Starz Media senior executives Bill Hamm, Gene George and Bill Myers got pumped up with a stand-in gladiator who welcomed guests at Mipcom 2009's official opening night party.
German distribs have continued to close a slew of deals since the end of the Mipcom programming mart in Cannes last week.
There were fewer folk pacing the corridors of the Palais de Festivals than a year ago, but all the key players were present.
Not even the return of cloudy skies and talk of thunderstorms could dampen spirits at Mipcom.
Sony Pictures Entertainment's 21% stake in London-based shingle Shine is up for grabs.
The 25th Mipcom TV market begins to wind down after three days of brisk activity.
The global production volume of traded TV formats has grown dramatically in the past five years.
ABC comedy "Cougar Town," starring Courteney Cox, has been acquired in various territories across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Jan Mojto's Beta Film and German film and TV production group ndF have launched a production and distribution joint venture specializing in live-action and animated family fare.
The creators of "The Simpsons" have ruled out making a second Simpsons movie -- at least not until the TV series finally wraps.
Jerry Seinfeld, whose eponymous NBC sitcom was hailed as the greatest TV show of all time, has admitted he no longer watches small screen comedy.