Senior executives from major global streaming platforms, including Discovery+, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Viaplay, will take part in a series of 20-minute back-to-back interviews to share programming strategies, production briefs, international roll out strategies and partnership opportunities.
Mipcom 2021 (11-14 October, Cannes) the first major international market to reunite global television communities in person since the global pandemic, has today announced a new Global Streamers Keynote Series which will take place over two days on Monday 11 October and Tuesday 12 October.
Senior executives from major global streaming platforms will take part 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, are:
Myriam Lopez-Otazu, Group VP Content & Acquisitions EMEA and APAC, Discovery.
In her newly created and expanded role, working closely with the global leadership team, Myriam leads editorial strategy across development and production, acquisitions and planning for both linear and discovery+.
Myriam and her team super-serve content teams across international markets, defining and executing
internal and external sourcing strategy, partnering on multi-market commissions and implementing D+ merchandising and utilisation plans.
Doug Craig, Senior Vice President of Content Strategy, ViacomCBS Networks International’s (VCNI’s) Streaming Division.
Craig leads international content strategy, acquisitions, programming and operations for VCNI’s portfolio of international streaming services across all international markets. Craig is focused on leading the development and execution of VCNI’s content proposition and channel/programming strategy for Paramount+, as the service continues its rollout worldwide, having launched in 25 markets globally this year, with 45 additional markets projected through 2022.
Olivier Jollet, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Pluto TV, ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI).
Jollet is responsible for defining and developing Pluto TV’s continued international expansion and business development strategies, and for securing strategic partnerships to drive growth and revenue. Based in Berlin, Jollet collaborates with leaders across ViacomCBS, including content, distribution, marketing and finance, to ensure a coordinated approach to Pluto TV’s international operating model, and identify new partnerships and opportunities across the digital entertainment ecosystem.
Filippa Wallestam, EVP & Chief Content Officer, Nordic Entertainment Group.
Filippa Wallestam was appointed Chief Content Officer at Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) in October 2019. Prior to that, Filippa was CEO of NENT Group Sweden. Filippa joined the company in 2014 as Head of Strategy for free-TV and radio in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. She previously worked as a strategy consultant at Boston Consulting Group in London and New York, and at Daily Mail General Trust.
“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, adding: “With the number of participants and buyers still growing daily, we are very much looking forward to a vibrant and long-awaited in-person market in Cannes.”
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.