Pre-LA Screenings Showcase will take place on the Tuesday of the market in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais. Disney and Lionsgate are on board the initiative, and TV […]

MIPTV gets into new zones

The organisers of MIPTV will have a new Latin American showcase as well as kids, virtual reality and Africa-themed areas at the market. Reed Midem said this week it is working with the City of Cannes on a new TV drama festival that will run in parallel with MIPTV from next year, and the organisation’s […]

Amazon Studios, MTG bosses to keynote MIPTV

Amazon Studios content chief Roy Price and MTG president and CEO Jørgen Madsen Lindemann are to deliver Media Mastermind keynotes at MIPTV next month. Both will address creating compelling content for audiences in a changing digital landscape. Along with Netflix, Amazon has led the disruption that subscription VOD has incurred on traditional broadcasting, while MTG […]

Riveria to debut in Cannes as Japan creates Crisis

Somewhat aptly, MIPTV will host the worldwide debut of Riviera, Sky’s Côte d’Azur-set crime drama, while Japan’s Crisis will feature as the event’s first Asian World Premiere TV Screening. Buyers will get their first chance to watch mystery drama Riviera on Monday, April 3 at 6.30pm local time in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais […]

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