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What Buyers Expect From Digital MIPTV

admin   March 31, 2021

MIPTV – the 58th Spring International Television Market – will take place online during the annual spring market dates of April 12-16, 2021 and will bring together global distributors, producers, buyers and commissioners of drama, doc, kids, factual and formats programming for a curated week of personalised business meetings, exclusive market intelligence, conference sessions and global networking.

Over 1000 buyers are at Digital MIPTV with a clear objective on what they are looking for.

Reed MIDEM has confirmed strong buyer and commissioner demand for Digital MIPTV 2021 for the one-to-one distribution market, the one-to-one international co-production markets and its digital networking platform in a positive early response for this year’s all digital show.

Peter Andrews of SBS, Australia says they are looking forward for factual series, food content, films and drama. In addition to global territories, SBS is looking for Asia regions- China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan.

As far as VRT from Belgium is concerned, Current Affairs Buyer/Commissioner Jan Konings says they are at MIPTV for pronounced documentaries in series or one-offs, in diverse lengths.

ARTE1 from Brazil is eyeing for sophisticated productions. “Our main request is that all the themes of the programs needs to be related to art topics. We have slots for: documentaries (one-off)/ doc-series with episodes of 26’ or 52’/concerts from classical to modern music / ballet performances from classical to contemporary style / awarded and independent art movies,” says its head of acquisitions and co-productions Janaina Tadeu.

Lei Jing, General Manager, Golden-Spread Entertainments Co., Ltd, China says they are looking for Action, Adventure, Animated Feature, Film, Wild/Nature Documentary, TV series. Their plan is to acquire foreign films and TV series and sell to Chinese clients.

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, China is eyeing to acquire VOD programmes including TV series, movies, docs, kids, 4K etc. China’s MediaTV International Service’s General Manager Jing Kang is planning to buy TV programmes from international partners worldwide.

Mira Vocinkic, Editor – Buyer, Acquisitions Department of Croatian public broadcaster Croatian TV is at MIPTV for all kind of documentaries, talk shows, concerts. Vicky Schroderus, Executive In Charge Of International Co-Productions & Acquisitions at Yle Children’s Programs is attending MIPTV for content that will enhance YLE’s offering for kids. The shows need to entertain, bring laughter and awoke curiosity.

ARTE France, a European public-service cultural television channel, is looking for finished films in people, places, human interest, ancient history, civilisations, nature and wildlife.


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MIPTV 2021 Trend: Increasing Demand for Distribution & Co-Production

admin   March 18, 2021

One-to-one distribution market, one-to-one international co-production markets and its digital networking platform gain momentum

A strong buyer and commissioner demand prevails for Digital MIPTV 2021 for the one-to-one distribution market, the one-to-one international co-production markets and its digital networking platform in a positive early response for this year’s all digital show.

MIPTV – the 58th Spring International Television Market – will take place online during the annual spring market dates of April 12-16, 2021 and will bring together global distributors, producers, buyers and commissioners of drama, doc, kids, factual and formats programming for a curated week of personalised business meetings, exclusive market intelligence, conference sessions and global networking.

ABC, SBS Television, Seven Network, Globo, CBC, Quebecor Content, iQiyi, Bilibili, Tencent, YLE, Arte France, France Télévisions, Groupe Canal+, M6, TF1, ZDF, RTL Television, RAI, R.T.I. S.P.A. – Mediaset Group, Nippon TV, VPRO, NRK, The Walt Disney Company, Channel One Russia, EBS, Atresmedia, RTVE, A+E Networks, Al Jazeera, Sky UK, CuriosityStream, Discovery / HGTV are among the first to confirm their attendance at Digital MIPTV. See HERE the full list of confirmed buyers/ Commissioners.

For the first time, Digital MIPTV will connect the MIPDoc and MIPFormats communities as well as drama and kids online via Reed MIDEM’s signature one-to-one matchmaking platform with two unique offers guaranteeing delegates pre-scheduled meeting agendas, with a minimum of 15-20 meetings, to boost distribution, acquisitions, co-production and development.

In addition, a week-long digital pass offers access to the conference programme, highlights of which will include exclusive market insights for all genres including the popular Fresh TV, Glance, high profile keynotes, MIPDrama buyers screenings and the MIP SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Award.

MIPTV Week will be preceded by pre-market Discovery Showcases on 9 April offering a first look for buyers at hotly anticipated new content. All delegates will have access to the Digital MIPTV networking marketplace from 29 March and all content will be available to catch up online until 14 May 2021.


Digital MIPTV’s Content Showcase Unveiled

admin   March 18, 2021

Reed MIDEM has unveiled details of Digital MIPTV’s world-class content showcase and international buyers programmes. Accessible exclusively online 12-16 April and reaching audiences around the globe, the annual spring market will welcome producers, distributors and buyers from some of the biggest international studios, broadcasters and streaming platforms.

Built around MIPTV’s promise of discovery, connection and inspiration, this year’s programme features exclusive market intelligence and insights; first look factual, documentary and drama showcases; as well as high profile keynotes and the 2021 MIP SDG Award being presented to A+E Networks President, Paul Buccieri.

Highlights of this year’s content showcases include Fresh TV, Factual & Documentary Showcase, Formates Accelerator and MIPDrama.

Major buyers from world-leading broadcasters and streamers participating at MIPTV include ABC Australia, Amazon Studios, ARD/ZDF KI.KA Der Kinderkanal, BBC, Hunan TV, ITV, Keshet 12, PBS Kids, TF1, VIU, Warner Bros. and ZDF. In a series of Programming Briefs, key decision makers from each of these businesses will be sharing their programming, acquisition and commissioning strategies in the fields of drama, formats, factual & documentary and kids content, followed by a live Q&A.

With a focus on delivering valuable meetings and contacts, this year’s programme offers pre-registered delegates the opportunity to connect and network through small group interactive conversations, thematic meet-ups, one-to-many workshops and breakout sessions.


MIPTV to Feature David Beckham’s first TV keynote

admin   March 18, 2021

MIPTV has announced David Beckham as a keynote speaker at Digital MIPTV, which this year takes place exclusively online from 12-16 April.

A global sporting icon, football club owner, entrepreneur and founder of production company Studio 99, in his first in-depth television industry keynote, will talk about launching his own production company, his global ambitions for Studio 99, and current projects in production and development for a variety of global networks among other things.

In Conversation with David Beckham, hosted by award-winning Director and Producer Ben Winston, will take place on Tuesday 13 April at 18.00 CEST, and will be available on catch-up until 14 May.

David Beckham OBE is one of the world’s most recognised personalities. After retiring from a football career that saw him play for over 20 years at some of the world’s most successful clubs, David has established himself as a successful entrepreneur, working strategically and creatively with many of the world’s leading brands.

His independent brand management operation, DB Ventures, manages a number of partnerships including with Diageo, Adidas, Tudor and EA Sports in addition to overseeing investments such as Guild Esports plc.

In 2018, he fulfilled a lifelong ambition to become an owner of a football club, an opportunity following his time playing for LA Galaxy, and Inter Miami CF began its first season in the MLS last year.

In 2019, David founded Studio 99 alongside long-time partners David Gardner and Nicola Howson. Studio 99 is a global production and content studio which focuses on documentary films, series and format development. The company is also a commercial studio and produces a wide range of both editorial and marketing content for global brand clients.