Mipcom Junior 2005 to highlight international youth programming trends

MUMBAI: The 13th edition of Mipcom Junior, which takes place from 15–16 October 2005 at Cannes will offer an international window for youth programming.

Not surprisingly, content that will be showcased at the event will be dominated by animation.

485 companies have registered for Mipcom Junior. This represents an 18 per cent increase as compared to 2004 which saw 417 companies participating. Over 900 participants from 52 countries will be present, carrying in all more than 830 programmes of which 462 shows are new. As many as 623 shows will be in the animation genre.

Attendees at the event can also enjoy an exclusive sneak preview of the animation film Skyland. This will be screened during the closing night party, sponsored by France 2.

Mipcom Junior 2005 will also present six conferences focussing on topics such as licensing, merchandising, financing and trends in the international youth programming arena.

For the first time on 15 October, Mipcom Junior will explore the topic New Screen Horizons: Selling Kids Content Beyond the Tube. The conference is organised in partnership with the Canadian trade publication, KidScreen Magazine, and will allow participants to explore alternative broadcasting routes, as well as offering insight into what key buyers are looking for in the audiovisual, mobile, VOD and in-flight entertainment industries.

The audience measurement specialist Mediametrie/Eurodata, will contribute their considerable expertise to a panel in which key statistics and international trends in youth programming will be discussed on the 15 October. This new session will give participants unique data in relation to children’s TV programming worldwide.

In-depth focus on Licensing and Merchandising: Three conferences will take an in-depth look at the licensing and merchandising sector. On 16 October, Mipcom Junior will organise a MatchMaking Breakfast, in association with the French consultancy agency, Kazachock, to create an opportunity for professionals and specialists from the sector to network and forge new partnerships.

During the workshop Strategies for Successful Licensing, organised by The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), participants will be given advice from leading experts, to help them understand more clearly how the licensing and merchandising world operates.

Launched for the first time last year in association with the leading US trade publication, Licence! Magazine, the Mipcom Junior Licensing Challenge has become a key event at the market. Following a pre-selection process led by Licence! Magazine Editor-in-Chief Joyceann Cooney and a jury chaired by BBC Worldwide deputy MD children’s Helen McAleer will evaluate various non-aired projects selected on the basis of their strong potential for licensing and merchandising exploitation.

The jury, which is predominantly toy manufacturers and broadcasters, will offer the selected programme producers practical solutions so they can finalise successful deals on ancillary products. Last year's winners, BRB Internacional (Spain) / Synergy Media (Korea) will explain how winning the award benefitted their project which has been signed to Cartoon Networks US among many other distributors.

In addition Mipcom Junior in collaboration with KidScreen Magazine will organise the debate Balancing Both Sides of the Funding Equation. Producers and broadcasters will share their experiences surrounding the inherent difficulties in securing financing for youth programming. The debate will also explore potential solutions.

Reed Midem director television Paul Johnson says, “2005 is a special year for us. Having all the Mipcom Junior programmes digitally available will allow buyers to screen even more programmes under the best possible conditions.”

Latest Reads

ConnecTechAsia Successful in Bridging the Digital Divide for Governments, Cities and Enterprises with Showcase of Latest Tech and Trends

ConnecTechAsia, the inaugural mega technology event comprising BroadcastAsia, CommunicAsia and the new NXTAsia wrapped up last week after an exciting three days of exhibitions and a summit covering the latest innovations in cloud, blockchain, AI, VR/AR, IoT, robotics, 5G, IP broadcasting, OTT and...

Specials Event Coverage Occasions
Lessons Learned With Bitcoin

Blockchain technology is one of the newest buzzwords in business. It is hardly surprising considering that the tech is having such an impact over so many different industries.

Specials Promonet feature
The company is collaborating with Lakme Fashion Week and designer Anita Dongre

World Environment Day - 2018 is going to be special as India is hosting global celebrations of the event today. To commemorate the occasion, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has launched a special T-shirt, branded ‘The Earth Tee’ and designed by renowned fashion designer Anita Dongre, under its...

Specials Event Coverage Occasions
Promaxbda India 2018 announces Puja Vohra and Glenn Urquhart as their masterclass speakers

PromaxBDA India has announced its first 2 Masterclass speakers for the 15th edition of its annual conference and awards property in India, which will take place on 23rd May 2018. Speaking at the Masterclass are truTV’s Puja Vohra and creative mastermind Glenn Urquhart.

Specials Event Coverage Occasions
ABBY Awards 2018 shortlists announced

The coveted ABBY Awards that recognizes and rewards excellence across Advertising, Marketing and Media has now announced that the shortlists for the 2018 edition have started being posted, by category.

Specials Event Coverage Occasions
Ficci Frames and market concludes on grand note

The FICCI Frames and the newly launched content market as part of FICCI Frames 2018 concluded on a grand note.

Specials Event Coverage Ficci Frames
Screen Density: Lessons from the world & Exploring new business models

n Day 2 of FICCI FRAMES happening in Mumbai, there was a session on Screen Density in India attended by some eminent panelists consisting of Mr. William Feng, VP, Greater China, MPA, Kurt Rieder, Head-Theatrical Asia, 20th Century Fox, Kapil Agarwal, Joint MD, UFO, Kamal Gianchandani, Chief of...

Specials Event Coverage Ficci Frames
Broadcasters see positive future for TV in India

MUMBAI: The threat of OTT and integrated platform ecosystems like Android TV is at the peak. Its increasing penetration across all age groups may be a threat to the broadcasters in the coming time. But, it isn’t the case yet in India with 64 per cent TV home penetration and much room for growth....

Specials Event Coverage Ficci Frames
M&E stakeholders need to collaborate for growth: Sudhanshu Vats

MUMBAI: If the Indian media and entertainment (M&E) sector, poised to be Rs 2 trillion industry by 2020, is to be a force multiplier and up the present growth trajectory, then all the stakeholders, including the government, need to collaborate sinking differences, according to Viacom18 Group...

Specials Event Coverage Ficci Frames

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories