Tubi content chief says AVOD to trump SVOD and FAST

MIPCOM delegates gained an insight into the thinking of Tubi chief content officer Adam Lewinson at a keynote session yesterday. Speaking in the Palais de Festival’s Grand Auditorium, the head of Fox Entertainment’s fast-growing AVOD platform said the rise of SVODs is something of an anomaly. “Television predominantly has always been a free, ad-supported model. […]

AMC Networks hails success of its targeted streaming strategy

On the eve of international TV market MIPCOM, AMC Networks says the rollout of its SVOD service AMC+ is “gaining momentum”. Following new launches in Spain, Korea, India, New Zealand and Australia, president of streaming services Miquel Penella said: “These recent international launches highlight the growing demand for AMC+ across major affiliates and distribution partners as we bring […]

Global icon Cara Delevingne to talk about sex at MIPCOM

With just a few days to go until MIPCOM 2022, it looks like the re-energised content market will be rolling out the red carpet to several global stars. The latest to be announced is Cara Delevingne, who will be attending alongside studio Fremantle. Delevingne, who has her own production company Milkshake, will present a special […]

MIPCOM to run global streamers keynote series

The forthcoming MIPCOM event in Cannes, returning for the first time since the pandemic, has unveiled a new global streamers keynote series, to take place over two days on Monday October 11 and Tuesday October 12, that will feature speakers from Discovery+, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Viaplay. The series will take the form of 20-minute back-to-back […]

MIPCOM to run over three days without stands

MIPCOM 2020 will not have exhibition stands in or around the Palais des Festivals, while organisers Reed Midem have also shifted kids show MIPJunior to run at the same time as the main event. The three-day event will also change its name to MIPCOM RENDEZVOUS CANNES, taking place from Monday to Wednesday, 12-14 October. MIPJunior, […]

5G heralds ‘next layer’ of digital disruption for media

The advent of 5G mobile technology will herald the biggest phase of disruption for established media businesses since the advent of digital distribution, according to a panel of experts assembled to discuss the topic at MIPCOM. 5G is the next coming layer on top of the digital disruption of the media distribution chain, according to […]

Red Arrow sale could enable ProSiebenSat.1 to ‘double down’ on German market

ProSiebenSat.1’s strategic review and potential sale of production outfit Red Arrow is an expression of the company’s focus on “doubling down on the German footprint” and building an intellectual property portfolio that reflects that, according to CEO Max Conze. “it is important to have more German production,” Conze told MIPCOM attendees. “We are actively looking […]

Conze: ‘one step at a time’ for Joyn but international launch planned

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery, the partners behind German streaming JV Joyn, “definitely will” launch the platform outside Germany – but not yet, according to ProSiebenSat.1 CEO Max Conze. Speaking at MIPCOM, Conze said that the pair are “very focused on going one step at a time” to develop Joyn, starting with a free-to-view advertising-supported layer as […]

BBC’s distribution is going through ‘radical change’

BBC Studios CEO Tim Davie said that the company’s distribution business is going through a “radical change” during a MIPCOM keynote, where he explained the decision behind bringing the BBC’s production and distribution arm together earlier this year. Davie noted during the conference that the aim of the merger is to bring British, high-end, editorialised […]

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