TV France International to host 33 producers & distributors at MIPCOM

PARIS: An additional 43 TVFI members have their own stands. In all, 75 members of TV France International, out of a total membership of 157, will be represented at MipCom 2003.

Out of a total of 1179 registered exhibitors, as of 30 September, France ranks third in terms of representation with 158 French producers and distributors attending (13.4 per cent of total attendance). First and second on that list are the United States with 172 exhibitors (14.5 per cent) and the United Kingdom with 161 exhibitors (13.65 per cent). France clearly ranks well among the 50 countries represented at the 19th annual MipCom; it is followed by Canada (141 representatives), Spain (82), Germany (64), Italy (50), Japan (47), South Korea (39), and Belgium (39).

This year French producers and distributors will be presenting 160 programmes (21.7 per cent of the total number of programmes). Next in line are the UK, with 122 programmes (16.55 per cent); the USA, 110 (14.92 per cent); Canada, 75 (10.17 per cent); Spain, 43 (5.83 per cent); Germany, 43 (5.83 per cent); Japan, 28 (3.80 per cent); South Korea, 24 (3.25 per cent); and Denmark, 24 (3.25 per cent).

The video library at MIPCOM Junior 2003 has catalogued 737 programmes, the three most represented genres are: animated cartoons (508), drama-fiction (74), and educational programmes (47).

TV France International has placed on their Internet site all of the programmes contained in the digital video library compiled for Rendez-Vous 2003. For the first time ever at a television marketplace, acquisition executives were able to screen programmes in digital format that provided improved picture quality and high-performance functionality. The video library can be accessed by MIP COM participants at the TV France International stand (02-15).

The catalogue contains 675 new productions presented by 44 producers and distributors at this year's Rendez-Vous (8-12 September 2003). It is also available on the TV France International - - web site and includes details of programme content and video excerpts or three-minute trailers.

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