MIPTV in Cannes April 2010 the place to be this year #miptv

 In conference

I’ve just seen the details for this year’s MIPTV to be held in Cannes April 12 – 16th.

From the conference agenda – where else would you find Shine Group’s Elisabeth Murdoch and Joanna Shields, News Corp’s Jonathan Miller, Sky’s Jeremy Darroch to name just a few in the same room.

MIP Digital kicks off with a by-invitation executive brainstorming huddle featuring 40 senior leaders from the highest ranks of digital entertainment.

Companies set to attend include YouTube, Hulu, Facebook, AOL, Channel 4, The Walt Disney Company, France Télévision Interactive, Paramount Digital Entertainment, Starz Media, ITV Marvel Entertainment and RTL Group, amongst others.

A pretty impressive list of people I am sure you would agree.

More information from the conference site…

MIPDIGITAL is the new name for the digital conferences, networking events and showcases; including Content 360 and the VIP Digital Summit.

The digital community at MIPTV is broadly made up of triple play and mobile operators (e.g. Vodafone, BT), major internet platforms (e.g.Facebook, YouTube, hulu), technology service and solution providers (Intel, Nokia, Microsoft) and the digital divisions of leading media networks (BBC, Warner Bros, MTV).

This digital part of the show is made up of: the Content 360 Festival, the Think Tank Conferences, the i-zone exhibits (level 01), International Digital Emmy Awards, VIP Digital Summit and targeted networking events.

Content 360: international pitching competition, screenings, and dedicated events.

Think Tank Conferences: the latest trends in digital and interactive media And also incorporating the Producers’ forum – conference and matchmaking between producers on the Monday of MIPTV.

i-zone: a specific exhibition, showcase and networking area within the main MIPTV show floor in level 01.

IDEA – The International Digital Emmy Awards – held at the opening cocktail in a VIP invite only area the awards recognise excellence in interactive programming created and designed for viewer participation and/or delivery on a digital platform.

VIP Summit: Monday networking event at the Carlton – invite only – max 50 top level digital leaders from broadcasting, studios, platforms, technologies and advertising.

Looks like a great event and I hope to be blogging from the event in April.

You can also download the latest conference brochure

miptv2010_summary

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