Veteran programming strategist Dan Salerno reports on highlights of attending last week’s MIPTV / MIPDoc market & conference in Cannes.
We both loved being back at a LIVE event where business benefits flowed from both planned and spontaneous meetings.
Listen to our MIPTV / MIPDoc Takeaways
Topics that we covered include:
How unplanned, great meetings happen time and again at a live market versus rarely on a Zoom call
Who came and who didn’t? Not the US streaming players, but we noted the strong European presence
- FASTs Rising:
Advertiser-supported streaming services are buying programs, initally catalogs, and recently original documentary commissions
- Rights management:
A huge challenge in the streaming era
- Aspirations can limit options:
Several producers who joined Dan’s MIPDoc Roundtable are focused on selling to Netflix, but there are so many more buyers of factual programs, both new streamers and linear channels
Remains a vibrant genre… our OSPREY: SEA RAPTOR global sales
- And much, much more.
Warner Bros Discovery
We signed off by exploring the Warner Bros Discovery merger:
- Who will run the show?
- CEO David Zaslav’s skills, challenges, and his $230+ Mn compensation package
- Mass layoffs coming
- What does all mean for producers?
- About MIPTV & MIPDoc
- And this insightful NYT report covers the Warner Bros Discovery merger
- Read about Dan Salerno here.
At the MipDoc Copro Summit. The Bridge’s Amanda Groom with Curiosity Stream’s Jorge Franzini.
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