The 31st annual MIPCOM market wrapped on Thursday (October 8) with promising signs of growth in the industry for OTT and UltraHD 4K, as well as some victories for the unscripted formats space.
Former Pivotal Media executive producer Andrea Gabourie has opened the Toronto-based production company Forté Entertainment, specializing in factual, lifestyle, kids and branded content programming.
Speaking with realscreen in Cannes, Lionsgate’s Jennifer O’Connell and Peter Iacono outline the company’s growing alternative programming division and their plans to push into the unscripted formats space with shows such as the Ben Collins-fronted Stunt Driver.
Phil Craig is exiting Discovery Networks International just eight months after boarding the company as executive VP and CCO.
The distribution arm of All3Media-owned What to Eat Now producer, Optomen Television, is launching a third-party distribution department, led by former Zodiak Rights exec Alex Brudenell (pictured).