Miptv Ends a Second Day Dedicated to Business

The event continued its face-to-face edition from Cannes in a day complete with content presentations, Fresh TV sessions, featured keynotes and various international sales announcements.

Miptv continued on Tuesday with its second day from the Palais des Festivals, in a day of conferences and presentations that covered the main market trends.

As one of the main highlights of the day, the event presented the last two of the traditional Fresh TV sessions, this time dedicated to fiction and children’s content. On the fiction side, Mediaset’s Spanish series, Entrevías, stood out as the only Hispanic among those selected.

The presentation of projects in MIPFormats, which brought together producers, creators, buyers and distributors from more than 40 countries, was also a highlight. The event was sponsored by FOX Alternative Entertainment, with an investment fund of 100 million dollars to search for new formats.

As for keynotes, the presentation by Johannes Larcher, director of HBO Max International, stood out. The executive revealed the platform’s international growth plans, including an increase in original production outside the US.

In terms of trends, the European Audiovisual Observatory presented a new edition of its new report on European television fiction production, which fell by 600 hours in 2020. However, high-end television series continued to grow.

Sales, distribution and alliances

In terms of announcements, Zee Content Sales presented its new releases for the international market, including Bollywood movies and series.

Moreover, Cineflix Rights announced multiple sales for the drama Crime, which will reach Canada, Ireland, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Israel and Germany, among others.

In addition, Beta Film closed agreements throughout Europe for the Spanish originals from Movistar Plus+, You Shall Not Lie and La Fortuna. Both series have been sold to RAI in Italy and to HBO for its HBO Max platform for Eastern Europe, Benelux, Nordic countries, the Netherlands and Portugal, among others.

Studiocanal presented the series UFOs and announced its sale to the US OTT, MHz Networks, together with the drama Paris Police.

And Red Arrow Studios International announced the first sales for its My New Mystery Job format. The format has been sold in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Norway.

Lastly, Abacus announced sales for its documentary Evolve, presented by Patrick Aryee, who offered a keynote on the first day of Miptv.