MIPTV


TBI Weekly: Winding down from MIPTV

MIPTV may have had an impact on your days this week, as the industry experienced travel disruptions, TV deals and rain aplenty. Despite some stormy days, the Canneseries pink carpet brightened up the Palais des Festival bringing in talent from Sandra Oh to Michael C. Hall, Patrick Dempsey and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The first edition of […]

Canal + reels in Waller-Bridge’s Killing Eve

French pay-TV service Canal + is the latest to buy into Phoebe Waller-Bridge drama, Killing Eve, which has been the most talked about title at MIPTV this year. The female-led spy thriller, fronted by Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, premiered on BBC America this week as the show’s stars appeared in Cannes for the Canneseries […]

Social content the ‘next leap’ in programming: Facebook’s Henick

Social content should prioritise personal connections, be responsive to the audience, and will be the “next leap” in programming, according to Facebook’s recently appointed head of content strategy and planning. Speaking to a busy auditorium at MIPTV yesterday, Facebook’s Matthew Henick outlined his vision of social content and drew a distinction between this and traditional […]

AMC’s Sundance Now picks up Aussie crime thriller

Ahead of its official launch at MIPTV, DRG has secured its first major deal for Dead Lucky, a new four-part crime thriller starring Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under, Brothers & Sisters). The show, made for SBS Australia by Australian producer Subtext Pictures, has been acquired by Sundance Now, AMC Networks’ premium subscription streaming service. It […]

Blue Ant crafts CCTV9 co-production

Blue Ant Media-owned Beach House Pictures has entered into a partnership with China’s CCTV9, which will see the Singapore-based producer make a new five-part documentary series, Art of Craft (5 x 60 mins), for the public broadcaster channel. Supported by Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority, the HD series will be Singapore’s first co-pro with factual-themed […]

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 […]

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