MIPCOM ’15: Espresso TV rebrands, launches prodco

The 23-year-old British distributor is rebranding as Espresso Media International and launching a production arm, Espresso Productions.
October 2, 2015

British distributor Espresso TV is rebranding as Espresso Media International and launching a production arm at MIPCOM.

Espresso Productions will focus on producing and coproducing documentaries, music and factual entertainment programming. Producers have inked a deal with a yet-to-be-named, top international music star and will announce details later in the fall.

David Hooper, the production division’s MD, called the move into production “a natural progression” for the company.

Meanwhile, the 23-year-old distributor’s MIPCOM slate will include the documentaries NASA’s 10 Greatest Achievements, When Africa Arose and Sexpionage, as well as the 4K music magazine series Jazz @ Metropolis and the BBC4 doc 100 Seconds to Beat the World: the David Rudisha Story (pictured), which follows the 800 meter-runner over a 10-year period.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.