MIPTV to launch Kids TV Summit

Reed MIDEM will hold a one-day summit focusing on how digital disruption is effecting both the production and distribution of children’s TV programming. The Future of Kids TV Summit will take place on Tuesday, April 8 at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes, sponsored by Canadian investment fund Shaw Rocket Fund. Reed MIDEM says the event […]

News brief: Beyond cuts Re:Source-ful Canadian deal

Beyond Distribution has picked up two factual/lifestyle series from Canadian prodco Re:Source Media. The distributor will sell 3 Chefs, 1 City internationally as well as Re:Source’s Asia Rising. 3 Chefs, 1 City is a 13x30mins show that explores the world’s greatest foodie destinations through the eyes of chefs. Asia Rising is a 10x60mins series fronted […]

MIPTV to host first international Digital Upfronts

Reed MIDEM, the organiser of MIPTV and MIPCOM, is launching a new showcase for digital content. The MIP Digital Fronts will launch at the Cannes market next April and allow buyers and sellers to screen and launch new digital series. Reed MIDEM said it would be the first international marketplace for content designed for the […]

Exclusive: Novovision acquisitions exec departing

Véronique Le Didroux is leaving French producer and distributor Novovision. Le Didroux has been in marketing and acquisitions at the comedy and clips specialist for three and half years and departs today. She told TBI that she has decided to move from the TV to the movie business and has taken an acquisitions role at […]

FremantleMedia and BBC on kids partnership

Earlier this year the BBC and the Kids and Family division of FremantleMedia inked a multi-year deal that will see them co-develop and produce a range of kids series for preschool and older audiences, across live-action and animation. BBC Children’s boss Joe Godwin and FremantleMedia Kids and Family Entertainment’s Bob Higgins tell Stewart Clarke about […]

Viacom cuts content deals with French broadcasters

Viacom international Media Networks has cut a raft of programming deals with French channels in the wake of MIPTV. It has licensed SpongeBob SquarePants, the SpongeBob Christmas special and season seven of Dora the Explorer to TF1. France’s largest commercial broadcaster has also acquired the second season of Kung Fu Panda and renewed deals for […]

MIPTV organisers announce delegate numbers for 50th anniversary market

The organisers of MIPTV said today that 11,000 delegates attended the fiftieth edition of the show. The number is the same as that given for the 2012 show, but down 500 on the 2011 total. Organisers Reed Midem said that by country there were significant increases in attendance from Russia (+18%), Ukraine (+30%), Brazil (+17%) […]

BBC seals format deals for Mastermind

BBC Worldwide has struck agreements for international versions of long-running UK quiz show Mastermind. Mastermind has been on the BBC in the UK for 35 years and Worldwide, the commercial arm of the public broadcaster, has inked two format agreements for the show. It will air in Turkey and West Africa. In Turkey, Dogus Media […]

FremantleMedia says restructure positions it for digital growth

The recent restructure at FremantleMedia has positioned it to capitalise on digital opportunities and acquisitions in the digital sector are likely, CEO Cecile Frot-Coutaz (pictured) said. In response to a question from TBI, Frot-Coutaz said the recent restructure at the RTL-owned producer and distributor leaves it well placed to grow its digital business. The changes […]