Unifrance Rendez-vous Biarritz expects buyers from 50 countries

They will be able to discover more than 1,000 TV contents covering all genres presented by 62 French exhibiting companies.

30 AUG 2022

"The King’s Favorite"

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Unifrance Rendez-Vous will gather buyers from some 50 countries during its Biarritz that will take place from September 4-8. During the event, buyers will be able to discover more than 1,000 TV contents covering all genres (fiction, animation, documentary, live shows, and entertainment) presented by 62 French exhibiting companies.

Unifrance also announces a new viewing platform for the Rendez-vous. More flexible, modern, and adapted to the specific needs of the markets, it has been accessible to buyers participating in the event since Monday, August 29. The new interface incorporates an advanced search engine designed to make it easier for buyers to find the more than 1,000 programs offered, about half of which are new. Participants will also be able to view all the programs directly at the market, in Biarritz, thanks to a dedicated video library, equipped with 130 viewing stations.

More than 240 buyers are expected from 47 countries. For the first time, Unifrance also wanted the main French broadcasters to participate. For 29% of the accredited companies, this is their first participation in the Rendezvous, such as Canal Curta! and Box Brazil (Brazil); Westmedia (Cambodia); CANAL+ Afrique (Ivory Coast); Asharq Bloomberg and Ten Time (Dubai); AMC +, Pluto TV, and Odilo (Spain); OTTera and Topic (United States); Antenna Group Central Europe (Hungary); Alliance Media & Entertainment and MX Player (India); PT Metropolitan Televisindo (Indonesia); Discovery (Italy); Tet SIA and LMT (Latvia); Tongariro Releasing (Poland); Blue Entertainment and Media One Contact (Switzerland); ATV - Turkuvaz Media Group (Turkey); 1+1 Media Group, Starlight Media and Suspilne (Ukraine); and Vietnam Television Cable Joint Stock Company (Vietnam). Among the companies present, 10% are VOD companies such as Amazon, Pluto TV (AVOD), Topic, AMC+, Disney+, Discovery +, SBS on demand, tou.tv (Radio-Canada), Salto, Ten Time, OTTera (AVOD), France Channel, Megogo, and Odilo.

As part of its enhanced strategy in terms of international promotion, especially relating to the audiovisual sector, an important presence of artists is planned during the gala evening of the Rendez-vous, a new feature of the 2022 edition.

Accredited participants will hence be able to discover, during a premiere screening, "Diane de Poitiers" ("The King’s Favorite"), the new historical series directed by Josée Dayan and sold by France tv distribution, in the presence of the cast members Isabelle Adjani, Hugo Becker, and Virginie Ledoyen, director and producer Josée Dayan, as well as the associate producer Gaspard de Chavagnac (Passion Films).

As part of the thematic lunches and dinners organized on the occasion of the Rendez-vous, actress Lisa Texeira, from the series OPJ Pacifique Sud (Pacific Criminal), will also come to present the series and meet international buyers.

On Monday, September 5, Unifrance and the CNC will together present the 2021 export figures for French audiovisual programs during a press conference that will also be broadcast online (in French and English).