Cancelled MIPTV event to bring series showcase to ‘attendees’ with MIPTV Online+

Events organiser Reed Midem is to launch MIPTV Online+, aimed as a means of pushing on with some of the activities planned for the 2020 edition of MIPTV, as well as satellite meetings MIPDoc and MIPFormats.

All three events were to have taken place between March 28 to April 2 in Cannes but were cancelled on due to the escalation of the coronavirus outbreak in France and the rest of Europe.

The MIPTV ONLINE+ initiative will be available for free to all professionals who had been registered to attend the 2020 editions of MIPTV, MIPDoc and MIPFormats and will make available series that were to be showcased at the MIPTV Drama Buyers Summit on March 29, as well as the MIPDoc screenings library.

Screen International reports that it will also air a handful of MIPTV’s scheduled market intelligence conference sessions, including Fresh TV and the Factual and Kids Content showcases.

“Our clients are unable to come to MIPTV in Cannes, so we are bringing MIPTV to them,” said Reed Midem’s television division deputy director Lucy Smith. “Starting on March 30, delegates from 94 countries will be able to interact with one another online and experience originally scheduled MIP programming from the comfort of their office or home.”

Accessed via the MIPTV website, the platform will be available and updated regularly over the coming months.

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