BSkyB managing director (and MIPTV 2013 keynote) Sophie Turner-Laing (pictured with MIPTV News’ Julian Newby); A Squared’s Andy Heyward; Seven Network’s Tim Worner; MGM’s Roma Khanna; Electus’ John Pollak and General Creativity’s Robert Tercek are just a few of the TV industry pioneers (full list below) who share their MIPTV Stories, in video, on our brand new dedicated Facebook app… and you are warmly invited to do the same!

Just head over to the page and share your MIPTV stories now: you may even win an iPad! Not to mention engaging with the MIP community, about 50 years of shaping the TV business in Cannes.

Also watch this space mid-February, as we update the page with an exclusive selection of the top 50 TV series of the past 50 years, selected by global TV observatory The WIT. Not to mention countless other gems (videos, photos and more) from MIPTV’s glorious history, coming soon!


Thanks to all of the industry leaders who agreed to be interviewed* for MIPTV’s 50th anniversary:

Ruediger Boess – Senior VP, Group Content Acquisitions – Proseibensat.1

Jana Bennett – (former) President Worldwide Networks & Global iPlayer – BBC Worldwide

Finn Arnesen – Senior VP, International Distribution & Development – Hasbro Studios

Tom Perlmutter – Government Film Commissionner & Chairperson – NFB Canada

Jacques Braun – Vice President – Eurodata TV Worldwide – Médiametrie

Cesar Diaz – Vice President, Sales – Venevision International

Herb Granath – Chairman Emeritus – ESPN

Andy Heyward – Partner – A Squared Elxsi Entertainment

Roma Khanna – President – TV Group & Digital – MGM

Jon Kramer – CEO – Rive Gauche Television

Kevin MacLellan – President – NBC Universal

John Morayniss – CEO – Entertainment One

Nadav Palti – President & CEO, Dori Media Group

Adina Pitt – VP Acquisitions – Cartoon Network US, Turner Broadcasting

John Pollak – President – Electus International

Jens Richter – Managing Director – Red Arrow International

Frank Soloveicik – President – SEDPA

Robert Tercek – President – General Creativity

Sophie Turner Laing – Managing Director – BSkyB

Tim Worner – CEO – Seven Network Australia


MIPTV’s 50th anniversary content is available on our Facebook page here; and as a minisite here. Enjoy! 


*At MIPCOM, October 2012


About Author

As Head of Social Media for Reed MIDEM, James Martin oversees social strategy and deployment for B2B events MIPTV and MIPCOM, Midem (music industry) and MIPIM & MAPIC (real estate & retail). He is based in Reed MIDEM's Paris office.

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