MIPTV in Cannes, Copyright: Mandoga Media

Reed MIDEM today unveils more details of Digital MIPTV’s world-class content showcase and international buyers programmes. The annual spring market, accessible exclusively online 12-16 April and reaching audiences around the globe, 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: In addition to the hotly anticipated content trend strands Fresh TV Formats and Fresh TV Fiction sessions, Fresh TV Kids is back along with two brand new sessions: Fresh TV Young Adult Content and Fresh TV Lab, the latter focussing on esports, podcasts and brands.

Factual & Documentary Showcase: curated exclusive previews of new high-end and cutting-edge programmes in production featuring 1942, The World At War (Lucky You), Ali (PBS International), Double Murder In Central Europe (Mediawan Rights), For The Love Of Sharks (France TV Distribution), Hitler & Stalin: A Secret Relationship (Balanga), Kings Of St. Pauli – The Rise And Fall Of Hamburg’s Pimp Gangs (Autentic), Lives Of Others (1-2-3 Production), Saint Helena: Bastion Of Biodiversity (Beliane), The Global Vaccine Race (Off the Fence), The Gospel Of Wealth : A Story Of Capitalism (1870 – 2020) (ARTE Distribution), The Kingdom Of Sacrificed Children (Nilaya Productions).

Formats Accelerator: 5 major formats companies present an in-depth look at their most compelling upcoming format in development featuring all3media International (Sort Your Life Out), ITV Studios (format name to be revealed shortly), Newen Connect (Pet Match), Small World IFT (50 Men 50 Mats) and WeMake (Secret Celebrity)

MIPDrama: premium drama showcase (Friday 9 April) offering international buyers an exclusive first-look at 12 hotly anticipated series in production around the world.

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 business network through small group interactive conversations, thematic meet-ups, one-to-many workshops and breakout sessions.