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Well-Attended Mipcom Has Lots Of Drama, Lack Of Non-Scripted Breakouts


The 30th edition of the annual Mipcom TV market set a couple of records this year with 112 countries and 13,700 delegates – both all-time highs. It’s notable that of those, 1,300 were acquiring digital and VOD rights. The big attendance level was especially felt at the keynote speeches which were in some cases SRO, a rare phenomenon, although they did draw Ted Sarandos, James Murdoch and Simon Cowell, among others. But the market was less noisy than it has been in recent years, and that was pretty much expected with no major new reality format and a lot of drama on the Croisette.

2013 of course was the year of Rising Star which was essentially all anyone could talk about in and around the Palais. Not so this time. There was no palpable non-scripted format that had folks hopping. Keshet International which made that splash with Rising Star last…

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