MIPTV Reveals Keynotes for France Country of Honour Conferences


Executives from TF1, Canal+, Banijay and ARTE are among those set for keynotes as part of MIPTV’s Country of Honour program for France.

The keynotes so far confirmed include Delphine Ernotte Cunci, president of the public broadcaster France Télévisions; Gilles Pélisson, the chairman and CEO of TF1 Group; Maxime Saada, chairman and CEO of Canal+ Group and chairman and CEO of the online video platform Dailymotion; and Régine Hatchondo, director-general of ARTE France. Also taking part in the keynotes are Stéphane Courbit, Marco Bassetti and François De Brugada of Banijay Group. Another joint keynote will feature Pascal Breton and Patrick Wachsberger, the duo behind the new joint venture Picture Perfect Federation.

These keynotes are all scheduled on April 8 and 9. French audiovisual creativity will be showcased throughout MIPTV as part of the Country of Honour program, with premiere screenings and promotional events.

Laurine Garaude, director of the TV division at Reed MIDEM, said: “This year’s MIPTV Country of Honour programme will showcase the incredible creativity of France’s television industry. No other event brings together so many of France’s leading television executives to address delegates from over 100 countries, and as a French company, Reed MIDEM is proud to play its part in the promotion of French television around the world.”