Star India - with its gaggle of soaps and current affairs programmes,
E-City Entertainment with its clutch of Spiritual shows (from the
Chakra channel library), Eros International (with its huge movie
library), Discovery Communications have all taken up booths in order
to display their libraries. Balaji Telefilms, which had taken up
a stand decided to abstain this year.
The other companies which have registered include: UTV Communications,
Iqbal and Anu Malhotra’s AIM Television, Chennai-based magazine
Animation Reporter, Dessin Works, Kosmic Studios, Uttar Pradesh
based Escosoft Technologies, Secunderabad-based Green Gold Graphics,
and Mumbai-based companies Sound Entertainment, UTV Software, Vale
Music India, and indiantelevision.com.
Three days of conferencing, with pitching sessions from format
show creators, screenings of several new programmes including those
produced for HDTV, loads of lunches and evening cocktails and parties
– attendees of this year’s MipCom are going to have their hands
and time full. Of course there will be the meetings to begin new
deals or continue conversations on existing ones and close some.
Of course the nominees of The International Emmys are slated to
be announced on 10 October. With a handful of Indian entries, it
will be interesting to see if any of them hit the nomination charts.
Of course, two people are going to be recognised: News Corp. president
and CEO and Fox Group chairman and CEO Peter Chernin is to be awarded
with the Personality of the Year Award, and Warren Leibfarb, the
founder of the DVD will be awarded the Decoration des Arts and Lettres
by the French minister of Culture and Communication Jean-Jacques