The MIPTV (The Spring International Television Market) is an annual event held in Cannes, France. It is one of the biggest international markets dedicated to the distribution and purchase of television and digital content, covering all genres – from fiction to documentaries, via series, children’s shows and much more.

Through this article, you’ll discover what the Cannes MIPTV is all about and discover its affiliated events.

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The Cannes MIPTV 2024: what is it?

Since 1964, upcoming television or internet programmes have come to life at the Cannes MIPTV.

Each April, the event – as the second largest audiovisual trade fair in the world, with over 8,000 participants and more than 80 countries – brings together professionals from the audiovisual and digital-content industries. The MIPTV is therefore the perfect opportunity for stakeholders in this field to buy and sell shows internationally, as well as to negotiate with new internet platforms and social networks, among others.

The dates and events of the Cannes MIPTV 2024

This year, the MIPTV will take place in Cannes from 8 to 10 April in the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, the city’s legendary venue. Various events are planned to delight participants and visitors, such as exhibitions at which leading studios and international distributors will meet to view and obtain new licences for international distribution.

In addition to the various conventions and meetings planned on site, three key events will take place during the MIPTV: the MIPDOC, the MIPFORMATS and the MIPDRAMA Screening.


The MIPDOC: step inside the world of documentaries

The MIPDOC is an international trade fair and conference held during the Cannes MIPTV from 15 to 17 April, concentrated on the field of documentary and non-fiction context. As such, the event brings together prestigious producers, broadcasters, distributors and buyers, allowing the latter to establish commercial relationships, discover new projects and discuss the ins and outs of a market with ever-more innovative content and strategies.

In addition, the MIPDOC offers the various industry actors a vast programme of screenings and workshops, as well as pitching competitions in which participants will need to convince their audience. Finally, the event is packed full of masterclasses and allows participants to network in order to present and share their ideas, learn from each other and meet potential partners for international coproductions and distribution agreements.

Put simply, the MIPDOC is an event at which attendees can discover new talents and emerging producers, offering them the opportunity to present their projects to international decision-makers.



The MIPFORMATS: between business and exhibitions

MIPFORMATS is also an international trade fair offering exhibitions and conferences, this time focussed on the development and distribution of TV and digital formats. This event will take place at the same time as the MIPDOC, from 15 to 17 April 2024.



This a hugely important trade fair: industry actors consider it one of the biggest trade fairs in the world when it comes to television programming and video, as it brings together a plethora of producers, broadcasters, distributors and buyers from the global entertainment industry in order to uncover new formats and trends, form commercial relationships and discuss innovative strategies.

The agenda also features conferences over two days to debate, reveal and learn more about the most recent trends for content in the international formats industry, with opening speeches, case studies and much more.

Finally, MIPFORMATS offers a pitch for companies wishing to present their new original and non-scripted entertainment formats.

The MIPDRAMA Screening for drama series

The MIPDRAMA Screening is an unmissable event when it comes to top-of-the-range drama series and those most eagerly awaited by the public. Bringing together all genres, including comedy, this showcase event offers buyers from all around the world an exclusive sneak peek at a selection of upcoming drama series.

This unique and exclusive event will take place on the weekend before the MIPTV, on 6 and 7 April. Over the course of the event, up to 10 drama series will be carefully selected and screened during this event – exclusively for purchasing managers and broadcasters.



The various unmissable conferences

The MIPTV is the perfect chance to create relationships with broadcasters and influential people in the field. In short, the MIPTV offers the possibility to connect with and create business networks through interactive conversations in small groups, themed meetings, individual workshops and mentoring.

In terms of collaboration, it’s also well worth noting the presence of the Canneseries Festival, an event offering participants closed sessions to add a “business” dimension to the festival, targeting a selection of international producers and executives.


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Important information and how to take part in the event

To take part in this international event, remember that reservations must be made in advance and directly on the MIPTVwith registration remaining open until 29 February – so don’t delay if you want to experience this adventure!

Another point worth mentioning: two packages are offered, one for visitors priced at €800, and another for buyers at €599. The latter, though their expenses may be high, will be able to enjoy unlimited access to the event and the various conferences and workshops on offer. Finally, these packages also offer access to the Canneseries to enjoy the various screenings highlighted this year.

Come visit the Cannes MIPTV 2024!

To sum up, the Cannes MIPTV 2024 is an event aimed at people associated with the television and audiovisual fields, proposing a vast selection of activities for all TV genres.

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