Broadcast, like much of the British independent production sector, is going global.
The publication has not been taken over by a Hollywood studio or sold a stake to a European powerhouse, but rather has dedicated this issue to all things Mip. And for the first time, the magazine is being distributed outside the main Palais on Monday 4 April. To mark that, we’ve curated 40 of the most interesting shows at the market - from the best of British content to the darkest foreign drama, influential international formats, blockbuster docs and crazy kids’ cartoons.
Even now in the days of digital downloads, Mip remains vital for producers and distributors looking to grab the attention of global broadcasters. However, Mip TV, unlike Mipcom, its sister event in October, has faced challenges in recent years. The proximity to May’s LA Screenings means that many Hollywood studios shun the event, which has a knock-on effect for senior buyers, while traditional production cycles mean there is more content to promote towards the end of the year rather than in April.
This year, Laurine Garaude and her team are hoping that the inaugural Mip Drama Screenings, which features 12 of the highest-profile international scripted series, including BBC1’s The A Word and Canal+’s Section Zéro, will inspire renewed confidence in the market.
As always, to kick off the market, Broadcast, along with Audio Network, Pact and TRX, will be hosting an opening drinks reception on Sunday 3 April. Hope to see you there or elsewhere on the Croisette.