MIPCOM 2016 in numbers

The organisers of MIPCOM have reported 14,000 attendees for this year’s event, with 4,900 of those buyers, and 1,500 of the acquisition execs working for digital and SVOD service. Reed Midem said the kids-focused MIPJunior event, which ran on the weekend before MIPCOM, had a record 1,600 attendees, compared with the 1,400 reported last year. […]

MIPCOM: YouTube ups original content focus with more YouTube Red commissions

YouTube has commissioned a raft of new content for its subscription service YouTube Red, following a commissioning strategy that aims to tap into the popularity the site’s home-grown stars. Speaking at MIPCOM yesterday, YouTube’s global head of content, Susanne Daniels, said that the Google-owned video service’s goal is to be “uniquely YouTube” and to not […]

MIPCOM: New cloud-based screening service for distributors

Rights Tracker will launch a new cloud-based screening service for distributors, Assetry Screen, at MIPCOM. The company has specialised in online rights management systems and is pitching the new service as a tool for distributors who want to have their own branded screenings services, offering a greater degree of control and feedback than the likes […]

MIPCOM 2016: New Hungarian channel taps BBC WW for content

Hungarian state broadcaster MTVA is to launch a new culture-focused channel, M5, and has struck a deal with BBC Worldwide to provide content for it. The BBC Worldwide agreement is the largest struck in Hungary by the BBC’s commercial unit in recent years. The deal will see the entire back catalogue of British sitcom My […]

MIPCOM 2016: INsight TV commissions first HDR sports reality show

INsight TV, the company behind UHD TV service TV Entertainment Reality Network (TERN), has commissioned what it says is the first sports reality programme to be filmed in the HDR format. The show, The 30//10 Challenge, is described as an adventure stunt series that follows action sport athletes Sam Hardy and Nathan Jones on their […]