Paris, 03 March 2021 – Reed MIDEM today unveils more details of Digital MIPTV’s world-class content showcase and international buyers programmes.  The annual spring market, accessible exclusively online 12-16 April and reaching audiences around the globe, will welcome producers, distributors and buyers from some of the biggest international studios, broadcasters and streaming platforms.
Built around MIPTV’s promise of discovery, connection and inspiration, this year’s programme features exclusive market intelligence and insights; first look factual, documentary and drama showcases; as well as high profile keynotes and the 2021 MIP SDG Award being presented to A+E Networks President, Paul Buccieri.
Highlights of this year’s content showcases include:

Fresh TV:  In addition to the hotly anticipated content trend strands Fresh TV Formats and Fresh TV Fiction sessions, Fresh TV Kids is back along with two brand new sessions: Fresh TV Young Adult Content and Fresh TV Lab, the latter focussing on esports, podcasts and brands.
Factual & Documentary Showcase : curated exclusive previews of new high-end and cutting-edge programmes in production featuring 1942, The World At War (Lucky You), Ali (PBS International), Double Murder In Central Europe (Mediawan Rights), For The Love Of Sharks (France TV Distribution), Hitler & Stalin: A Secret Relationship (Balanga), Kings Of St. Pauli – The Rise And Fall Of Hamburg’s Pimp Gangs (Autentic), Lives Of Others (1-2-3 Production), Saint Helena: Bastion Of Biodiversity (Beliane), The Global Vaccine Race (Off the Fence), The Gospel Of Wealth : A Story Of Capitalism (1870 – 2020) (ARTE Distribution), The Kingdom Of Sacrificed Children (Nilaya Productions).
Formats Accelerator : 5 major formats companies present an in-depth look at their most compelling upcoming format in development featuring all3media International (Sort Your Life Out), ITV Studios (format name to be revealed shortly), Newen Connect (Pet Match), Small World IFT (50 Men 50 Mats) and WeMake (Secret Celebrity)
MIPDrama: premium drama showcase (Friday 9 April) offering international buyers an exclusive first-look at 12 hotly anticipated series in production around the world. 

Major buyers from world-leading broadcasters and streamers participating at MIPTV include ABC Australia, Amazon Studios, ARD/ZDF KI.KA Der Kinderkanal, BBC, Hunan TV, ITV, Keshet 12, PBS Kids, TF1, VIU, Warner Bros. and ZDF.  In a series of Programming Briefs, key decision makers from each of these businesses will be sharing their programming, acquisition and commissioning strategies in the fields of drama, formats, factual & documentary and kids content, followed by a live Q&A.
With a focus on delivering valuable meetings and contacts, this year’s programme offers pre-registered delegates the opportunity to connect and business network through small group interactive conversations, thematic meet-ups, one-to-many workshops and breakout sessions.
Digital MIPTV will offer three levels of participation:

  • One-to-One Coproduction & Development Forum for Doc, Formats and Factual producers, distributors, buyers and commissioners (incl. Digital Pass)
  • One-to-One Distribution Market across all genres for distributors and buyers (incl. Digital Pass)
  • Digital Pass for all genres, offers online market access to the week-long programme of thematic meet-ups, workshops, mentoring, market intel, conferences, breakout sessions and networking

Click here to register and find all the latest information for Digital MIPTV

Notes To Editors:

About MIPTV/ Digital MIPTV – MIPTV is the annual spring market for the international television industry, now in its 58th year.  Digital MIPTV 2021 will take place exclusively online from 12-16 April, bringing together global distributors, producers, buyers and commissioners of drama, doc, kids, factual and formats programming for a curated week of personalised business meetings, exclusive market intelligence, conference sessions and global networking. MIPTV is traditionally the biggest global week in unscripted television and this year features MIPDoc and MIPFormats within the main market.

About Reed MIDEMFounded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is an organiser of professional, international markets that are essential business platforms for key players in the sectors concerned. These sectors are MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, MIPJUNIOR in Cannes, MIP China in Hangzhou and MIP Cancun in Mexico for the television and digital content industries; MIDEM in Cannes for music professionals; Esports BAR in Cannes and in Miami for the esports business; MIPIM in Cannes, MIPIM Asia Summit in Hong Kong SAR, Propel by MIPIM – Cannes, Propel by MIPIM – Paris, Propel by MIPIM NYC in partnership with Metaprop, Propel by MIPIM – Hong Kong; MAPIC and LeisurUp in Cannes, MAPIC Russia in Moscow, MAPIC Italy and The Happetite in Milan, and MAPIC India in Mumbai for the retail real estate sector.  
About Reed Exhibitions – Reed Exhibitions is a leading global events business. It combines face-to-face with data and digital tools to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 500 events in almost 30 countries across 43 industry sectors, attracting more than 7 million participants.  
Our events, organised by 35 global offices, leverage industry expertise, large data sets and technology to enable our customers to generate billions of dollars of revenues for the economic development of local markets and national economies around the world.   Reed Exhibitions is part of RELX, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.