Paris, 9 February 2015 – MIPTV 2015 today announces that 10 of the world’s leading online platforms, Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs) and Digital Studios have already signed up to showcase their content and talent at the second edition of the MIP Digital Fronts – set to take place April 15-16 in the Grand Auditorium of Cannes’ Palais des Festivals, with the opening screenings on Tuesday 14 afternoon.
Founding Partners YouTube, Vice, Dailymotion and Maker Studios return to the MIP Digital Fronts where they will be joined by new presenting partners AwesomenessTV, Collective Digital Studio (CDS), Machinima, New Form Digital, Screen Australia, and Vox Media.
The only international screenings showcase for MCN’s, digital studios and online publishers, the MIP Digital Fronts was created by MIPTV in 2014 as the industry’s first global distribution and acquisition market for high-quality original online productions and web series for adaptation across all screens and platforms.
The 2nd MIP Digital Fronts features over two and a half days during MIPTV a series of showcases of new online productions. These presentations will be followed by on-stage interviews with the producers and creative executives, as well as on-stage appearances by talent behind the content, plus matchmaking sessions with the new breed of content creators.
“The fact that our original MIP Digital Fronts partners are returning in year two and have been joined by other leading multi-platform creator networks, underlines the growing importance of the global stage for original online content and the need to create bridges with the broader entertainment ecosystem,” said Laurine Garaude, Director of Television at Reed MIDEM.
In parallel, MIP Digital Talks offers a rich conference programme focusing on the convergence of all screens. It will address the theme of “The Millennial Shift,” from creating, producing, engaging, and monetizing, and will include case studies using a transparent approach to share the experiences of innovators trying to build the future of this business.
Meanwhile, MIP Digital Square, the business incubator where technology meets content, located at the heart of MIPTV, will feature innovative technologies and digital studios.
About MIPTV – MIPTV is the world’s biggest TV and digital content market powering the unlimited potential of extraordinary stories. In April, professionals from across the TV and digital entertainment ecosystem gather in Cannes, France, to forge partnerships, seal distribution deals, network with their international executive peers, and attend high-level conferences and keynotes. MIPTV is also a key venue for early-stage development and financing deals, content acquisitions and programme sales. And with the MIP Digital Fronts – the premier global digital content market – empowering the new digital content era and bringing together the new online video ecosystem with the TV industry, MIPTV anticipates and shapes the future of entertainment.