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M-Net to debut at MIPTV

Pan-African broadcaster M-Net is to be an exhibitor at MIPTV for the first time, bringing a catalog that includes Great Africans and Cooking with Siba (pictured) to Cannes.
February 29, 2012

Pan-African broadcaster M-Net is to be an exhibitor at MIPTV for the first time, bringing a catalog that includes Great Africans and Cooking with Siba (pictured) to the south of France.

Great Africans is a five-part 52-minute series on Africa’s leaders, including Nelson Mandela, Dr. Wangari Maathai and the late Emporer Haile Selassie, shedding light on their lives and work. The documentary series is an M-Net Production.

Also on offer is Cooking with Siba, a 39-part, 24-minute cookery series from Homebrew Films. South African food editor Siba Mtongwana cooks up recipes in every episode, alongside a celebrity guest.

Another highlight is the 13-part, 44-minute Crimes Uncovered, a docu-drama series profiling South African crimes that resulted in the successful capture and prosecution of the perpetrators.

Mike Dearham, head of sales and library at M-Net, said: “M-Net’s presence at MIPTV this year marks an important step in the company’s dedication to the further development and growth of the African production industry. M-Net’s catalog features a strong selection of new content that truly showcase the talents and diversity of African producers and reflect this thriving industry.”

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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