Bringing together more than 10,000 industry leaders from the entertainment world, the world’s TV and digital content market is a key event in the Cannes congress calendar for April 2018. With countless exciting developments currently taking place within the TV and digital content landscape, this year’s content market in Cannes is expected to be the biggest and best yet – a must-visit for all who work within the TV industry.
There are over 1,400 international exhibiting companies and brands in attendance at this flagship content market, showcasing brand new TV and digital content for all genres and screens to buy. Industry professionals, start-ups and students alike can enjoy 4 days of screenings, networking opportunities, and conferences to discover the latest trends and digital content.
Some exhibitors also use this congress to promote their services and showcase their range of television and media equipment and accessories, including production and recording tools, audio and video instruments and animation equipment.
This year’s event is held at the Palais des Festivals between 9 – 12 April 2018, and now includes a ‘Junior’ programme, where delegates can discover content specifically for kids and research trends in children’s television.
As immersive content and virtual reality have made a massive impact on innovating storytelling and content in the last few years – not just within children’s television – it’s safe to expect that the world’s TV and digital content market will be paying great attention to these technological advancements at this year’s event, and how they can be utilised for different formats.
How digital content is created and consumed will also be a key topic for discussion at this congress. With a rise in tailored and personalised content, particularly for millennials and generation Z, we expect exhibitors and industry experts to discuss the future of content consumption and production that fits the changing lifestyles, viewing habits and devices of their audiences.
With Cannes being such a well-renowned location for the film industry, hosting prestigious events such as the Cannes Film Festival, it’s the perfect city for the leading audiovisual and digital content market. Since its inception in 1964, the congress has played a major part in the entertainment event calendar, providing the industry with a market to buy, sell, finance and distribute a range of content. It also provides the opportunity to hold industry conferences and networking forums, where delegates can learn about new trends.
Being the world’s leading TV and digital event, it’s crucial that delegates secure their accommodation early so they don’t miss out.
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Sun, Apr 8, 2018 9:30 AM - The world’s TV and digital content market begins with an invitation-only buyers summit, ending the day with networking cocktails at 6:00 pm.
Mon, Apr 9, 2018 9:30 AM - Opening at 9:30 am, there is a market screening for Drama, while the Industry Spotlight analyses audience trends. At 2:15 pm, Immersive Content is exploring the latest trends in VR and AR. The day ends with networking cocktails at 7:30 pm at the Carlton Hotel.
Tue, Apr 10, 2018 9:30 AM - Tuesday opens with a screening at the Grand Auditorium, followed by a range of events for Drama, Junior, Regional Focus and Next Gen screenings and discussions. At 10:30 am there is a showcase at Debussy that will be looking at the changing role of distributors. In the evening, the International Emmy® Kids Awards takes place at the Carlton Hotel.
Wed, Apr 11, 2018 9:30 AM - The penultimate day of the world’s TV and digital content market begins with a range of screenings and discussions for Drama, Junior, Immersive Content and Next Gen. The Carlton Hotel hosts an invitation-only lunch at midday, while a TV fiction screening takes place at 12:45 pm. There is a closing ceremony at 7:00 pm.
Thu, Apr 12, 2018 9:30 AM - There are a range of events taking place in the morning for Drama, 4K Ultra HD and Next Gen, before this market officially ends for another year.
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