International TV sales market Mipcom, due to take place in Cannes in October,  has been cancelled due to COVID-19 with the event now taking place entirely online as MIPCOM ONLINE+.

MIPCOM ONLINE+ will be centred around the digital MIPCOM Week that occurs October 12-16, and will include extended features before and after the main event.

“Our motivation has always been to bring together the global entertainment community around the flagship week of MIPCOM in order to support content discovery and new business deals, whether online or in person,” said Laurine Garaude, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Television Division. “We made clear when we announced MIPCOM RENDEZVOUS Cannes that we would only hold the physical market if conditions permitted. Due to the ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 and recently increased travel restrictions, we believe that MIPCOM ONLINE+ is the most effective way to move forward and to gather the global television community around MIPCOM Week.”

The third season of CANNESERIES, the International TV Series Festival, will take place in Cannes from October 9-14 and virtually on its new platform CANNESERIES LIVE from October 7-21.

Jon Creamer