Extra: MIPTV to connect doc, formats programs; TVF Int’l, Mediacorp renew deal

Reed Midem reveals Digital MIPTV details  Paris-headquartered events organizer Reed Midem revealed new details Thursday (Jan. 21) for Digital MIPTV, the online edition of the spring TV market typically held in ...
January 22, 2021

Reed Midem reveals Digital MIPTV details 

Paris-headquartered events organizer Reed Midem revealed new details Thursday (Jan. 21) for Digital MIPTV, the online edition of the spring TV market typically held in Cannes.

The 58th edition of the conference runs April 12 to 16.

This year’s digital program will offer pre-scheduled one-to-one matchmaking, thematic speed meetings, workshops, mentoring and breakout sessions with buyers and commissioners.

Digital MIPTV will connect the MIPDoc and MIPFormats communities for the first time online via Reed Midem’s one-to-one matchmaking platform.

Organizers are offering three levels of participation: a Digital Pass for access to the week-long program; One-to One Distribution Market for doc, formats and factual distributors and buyers (April 13 to 15); and One-to-One Coproductions & Development Forum for doc, formats and factual producers, distributors, buyers and commissioners (April 13 to 15).

The Digital MIPTV program will also include market insights across genres, keynotes and the MIP Sustainable Development Goals Award.

MIPTV Week will be preceded by pre-market Discovery Showcases on April 9 offering buyers a first look at new content.

All delegates will have access to the Digital MIPTV networking marketplace from March 29 and all content will be available to watch online until May 14.

TVF Int’l, Mediacorp extend distribution deal

Factual distribution specialist TVF International has renewed its first-look deal with Singapore’s Mediacorp, extending the distribution partnership for two more years.

TVF already distributes more than 200 hours of Mediacorp’s factual programming.

Upcoming in-house productions include landmark series US & China: When Titans Clash (4 x 48 minutes); investigative science series Disease Hunters (3 x 48 minutes); and Beyond the Viral Video (3 x 48 minutes).

Newen launches Newen France, names exec team

Paris-based producer-distributor Newen is merging its subsidiaries Telfrance, Capa and 17 Juin to create Newen France.

The move is intended to support the company’s international expansion strategy.

Vincent Meslet will lead the operation as CEO. The executive’s previous experience includes serving as head of programs for France3, Arte and France2 channels.

He will work closely with Guillaume Thouret, named managing director of Newen France. Thouret was previously MD of Capa Group and deputy MD of Newen in charge of non-scripted programs.

Benoît Thevenet, currently MD of 17 Juin, will add oversight of Capa Presse to his responsibilities. A transition is planned with Philippe Levasseur, current MD of Capa Presse.

Levasseur will move into the role of head of international.

The executives report to Romain Bessi, MD of Newen.

TV4 picks up Banijay format

Swedish label Jarowskij, a Banijay Nordic company, is adapting the Banijay Rights format SAS: Who Dares Win for free-to-air network TV4.

The Swedish version of the show will see 18 civilian volunteers participate in a Special Forces training camp, supervised by four former instructors.

It will be executive produced by Gustav Carlsson at TV4 and Magnus Larsson at Jarowskij.

The format was originally created by UK prodco Minnow Films and has been produced in six markets, including the UK, U.S, France and Australia, where a second series was recently commissioned.

A celebrity version of the format is currently underway in Denmark for TV2, set to broadcast this spring.

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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.