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MIPTV Hot List: Dramas With Mackenzie Davis, Connie Nielsen and Aidan Gillen Set to Heat Up TV Market

After two online-only versions, a consequence of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the international television market MIPTV is hoping to return with a bang. This year will mark MIPTV’s reboot, with the spring market planned as a more business-focused trade fair. After a one-day MIPDrama showcase of 10 top international fiction series, on April 3, MIPTV […]

MIPTV: Netflix Takes Israeli School Shooting Series ‘Blackspace’ 

Netflix has acquired Blackspace, a new Israeli thriller series set during a high-school shooting, for most of the world. 

MIPTV: Global TV Industry Calls for Systemic Change on Diversity

Thanks to several top-down actions by major networks and streamers, on- and offscreen diversity is starting to become a reality, said industry executives attending the 2021 digital MIPTV market on international television.

MIPTV: How Long Can the Content Boom Last?

The global streaming wars are driving unprecedented investment in TV production, with new outlets like Disney+ betting big on international content, but one executive says: "It's make hay while the sun shines." 

MIPTV: ITV Studios Sets Up German High-End TV Company With ‘Das Boot’ Producer

ITV Studios is boosting its investment in German TV, launching a new label for high-end scripted television with Moritz Polter, the producer of such hit German-language series as Sky's Das Boot and the Netflix/ORF production Freud

Disney+ Unveils First U.K. Scripted Slate From ‘Happy Valley’ Creator, ‘Killing Eve’ Producers

Sally Wainwright and Sid Gentle Films are among those making Brit shows for the streamer — which launched in Europe just over a year ago and recently confirmed a new unscripted series with David Beckham.

MIPTV: Marc Anthony, ViacomCBS to Partner on Comedy Series ‘Liked’

The multi-Grammy-winning music star Marc Anthony announced a second project between his production company Magnus Studios and ViacomCBS International Studios. The comedy Liked will follow a millennial trying to become a social media star and will feature Anthony's music. Anthony and Viacom executive JC Acosta announced the project during their keynote at digital MIPTV on Wednesday. 

MIPTV: Spain, Austria Board Period Drama ‘Atlantic Crossing’

Beta Film has closed deals for the WWII drama, featuring 'Twin Peaks' actor Kyle MacLachlan and 'The Bridge' star Sofia Helin, with Spanish pay TV group Moviestar+ and Austrian public broadcaster ORF.

Accusations of Racist Slurs and Discrimination on Set of Australian Soap ‘Neighbours’

Long-time cast member Sharon Johal said she endured slurs and mockery of her Indian heritage, following similar allegations by Indigenous cast members.

MIPTV: 5 Top Korean Formats Vying to Be the Next ‘Masked Singer’

These quirky but undeniably watchable new formats include the latest hit Korean singing show and a cooking competition involving bringing animated meals to life, plus impressively abstract formats that question the value of time and first impressions of strangers.

MIPTV: Nonscripted Shows Heating Up the Digital Market

A look at the top reality TV formats at the 2021 digital MIPTV market aiming to be the next big thing in non-scripted entertainment. "Buyers are very open to the crazy idea, nothing is too crazy right now."

MIPTV: David Beckham Talks Soccer, Disney+ and His No. 1 Career Moment 

The soccer star spoke of his legacy as a professional athlete and his future as a television producer in a free-ranging and highly personal keynote address for digital MIPTV.