Television Industry Bounces Back At MIPTV 2002
In brief, here are some other notable MIPTV deals:
* Two of BBC Worldwides new animations have seen presales with deals for ACE LIGHTNING and ANDY PANDY. New Zealand's TVNZ has come onboard both series, while SIC (Portugal) has picked up ACE LIGHTNING and Indonesias TV7 has taken ANDY PANDY.
* Saban International Paris and UK broadcaster ITV closed a pre-buy for animated series TOFU FAMILY (52 x 11-minutes).
* Fireworks International (UK) sold seasons one and two of its teen drama series "Being Eve" to Noggin (a joint venture between Nickelodeon and Sesame Workshop). The 26x30-minute series blends live-action with CGI, music video and photomontage.
* US cable channel Tech TV purchased rights for UK company Carlton Internationals classic puppet animation series THUNDERBIRDS.
* The UK's Granada International sold animation series ENGIE BENJY to Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
* Cartoon Network Europe and Frances Alphanim entered a co-development agreement on ROBOTBOY (52 x 13-minutes) to be delivered in 2003.
* Spains Cromosoma sold 104 episodes of THE TRIPLETS to Fox Kids Holland,and inked a licensing deal with them, while Fox Kids Italy acquired 13 episodes of Cromosoma's MINIMAN and 39 episodes of THE TRIPLETS.
* Germanys peppermint has secured Asian distribution rights to the entire catalogue of DIC Entertainment, which amounts to 59 titles and over 1,100 episodes.
The international television communitys next meeting will be MIPCOM, which will be held in Cannes from October 7 to 11, 2002. A new feature will be added to the television markets. In response to a call from many companies, they will have the opportunity to organize screenings of TV films, mini-series and event films in the Palais des Festivals during the market. The 10th MIPCOM JUNIOR will be held immediately prior to MIPCOM, on October 5 and 6, 2002.