MipTV 2020 will no longer go ahead at the end of this month due to coronavirus concerns.
Organiser Reed MIDEM yesterday informed visitors and exhibitors that the event, due to take place in Cannes, France from 30 March to 2 April, has been cancelled, alongside off-shoot events MipDoc and MipFormats, which run ahead of the main show.
Canneseries, an international festival for series, was supposed to run parallel to Mip, but will instead be pushed back to October, where it will coincide with Mipcom.
Paul Zilk, chief executive of Reed MIDEM, says the decision to cancel this month’s event was made in consultation with attendees, many whom “expressed concerns about travelling at this time.
“Rescheduling MipTV in the coming months is not feasible, so the most appropriate course of action is to cancel MipTV for 2020,” he adds.
“The well-being of our clients, partners and staff is our priority. We are grateful to clients for their support and constructive input during this challenging period.”
Mipcom remains slated to take place 12-15 October, Paul confirmed.
In the UK, London Book Fair yesterday announced its cancellation. Due to take place 10-12 March, the publishing event will return in 2021 “better than ever”.