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

April 6, 2018

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

MIPTVHighlights.jpgMore 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.

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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.

Meanwhile, DHX Media secured commissions for “Chuck’s Choice,” “Space Ranger Roger” and “Inspector Gadget” in Canada and France, as well as a second season of “Teletubbies.”

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:

Int’l Emmy Kids Winners Announced
Mondo TV Unveils Slate of New Series
Ankama Secures ‘Kit & Kate’ Sales
‘My Hero Academia’ Heads to Europe
Ink, Diprente Unveil ‘Anansi’
CITV Commissions More ‘Thunderbirds’
Nelvana Showcases New Series
‘Shark Tank’ Gets Reformatted for China
France TV Adds More ‘Rabbids'

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