This year, MIPTV organizers are bringing mobile media and 3D to the fore with tracks of content running in conjunction with the Cannes market.
The Connected Creativity Forum, organized in association with mobile industry association GSMA, will host three days of conferences from April 5-7 at the Majestic Hotel, designed to bring together executives and creators from the technology, mobile and entertainment sectors.
Speakers for the Forum include keynote Hans Vestberg, president and CEO of Ericsson; Christian Hernandez Gallardo, head of international business development for Facebook; Claire Tavernier, SVP of FMX and worldwide drama for FremantleMedia; the BBC’s Luke Bradley-Jones, managing director of BBC.com and Global iPlayer; BitTorrent Inc. president and CEO Eric Klinker; Starling and Area/Code co-founder Kevin Slavin; and Mika Salmi, chairman of the board for Sulake, the company behind social networking site Habbo Hotel.
The Forum will also feature a pitching competition for startups dealing in connected entertainment taking place on April 6. CC Ventures will put 12 finalists before a panel of venture capitalists, advisors and entrepreneurs.
On the 3D tip, MIPTV is launching a 3D content initiative in partnership with Sony Corporation that will feature a “3DTV Broadcast Content Experience” pavilion in the event’s main exhibition zone, where 3D content buyers can sample the wares of suppliers working in the format, and MIPTV delegates can also see the latest 3D content rolling out internationally. A series of 3D-specific panels will be scheduled for April 6. For more information visit www.miptv.com.