MIPTV unveiled the staging of its first-ever FAST Channel Summit, Fast & Global, set to cover the rapidly growing global opportunities for content producers, IP rightsholders, buyers and commissioners. Fast & Global is scheduled to take center stage of MIPTV in Cannes on Tuesday 18 April in the Palais des Festivals. “FAST Channels are the biggest boom to the global distribution business, and MIPTV the obvious home for a dedicated Summit” RX France Entertainment Division Director & Director of MIPTV Lucy Smith said. “We’ll focus on what this boom in FAST channels and services means to the international market.”
The list of FAST-channel programming experts set to speak during the session include Gary Woolf from All3Media International, Shaun Keeble from Banijay Rights, Daniel Nordberg from Playground TV, Cédric Dufour from Rakuten TV Europe, Bea Hegedus from Vice Media Group, Philipp Rotermund from Video Solutions AG / wedotv.com and MD of specialist SVOD, AVOD & FAST consultancy The Local Act author of The State of European FAST report, Marion Ranchet, among others. Companies listed on the roster include Blue Ant Media and FilmRise.
FAST & GLOBAL will convene global players and specialists from across the free advertising-supported streaming TV (FAST) area for a series of talks, insights and structured networking opportunities. With worldwide revenues from FAST estimated to triple in the next five years, and countries outside the US set to account for $1.6bn by 20271, the programme will focus on the projected international opportunities in the sector’s next phase, encompassing distribution, programming, technology and content development, and providing fresh insights into emerging models, strategies and tactics.
Part of MIPTV’s 60th edition, the FAST & GLOBAL sessions will span Tuesday morning (18 April) with a special roundtable breakfast workshop on Wednesday (19 April), featuring breakouts with executives from the sector and chaired by Christian Knaebel (Global Media Consult). All will be staged in Cannes’ iconic Palais des Festivals. Billed as ‘the biggest week in unscripted television’, and the ‘must attend market for drama and kids’, MIPTV features genre focused strands for Documentary & Factual (MIPDOC), Formats (MIPFORMATS), Drama (MIPDRAMA) and Kids (Future of Kids TV) - all within a concentrated 3-day market and world class conference programme accessible with one pass. Re-structured last year, the three-day concentrated MIPTV is expected to welcome more than 200 exhibitors and 2500 buyers with participants hailing from 100 countries.
FAST Channels are the biggest boom to the global distribution business, and MIPTV the obvious home for a dedicated Summit. We’ll focus on what this boom in FAST channels and services means to the international market.” Lucy Smith RX France Entertainment Division Director & Director, MIPTV