Highlights from MIPTV

More than 11,000 TV and digital media executives gathered in Cannes, France, this week for the annual MIPTV television market.

April 6, 2018

Highlights from MIPTV

Annual television market showcased the latest content and innovations in TV programming.

More than 11,000 TV and digital media executives gathered in Cannes, France, this week for the annual MIPTV television market.

License! Global

was there, covering what’s new and popular in TV. Here are some of the highlights:

Just prior to the show,

Mattel

announced it would

launch a new content arm

, Mattel Creations. This new division then unveiled a slate of new content at the event including a 60-minute, feature-length special for

“Fireman Sam,”

international sales for

“Bob the Builder”

and new characters for

Thomas & Friends: The Great Race

. Mattel’s president and chief operating officer Richard Dickson also

gave on of the event's keynote sessions

.

Viacom

showcased

nine new properties

across multiple networks including “Talia in the Kitchen” for Nickelodeon, “Not Safe Nikki Glaser” for Comedy Central, “Car Crash Couples” for MTV and more.

Rainbow

secured sales in India and Brazil for several of its series.

“Winx Club” will now air on Sun TV Network’s

regional channels in India. Meanwhile

in Brazil, where “Winx Club” already airs,

TV Cultura has picked up the new series

“Regal Academy” and “Maggie & Bianca Fashion Friends.”

Studio 100

also announced the

launch of a new channel

, as well as a new series and sales. First, the studio will create, supply and schedule a co-branded channel, titled beJunior, in the MENA region. Studio 100 also extended its broadcast partnerships for “Maya the Bee” and “Tashi” in Hungary. It also

unveiled several new live-action shows

including “Night Watch,” “Kosmoo” and “The Adventures of Jolly Lolly.”

FremantleMedia

secured multiple SVOD deals in Asia

that will see shows such as “Merlin,” “American Idol,” “X Factor U.K.,” “Britain’s Got Talent” and more air throughout the region.

Silvergate Media

will also see its preschool adventure property “

Octonauts

” air on Disney Junior in Spain and Portugal, as well as on Karusel in Russia and SVT in Sweden. With the new broadcast deals, Silvergate is also planning a consumer products rollout in the regions.

Here are other headlines from the week:

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