Cannes: more than 12 000 contributors for the 38th MIPTV
Inaugurated on Monday April 2nd by Catherine Tasca, minister for the Arts, the television programmes market will gather the TV planet until April 6th at the Palais des Festivals.
More than twelve thousand contributors in Cannes for the 38th edition of the MIP TV which will take place from April 2nd to 6th at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. This large spring market of television programmes will be inaugurated on Monday April 2nd 2001 at 4.00 PM by Catherine Tasca, Minister for the Arts. It was preceded by the MIPDOC on Saturday 31st and Sunday April 1st, two days dedicated to documentaries. Before the opening of the exhibition, on Sunday April 1st, a conference and a gala dinner were organized in honour of the German audiovisual industry on the subject of 'Spotlight on Germany'. Kirch Media and RTL Group (bought out recently by Bertelsmann) made the headlines.For five days, the TV channels worldwide will proceed to their purchase of programmes and will prepare their broadcast schedules in Cannes. Cannes also remains one of the best moments of the year to discuss production, co-production, partnership agreements and others for a television which became international. The MIPTV will also make it possible to keep up with the innovations of the convergence between the small screen and the Internet, through the cycle of conferences of the MIPNET. 'What will be the effects of the new media on the television industry?' It will be the first question Didier Bellens, RTL Group's CEO will answer on Monday at 4.00 PM, at the opening of this MIPNET 2001. The following days, the themes of the content, the high bandwidth broadcast, the interactive television, etc will be dealt with. (see calendar of events).A few features are also announced: Roger Moore on Monday, to support the UNICEF; Jean-Paul Belmondo and Samy Naceri ('Taxi') on Tuesday for the launching of 'Ferchaux' with TF1; the football king, Pelé, on Wednesday, etc. However, the real stars will be the programmes. The new programme concepts (the 'Big brother' of the Dutch Endemol, 'The bar' of the Swedish from Strix), the new formats, the latest series, the TV movies, fictions, documentaries, talk-shows, and others of a TV planet always more active...and interactive.