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The MIPTV programme includes the Media Mastermind Keynote Series, the Producers’ Hub & Co-production Summit, the Brands and Content focus, competitions, matchmaking and networking events, and the red-carpet World Premiere TV Screenings. Innovation is at the heart of MIPTV with MIPCube programme. MIPTV Programme at-a-glance.
The MIPDoc programme focuses on co-financing and co-production: MIPDoc Programme at-a-glance
The MIPFormats programme features the most innovative concepts worldwide: MIPFormats programme at-a-glance
Ben Donald is the Executive Producer International Drama at BBC Worldwide. Reporting into Tim Mutimer, SVP EMEA, Sales and Distribution, Ben is responsible for developing and managing international co-productions for drama, taking projects through from concept stage to funding and on to completion. In this role, Ben works closely with the Sales & Distribution and Content & Production divisions at BBC Worldwide, BBC Drama, with BBC Worldwide’s overseas production offices and UK Indie partners, and with the commissioning departments within broadcasters internationally, with a particular focus on Europe. Ben Donald joined BBC Worldwide in 2001 as Territory Manager for Italy. He then managed a number of the sales teams across Southern Europe, Russia and Latin America, before moving into his current position, which he has been doing for the last two and a half years. Prior to joining BBC Worldwide, Ben worked in both editorial and international rights at publishing houses Thames and Hudson, and Pavilion.About BBC WorldwideBBC Worldwide Sales & Distribution is responsible for licensing programmes to customers around the world on behalf of the BBC and independent production companies. As the largest exporter of finished television programmes outside of the US studios, this business manages a catalogue of around 50,000 hours spanning all genres. It runs BBC Showcase, the world’s biggest programme trade fair organised by a single distributor and is also responsible for developing and sourcing funding and partners for international co-productions.
Leading broadcasters reveal their commissioning plans for the upcoming year, as well as what programming genres, co-production projects and partners they are seeking.