MIPTV today announced the staging of Fast & Global the first-of-its-kind Fast Channel Summit focused on the rapidly-expanding international opportunities for content producers, IP rightsholders, buyers and commissioners. The conference will take center stage on day 2 of MIPTV in Cannes on Tuesday 18 April in the Palais des Festivals.
Headline speakers and contributors already confirmed include FAST-channel programming experts Gary Woolf (All3Media International), Shaun Keeble (Banijay Rights), Daniel Nordberg (Playground TV), Cédric Dufour (Rakuten TV Europe), Bea Hegedus (Vice Media Group), Philipp Rotermund (Video Solutions AG / wedotv.com ) and MD of specialist SVOD, AVOD & FAST consultancy The Local Act author of The State of European FAST report, Marion Ranchet, amongst others. Companies from the sector already confirmed as attending the MIPTV market include Blue Ant Media and FilmRise.
The event will convene global players and specialists from across the free advertising-supported streaming TV (FAST) area for a series of talks, insights and structured networking opportunities. With worldwide revenues from FAST estimated to triple in the next five years, and countries outside the US set to account for $1.6bn by 20271, the programme will focus on the projected international opportunities in the sector’s next phase, encompassing distribution, programming, technology and content development, and providing fresh insights into emerging models, strategies and tactics.
Part of MIPTV’s 60th edition, the Fast & Global sessions will span Tuesday morning (18 April) with a special roundtable breakfast workshop on Wednesday (19 April), featuring breakouts with executives from the sector and chaired by Christian Knaebel (Global Media Consult). All will be staged in Cannes’ iconic Palais des Festivals.
RX France Entertainment Division Director & Director of MIPTV Lucy Smith said: “FAST Channels are the biggest boom to the global distribution business, and MIPTV the obvious home for a dedicated Summit” said RX France Entertainment Division Director & Director of MIPTV Lucy Smith. “We’ll focus on what this boom in FAST channels and services means to the international market.”
Billed as ‘the biggest week in unscripted television’, and the ‘must attend market for drama and kids’, MIPTV features genre focused strands for Documentary & Factual (MIPDOC), Formats (MIPFORMATS), Drama (MIPDRAMA) and Kids (Future of Kids TV) - all within a concentrated 3-day market and world class conference programme accessible with one pass.
Re-shaped in 2022, the three-day concentrated MIPTV is expected to welcome more than 200 exhibitors and 2500 buyers with participants hailing from 100 countries.