VIDEO: Acquisition Superpanel: What Do Programmers Want?

RTÉ’s Dermot Horan, SBS Broadcasting’s Rozan Hamaker, Global Series Network’s Jason Thorp and AMC Networks Global’s Aurelie de Troyer discussed acquisition and programming trends at a MIPCOM panel before each receiving a World Screen Trendsetter Award.

The Acquisition Superpanel: What Do Programmers Want? was moderated by World Screen’s Anna Carugati in the Grand Auditorium at MIPCOM. The session covered a broad range of topics, including wish lists and the rising importance of prebuys and co-productions. The four executives represent a cross-section of the media landscape, with Horan serving the needs of a public broadcaster in Ireland, Hamaker delivering content for a commercial broadcasting group in the Netherlands, Thorp overseeing the highly curated Walter Presents platform and de Troyer buying for AMC Networks’ streaming services Sundance Now and Shudder.