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The Streaming Offensive
MIPCOM Conference Theme
The long awaited strike back has arrived. Media giants, now bigger than ever, are organised and ready to unleash their direct-to-consumer offensive. The highly anticipated new SVOD and AVOD streaming platforms are about to shake-up the global distribution model once again.
A fundamental transformation of the content production and licensing ecosystem translating into major streamlining of organisations and business models; new opportunities for technology partners to respond to the insatiable demand for faster content delivery, and richer sound and video experiences; and the never-ending quest for signature programming, top talent and premium IP.
Brace yourself and get prepared for the massive shake-up!
│ MIPCOM Conference Programme
4 days to meet all your business needs. Special features include:
Media Mastermind Keynotes & Key Speakers
Get inspired from our Media Mastermind Keynotes and Key Speakers. Learn from international leading decision-makers shaping the future of the global content industry
Production Funding Forum
A unique opportunity for producers and financier to meet and bring premium content projects to life. A 2-day programme open to all delegates
World Premiere & Market Screenings
The most-anticipated series and programmes from around the world. World Premiere TV Screenings include: "Agent Hamilton" by Beta film, "Devils" by Sky Studios, "The Return" by Samurai Drama Channel
Spotlights on Diversify & Inclusion
The MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards are dedicated to championing and promoting diversity and inclusion in all forms across the international television industry. Supported by A+E Networks.
Women in Global Entertainment Lunch
MIPCOM’s annual thought leadership and networking event for the world’s most influential women shaping the future of TV and entertainment. By Invitation Only.
Cutting-edge technology 4K-8K UHD & VR
MIPCOM’s unique knowledge track covering new experiences in visual entertainment featuring the latest consumer and broadcast adoption data, forecasts, insights and screenings.
│ Media Mastermind Keynotes
Click on links below to learn more about each of our Keynote Speakers
│ Key speakers
Here we highlight some of the international speakers who will hit MIPCOM international stage.
Click on their icon, discover more on them and their companies, which session they will attend and add it to you schedule.
│ Women in Global Entertainment Lunch
MIPCOM’s annual thought-leadership and networking lunch gathers the world’s most influential women shaping the future of TV and entertainment.
dream hampton, Showrunner and Executive Producer of “Surviving R. Kelly”, and Brie Miranda Bryant, Executive Producer/SVP Unscripted Programming & Development, Lifetime, will discuss their careers in the entertainment business from the perspective of African-American women, their challenges to serve women’s causes, specifically more marginalised communities, and the impact of the #metoo movement.
By invitation only.
In Partnership with A+E Networks and The Hollywood Reporter.
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│ 4K-8K / Ultra HD
Cutting-edge technology! MIP’s comprehensive programme track on the latest 4K-8K/UHD technology is back at MIPCOM!
LIVE THE STORY: NHK 8K
NHK will hold its first large-scale 8K screenings at mipcom, with a 248-inch 8K screen and 22.2 multi-channel sound system.
The main event is the international premiere of Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro’s 8K dramatization of "An Artist of the Floating World", starring Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe.
Other talk events will feature producers working on 8K productions, such as natural history and music; screenings & talks will take place at the NHK 8K theater, Palais 3
ULTRA HD TV NOW: SONY 4K/8K
4K/UHD channels are growing in number and the availability of OTT streaming services are helping drive the ownership of UHD displays to record levels.
MIPCOM's 2019 UHD Programme includes dynamic sessions featuring inspiring talks, useful data, and exclusive 4K-8K content screenings from leading international producers and distributors.
Screenings and talks will take place in the Sony UHD Theater - Palais 4 - and will be moderated by Chris Forrester, Journalist & Consultant
│ Production Funding Forum
For the second year MIPCOM introduces the Production Funding Forum, a unique opportunity for producers and financiers to meet and bring premium content projects to life.
Two axis of discussions:
- Funding creativity: in conversation with…
International content powerhouses unveil their creative approaches and business strategies to develop, finance, produce and distribute platform-agnostic content that resonates both globally and locally.
- Finding investment: transforming ideas into reality
Along with having a great script, talent, or even just a concept for the next hit show, having financial support is essential to springboard your idea into reality. A series of dynamic presentations from top industry players - including banks, private investors, and producers - who will reveal how to find funding and the right partners for your projects.
│ Country Focuses
In a world shaken by massive changes in the US and Western Europe, other markets are thriving and getting a louder voice on the international scene.
Argentina, China, Japan, and Russia were spotlighted as countries of honor at MIPCOM in the past years as we detected a rising potential in terms of creativity, innovation and ability to enter into global collaborations. Years have passed and it seems to us the perfect timing to step back and have a sharp look on how they kept up with their ambitions.
Quality content up to international standards, new technical breakthroughs in terms of advanced imaging, increase of global exports and new international cooperation… Each one of them has a story to tell. It will be for sure inspirational insights for the next rising content nations that are building up in every corner of the world.
Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer, is MIPCOM 2019 Personality of the Year.
The internationally renowned entertainment executive and producer will be honoured at a gala dinner for leading international television executives at the Carlton Hotel, Cannes, France, and will take part in a keynote interview bringing his unique perspective to this year’s big theme The Streaming Offensive.
In his current role, which he took up in March this year, he oversees the much-anticipated launch of WarnerMedia’s new direct-to-consumer service HBO Max, as well as HBO, TNT, TBS, truTV and Otter Media, with responsibility for all creative and operating decision across the portfolio worldwide.
Farhad Massoudi is the founder and CEO of Tubi, the world’s largest ad-supported video on demand service with over 15,000 movies and television shows from over 200 content partners and over 20 million monthly active users. In a joint keynote with Adam Lewinson, Tubi’s Chief Content Officer, he will put the spotlight on the rapid growth of ad-supported video on demand worldwide.
Do not miss this Media Mastermind Keynote titled: “AVOD: The Rise Of Free”.
As Chief Content Officer of TUBI, Adam Lewinson is responsible for content strategy and acquisitions for Tubi, the largest free movie and TV streaming service. Lewinson heads up Tubi’s Los Angeles office where he manages one of the largest libraries in streaming (larger than Netflix) and oversees more than 200 content partners including Lionsgate, Paramount and MGM.
A not to be missed joint Media Mastermind Keynote with Farhad Massoudi, Tubi’s Founder and CEO, titled: “AVOD: The Rise Of Free”.
In his role as Global Vice President and Head of Content Partnerships at Twitter, Kay Madati is responsible for driving partnerships with media and content publishers across all categories and delivering strategies that extend, scale, market, and monetize their content and programming initiatives across Twitter. Joined by top media executives and talent he will discuss some of Twitter’s most successful partnership to date.
Join this worth attending Media Mastermind Keynote titled:"The Past, Present And Future Of Twitter's Content Partnerships".
James Farrell - Georgia Brown
As Head of International Originals, James Farrell oversees the development and production of all original series and features under the Amazon Studios banner outside the United States. Joined on stage by Georgia Brown, Director European Originals, they will discuss the company’s global vision with a special focus on Europe.
Hear about Amazon Studios growing ambition as well as its increased local production around the world.
RuPaul Charles, host and executive producer of RuPaul’s Drag Race, will give a Media Mastermind Keynote at MIPCOM, on Monday, October 14 at 17.00 in the Grand Auditorium.
On this occasion, RuPaul Charles will also accept the Variety Vanguard Award, which recognises television industry leaders who have made a significant contribution to the global business of entertainment.
Joyn is Germany’s largest freemium streaming platform offering live streams of 55 public and private free TV channels as well as several originals and exclusive series in one app. This winter, the premium version with an additional subscription model will follow. In a keynote speech on Monday 14 October, Max Conze, CEO of ProSiebenSat.1, will explain why this offer – a joint venture between ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery – is unique in Germany, discuss the role of Joyn in ProSiebenSat.1’s digital strategy and share some insights of how local content remains key to win with audiences.
Newen, part of the TF1 Group, is France’s leading producer of audiovisual content, working in every genre on the full spectrum of channels and platforms. It has broadened its reach on the domestic and global markets with the acquisition of stakes in production outfits Tuvalu Media (Netherlands), Pupkin (Netherlands), Nimbus (Denmark), De Mensen (Belgium) and Reel One (Canada). Bibiane Godfroid, Newen’s CEO, will talk about the Group's ambitions and greatest challenge in a keynote speech on Tuesday 15 October entitled “How to keep endlessly adapting in order to offer the best possible content on an ever-changing audiovisual landscape?”.
Ruth Berry, Managing Director Global Distribution of ITV Studios, oversees ITV Studios’ production companies across Europe and Australia, its growing US scripted business and ITV Studios international distribution arm, ITV Studios Global Entertainment, which distributes over 45,000 hours of prestigious content to 3,000 broadcasters around the world. During a keynote titled “The evolution of television - shaping culture around the world”, on Wednesday 17 October, Ruth Berry will discuss the way that content can connect with audiences on a deeper level and will look at what it takes to move hearts and minds and why it matters.
Jed Mercurio, a four-time nominee as Best Drama Writer for both the Royal Television Society and Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, is one of the few British screenwriters to work as a showrunner. His most recent productions, the serial award-winners Bodyguard and Line of Duty, have broken audience records in the UK, with Line of Duty being nominated for 10 BAFTA Awards. In his keynote session, titled “Talent Behind the Camera”, Jed Mercurio will discuss writers’ and showrunners’ many responsibilities as they write and/or executive produce, supervise other writers, manage talent and maintain relationships with studios, channels and platforms. At the end of the session on Wednesday 17 October, Jed Mercurio will be presented with a WORLD SCREEN TRENDSETTER AWARD, in partnership with MIPCOM, in recognition of his contribution to the international television industry.
Darren Star is the creator and executive producer of three of the last decade's most popular television phenomena: Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place and the three-time Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award-winning HBO comedy series Sex and the City.
Star’s Media Mastermind Keynote, bringing his perspective on creativity in the post-linear world to “The Streaming Offensive” theme, will take place on Tuesday 15 October in the Grand Auditorium.