Mipcom 2011


Russia stars in  Mipcom 2011

Mipcom’s week saw 12,500 delegates from 4,211 companies and 102 countries gathered in and around the Palais des Festivals and cross-border deal-making moved into overdrive. The new reality was summed up by Disney Media Networks Co-Chair and Disney/ABC Television Group President Anne Sweeney in her MIPCOM keynote address. “The lines between content and technology are blurring. Digital technology didn’t disrupt our business, it transformed it. Digital didn’t weaken the power of television, it unleashed it.” According to Anne Sweeney, the global television audience will grow to 3.7 billion people this year and television viewing will increase by a staggering 140 billion hours in 2011. “Television is the medium around which all others revolve,” she told MIPCOM delegates.

Mipcom honored this year Russia to for the first time. Participants then had the opportunity to discover the wealth of audiovisual contents from this huge country and make contacts to sell entertainment programs or forge agreements for international co-productions. Russia counts 330 television channels to be supplied by local and international productions. Some 160 Russian companies were present at Mipcom.

Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven, making his inaugural visit to MIPCOM, has thrown his directorial experience behind FCCE’s multi-platform, user-generated film-making project ‘The Entertainment Experience.’ The innovative concept invites the public to take over scriptwriting, acting, producing, scoring, special effects and game development starting from three minutes of a movie submitted by Dutch actress and scriptwriter Kim van Kooten.

American stars abounded also in Mipcom to present productions they star in: Ashley Judd was there for the world-premiere screening of the first episode of Missing, Kiefer Sutherland came for the 24 Hours Chrono premiere, Fran Drescher presented the new sitcom Happily Divorced and rapper Common supported the new western series Hell On Wheels. Enough to provide a beautiful Red Carpet for the Mipcom Opening Party at Martinez Hotel.


Stars on Red Carpet to promote series

Stevie Van Zandt, for «Lilyhammer», Dominique Mc Elligot, Common, Anson Mount for «Hell On Wheels», Fran Drescher, Peter Marc Jacobson for «Happily Divorced», Kristen Johnson for «The Exes», Olivier Peck, and his World Records 415 tattoos, Margaret Cho for «Cho Dependent» concert, Werner Herzog for «Into The Abyss», Ashley Judd for «Missing», Kiefer Sutherland for «Touch» and many others have been kind enough to pose for photographers.

3D TV channel High TV sponsors the Mipcom Opening Party

HIGHTV 3D, the first 3D 24/7 family entertainment channel was launched in April during MIPTV opening cocktail. The channel is be the first of its kind and features a unique mix of entertainment, lifestyle and original reality shows in full HD 3D. Headquartered in LA, offices in Hong Kong, Paris, London and Singapore HIGHTV 3D benefits from large production capacities worldwide.

Paul Verhoven appeals to universal Talent

Dutch director of major blockbusters Robocop, sexy thriller Basic Instinct, Total Recall and Starship Troopers, Paul Verhoeven has promoted at Mipcom FCCE’s Hollywood-style format and cross-media event called The Entertainment Experience, the world’s first multi-platform format creating a user generated movie.

Focus on Russia at Mipcom

Russia is a huge country stretching from Europe through to Asia and covering nine time zones. With its rich cultural heritage and fast growing media industry, Russia was MIPCOM’s official spotlight country. A series of conferences covered market opportunities, showcased innovation from Russia, and facilitated business ties with Russian companies.


Aurasma is the world’s first visual browser – a new platform technology that merges the physical world with the virtual. Available as a free application for iPhone4, iPad2 and high-powered Android devices, Aurasma uses advanced image and pattern recognition to recognize and understand real-world images and objects in much in way the human brain does. 

Royalty-Free Sustainable Development Documentaries

World-famous documentarist Yann Arthus-Bertrand launched in Cannes Mipcom a royalty-free production company called «Hope». Following up on his world-success film “Home” and his various audiovisual projects, Yann Arthus-Bertrand has created a new structure, Hope Production. This new company, born from his meeting with Jean-Yves Robin (Robin & Co), will be entirely dedicated to major international environmental issues.

Colmax TV: a certain idea of pleasure

Colmax TV started on August 2011 at midnight on Orange adult pack. With a new theme every night, Colmax TV broadcast high quality programs from around the world catalogs. Exclusive contents will enhance the grid including: documentaries, tv shows, behind the scenes, interviews, making of... This is the first coming at Mipcom of the adult content broadcaster company.

Russian Gala Night at Martinez Hotel Beach

To close a very active Focus on Russia week and relax after the networking sessions, conferences, events and showcases, delegates and guests have celebrated the Focus on Russia Gala party on the Martinez Hotel beach. From Russia with love !

Warner Bros partners with Miptv

The US major, that started renting films through Facebook was presenting all its catalogue for television on its paradisiacal stand on one of the most prestigious the beach facing the Mediterranean in front of Hotel Majestic. Sam Register announced the development of a sitcom format based on Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck sharing an apartment and WBITP announced his sponsoring of next Miptv Fresh Talent Pitch.

Pan Am flies towards success

At Mipcom, Sony Pictures TV unveiled PAN AM, from writer Jack Orman (ER) and director Thomas Schlamme (The West Wing), a new series taking audiences back to the 1960s. The storyline begins in 1963 and focuses on stewardesses and pilots working for the world-famous airline, when travel was glamorous, stewardesses were all young and beautiful.

Missing, ABC network's new action series

Disney Media Distribution, the international TV and digital distribution arm of The Walt Disney Company, has announced international TV licensing agreements for the midseason ABC Studios drama series “Missing,” starring Ashley Judd, with the thriller sold so far to over 80 territories. The series, filmed this summer in Prague, Dubrovnik and Istanbul, had its World Premiere Screening at MIPCOM on Monday October 3.

Emmanuelle is back. Even more sparkly than ever!


Alain Siritzky Productions (A.S.P) is an American production company based in Los Angeles and specializing in sexy movies. At Mipcom, A.S.P. introduced its new erotic films, a collection of seven 90-minute TV movies called « Emmanuelle: Through time ». This time around, it is the pretty Brittany Joy who embodies the mythical heroine. Thanks to a revolutionary process called Telcast, these seven movies can be viewed in 2D or 3D on all types of screens...