Increased presence at MIPDOC 2005


CANNES: Reed Midem's two-day documentary market that precedes the annual MipTV in sunny Cannes this weekend continues to prosper with an increasing presence over preceding years.

The total companies registered for the event have gone up from 357 in 2004 to 374, a five per cent increase, while the total companies represented too has gone up from 53 last year to 59 last year. The total number of participants, say officials at the Noga Hilton Hotel on the Croissette, where the market is held, has also registered an increase - from 579 in 2004 to 679 this year, a rise of 17 per cent.

Among the first-time companies at the market this year are Argentina, Estonia, Iceland, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, New Zealand, Ukraine and Vietnam.

The top 10 programmes listed at the MIPDOC, according to officials, have come from France, USA, Canada, the UK, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Australia, Spain and the Netherlands.


Hot shows this year revolve around Pope John Paul II, the Iraq war, Osama bin Laden, Hitler, the environment and animal life. History and civilisation have the most documentaries, comprising a whopping 20 per cent of the whole. A significant 18 per cent of the documentaries presented focus on current affairs, 14 per cent on art, music and culture, nine per cent on science and knowledge. Eight per cent of the shows revolve around nature and wildlife. The number of programmes presented too has gone up to 1,053 from 1,031 last year, while the number of new programmes this year is 599, as against 580 last year.

Latest Reads

Govt extends support to M&E sector in fighting digital piracy

NEW DELHI: The government of India yesterday stressed that it stood alongside the media and entertainment (M&E) industry in fighting digital piracy to safeguard loss of revenue and ease norms for doing business, while CII entertainment committee head and Viacom18 group CEO Sudhanshu Vats.

Specials Event Coverage Occasions
M&E industry to hit Rs8 trillion revenue by 2022: report

According to a report published by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), India’s media and entertainment (M&E) industry is expected to reach revenue of Rs7.5-8 trillion by 2022 from an estimated Rs4.5 trillion in 2017. Over the next five years, the industry...

Specials Event Coverage Occasions
ATF’s first Animation Pitch announces winners

MUMBAI: As the Asia TV Forum (ATF) draws to a close today. The event saw several activities such as an exciting round of on-stage pitches where producers from all over Asia presented their ideas, the winners of the inaugural Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) Animation Pitch and the unveiling of the...

Specials Event Coverage ASIA TV FORUM
Indian OTTs to be in focus on day 2 of ATF

MUMBAI: Singapore-based Reed Exhibitions’ Asia TV Forum (ATF) will commence today with 60 countries taking part. The first day will see sessions based on content, advertising and the evolution of storytelling and digital traditions and innovation Ninety thought leaders will deliver fresh insights...

Specials Event Coverage ASIA TV FORUM
'It is criminal for TV not to think of social change' - PMC's Kriss Barker

For most programming executives and managements in TV companies today, television is all about running on a treadmill chasing ratings, viewership, and the concomitant revenues, followed by the next bonus and promotion. Every trick in the creative book and outside it is resorted to keep the...

Specials Event Coverage Occasions
ATF 2017 attracts Indian content studios, both big and small

MUMBAI: Singapore-based Reed Exhibitions’ Asia TV Forum (ATF) is round the corner and the buzz around the event only seems to be ramping up. This year, the forum will see around 60 countries from all over the globe. From 28 November to 1 December 2017, more than 90 thought leaders will deliver...

Specials Event Coverage ASIA TV FORUM
Singapore's ATF 2017 promises more than ever

Reed Exhibitions’ Asia Television Forum (ATF) is back. And Asia’s leading content market cum conference which brings together Asia’s broadcasters, digital platforms, distributors, studios, content creators to strike deals amongst each other and other international buyers and sellers from ---...

Specials Event Coverage ASIA TV FORUM
MIPCOM 2017 - Content Really is King!

Eye-opening, international, new content for multi-platform that fully embraced digital and VR were my key takeaways from MIPCOM 2017. The world may be going digital but content will always be king!

Specials Event Coverage Mipcom
Chhota Bheem becomes Mighty with Netflix

CANNES: The studio behind the popular animated show Chhota Bheem, Green Gold Animation has been commissioned by Netflix to make an exclusive 13-episode series on its trademark show. Paradoxically titled Mighty Little Bheem, the series is set to be released in August 2018. Each episode of Mighty...

Specials Event Coverage Mipcom

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories