MIP founder Bernard Chevry dies at 96

MIPTV and MIPCOM founder Bernard Chevry has died at the age of 96. The exec, who passed away on 17 May, first created MIPTV in 1963 as the world’s first international market for television rights trading. In 1965, he launched MIDEM, the international market for music, and founded his company, the Midem Organisation. He later […]

Exclusive: MIP organiser explores moving all stands inside Palais for MIPTV

MIPTV organiser Reed Midem is understood be approaching distributors with stands situated outside the Grand Palais with proposals to move inside the building for forthcoming editions of the spring market. TBI understands that Reed Midem has been holding exploratory talks with a number of distribution outfits across MIPTV, which kicked off on Monday (8 April) and is […]

All3Media Int’l launches MIP Cancun formats pitch

All3Media International is launching a formats pitch at MIP Cancun. The distributor has extended its partnership with MIPCOM organizer Reed Midem to launch the MIP Cancun Formats Pitch, which will target the creators and producers of new non-scripted entertainment formats. The initiative follows on from their previous collaboration on the Asia Television Forum Formats Pitch, […]

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 […]

Big number of SVOD nets set for MIPCOM

MIPCOM organiser Reed MIDEM expects close to 500 VOD services to attend this year’s market, with the likes of Claro Video and Showmax represented for the first time. Laurine Garaude, head of Reed MIDEM’s TV division, told TBI there would be around 4,800 buyers attending MIPCOM in total. There has been a significant uptick in […]

MIPCOM to debut Sky/Amazon drama Britannia

Big-ticket Sky and Amazon drama Britannia will have its world premiere at MIPCOM in October. The screening is set for the opening Monday (October 16) of the confab in Palais des Festivales in Cannes, France. This year’s MIPCOM runs from October 16-19. Britannia joins 26x11mins kids series Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! in […]

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 […]

International scripted festival named Cannes Series

The upcoming international scripted festival is to be named Cannes Series. At a press conference here at MIPTV yesterday, festival president Fleur Pellerin revealed the event would run for seven days in April next year, beginning shortly before MIPTV and ending at the same time as the market. There will also be “teaser” events held at […]

Another French TV drama festival set for launch

France will get another scripted TV festival next year with a government-backed event launching and expected to be held in Lille. The event will line up against the new Cannes Festival of Series, which will run alongside MIPTV, and the Series Mania event, which runs in Paris in April. The new event is backed by […]

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 […]

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