Mipcom got off to a roaring start on Monday with a myriad of cross-border deals, format sales and distribution agreements at the Cannes TV mart.
A record number of industryites made the trek to Cannes for Mip Junior, the international mart for kids' programming, with some concerned about the contracting tyke production biz.
It may be fall but the heat is on as the Mipcom sales market bows today in sweltering temperatures expected to be high even by French Riviera standards.
FremantleMedia is to double its investment in children's and family fare following the success of tyke shows such as "My Babysitter's a Vampire."
Cineflix Studios has signed a distribution deal with Germany's Beta Film for "Copper," its 10-hour crime drama, co-commissioned with BBC America.
Expanding its reach in Asia, Sundance Channel Global has closed a carriage deal for Sundance Channel HD with Astro, Malaysia's key pay TV operator, in the run up to the Mipcom TV mart in Cannes.
International brand manager PGS Entertainment has inked a deal with Universal Pictures Video for worldwide distribution of "The Jungle Bunch," a one-hour, CGI 3D toon special produced by Gaul's TAT.
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