Paris, 27 August 2020 – Since announcing its move to a hybrid in-person and online market model at the end of July, MIPCOM 2020 in October announces today more than 600 buyers from around the globe have confirmed their participation in the first three weeks of August, (including more than 100 buyers for MIPCOM RENDEZVOUS in Cannes from 12-14 October).
All buyers are invited to MIPCOM at no charge and Reed MIDEM is individually inviting and curating top buyers to ensure a robust 2020 sales and acquisitions market both in Cannes and through online participation.
Buyers heading to RENDEZVOUS Cannes, and those accessing the market via ONLINE+, will benefit from MIPCOM’s signature programme of unrivalled content discovery, inspiration and connections, plus additional features new for 2020 including:

  • Global UPFRONTS – a fresh look at the most anticipated new programming from the world’s leading studios across all genres
  • Market Screenings – international premieres of the best in finished content
  • CANNESERIES – 3rd edition of the Cannes International TV Festival: World Premieres of the most anticipated new drama series.
  • Market Intelligence – cutting-edge market analysis and insights about the global business, social and tech trends
  • Future Talks – creative leaders including Ted Sarandos, Tyler Perry, Jeremy Darroch and Alex Amancio (Assassin’s Creed) share their world views and perspectives
  • MIPJunior Screenings Library (for content buyers)

This year’s hybrid market will roll out in three stages over six weeks from 5 October to 17 November, starting with Online+ Warm Up Week (from Oct 5), Main Stage Cannes Week in-person, at MIPCOM RENDEZVOUS CANNES (12-14 October) and online, and Online+ Follow Up (15 Oct – 17 Nov). Each stage will offer original programming, business networking and replay opportunities. This year’s MIPCOM 2020 features an exclusive Online MarketPlace, Personal Business Recommendations and access to the full MIPJunior Screenings Library and is expected to bring together over 4,000 buyers from across the world.

Health & Safety
Reed MIDEM, in association with parent company Reed Exhibitions and the City of Cannes, is implementing a coherent and comprehensive programme of safety measures in response to Covid-19. These measures are updated on a regular basis.
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About Reed MIDEM – Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is an organiser of professional, international markets that are essential business platforms for key players in the sectors concerned. These sectors are MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, MIPJUNIOR in Cannes, MIP China in Hangzhou and MIP Cancun in Mexico for the television and digital content industries; MIDEM in Cannes for music professionals; Esports BAR in Cannes and in Miami for the esports business; MIPIM in Cannes, MIPIM Asia Summit in Hong Kong SAR, Propel by MIPIM – Cannes, Propel by MIPIM – Paris, Propel by MIPIM NYC in partnership with Metaprop, Propel by MIPIM – Hong Kong; MAPIC and LeisurUp in Cannes, MAPIC Russia in Moscow, MAPIC Italy and The Happetite in Milan, and MAPIC India in Mumbai for the retail real estate sector. www.reedmidem.com
About Reed Exhibitions – Reed Exhibitions is a leading global events business. It combines face-to-face with data and digital tools to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 500 events in almost 30 countries across 43 industry sectors, attracting more than 7 million participants. Our events, organised by 35 global offices, leverage industry expertise, large data sets and technology to enable our customers to generate billions of dollars of revenues for the economic development of local markets and national economies around the world.   Reed Exhibitions is part of RELX, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedexhibitions.com