Following various suspensions amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Mipcom 2021 is set to return as a physical reunion for global television communities from 11-14 October. The event's organizer announced plans to present a varied slate of global streamers. “This timely new series of keynotes reflects the explosive growth in streamed content and platforms and MIPCOM’s commitment to offering context and insights reflecting these industry shifts. These sessions will give our global audiences the unique opportunity to hear directly from key decision makers about their strategies and production briefs," said Lucy Smith, Director of MIPCOM, said.
The event, set to take place over two days on Monday 11 October and Tuesday 12 October, will feature senior executives from major global streaming platforms. Each participant will partake in a series of 20-minute back-to-back interviews in the Debussy Theatre, Palais des Festivals, to share programming strategies, production briefs, international roll out strategies and partnership opportunities with MIPCOM’s global audience of producers, broadcasters and distributors.
Participants in the Global Streamers Keynote Series, who will be interviewed by Marjorie Paillon, Presenter-Founder, I Love Productions, include Discovery+'s Myriam Lopez-Otazu, Group VP Content & Acquisitions EMEA and APAC, Discovery, who will discuss her take on editorial strategy across development and production, acquisitions and an insight on how she plans for both linear and discovery+.
The list of speakers also includes Paramount+'s Senior Vice President of Content Strategy, ViacomCBS Networks International’s (VCNI’s) Streaming Division Doug Craig, who leads international content strategy, acquisitions, programming and operations for VCNI’s portfolio of international streaming services across all international markets, as well as Pluto TV's Senior Vice President and General Manager of Pluto TV, ViacomCBS Networks International who works on international expansion and business development strategies for the company, and Viaplay's EVP & Chief Content Officer, Nordic Entertainment Group Filippa Wallestam.
Confirmed buyers attending the market include: A+E Netwoks ; Al Jazeera Media Network; Amazon Prime Video; AMC Networks International; Arte France; BBC Children’s and Education; British Sky Broadcasting; CANAL+ Groupe; Discovery, Inc.; Netflix; Nordic Entertainment Group/Viaplay; RAI Cinema; Showtime Networks Inc.; Starz; Super RTL / RTL Disney Fernsehen GMBH & Co. KG; Telefonica Audiovisual; Digital S.L.U (TAD); TF1 SA; ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI); Warner Media, EMEA ; ZDF - Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.
This timely new series of keynotes reflects the explosive growth in streamed content and platforms and MIPCOM’s commitment to offering context and insights reflecting these industry shifts. These sessions will give our global audiences the unique opportunity to hear directly from key decision makers about their strategies and production briefs.” Lucy Smith Director, Mipcom