MIP DIGITAL FRONTS Confirms Maker Studios As A Founding Partner MAKER STUDIOS' EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, YNON KREIZ, TO KEYNOTE AT MIPTV

7 - 10 April 2014 - Cannes, France

PARIS, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MIPTV announces today that Maker Studios, a next-generation media and technology company and the world's largest provider of online video content for millennials, is a founding partner of the MIP DIGITAL FRONTS.  Ynon Kreiz, Executive Chairman of Maker Studios, will deliver a keynote address on Tuesday 8 April as part of MIPTV's Media Mastermind Keynote Series.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, the 51st annual MIPTV takes place 7-10 April 2014 in Cannes, France. The MIP DIGITAL FRONTS will be held on Wednesday 9 April and Thursday 10 April in the Palais des Festivals.

The MIP DIGITAL FRONTS are the world's first international screenings to showcase and trade original online video programming and web series, in front of an audience of international buyers, producers and distributors, digital strategists, agencies, brands, advertisers and media from the global TV and video entertainment ecosystem. 

"Following on from YouTube, Maker's decision to join the new MIP DIGITAL FRONTS as a founding partner confirms the international demand for a European-based screenings showcase to accelerate the marketplace for original online video," said Laurine Garaude, Director of Reed MIDEM's Television Division.

"As a global media company with content creators in 100 plus countries and more than 60 percent of our viewership coming from outside the U.S., we are honoured to be a founding partner of the MIP DIGITAL FRONTS," said Ynon Kreiz. "MIPTV has created an important international platform for online video and the new MIP DIGITAL FRONTS offer a forum for Maker creators to showcase their talent on a global scale and connect with the digital entertainment community."

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About MIPTV – MIPTV - now in its 51st year - is the world's most powerful and prestigious market and creative incubator for content on every screen. In early April, professionals from across the TV and digital entertainment spectrum gather in Cannes, France for four days of intensive networking, trading, screenings, and high-level conferences and keynotes. MIPTV is also a key venue for early-stage development and financing deals, content acquisitions and programme sales. Meanwhile, the MIPCube forum - an integral part of the MIPTV week - explores the ways in which technology and creativity are working together to enrich and reinvent the viewing experience. The weekend prior to MIPTV sees the MIPDoc and MIPFormats showcases, now recognised as among the world's most influential events for the non-fiction and unscripted programming industries.

About Reed MIDEM – Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is a leading organiser of professional, international tradeshows. Reed MIDEM events have established themselves as key dates in professional diaries. The company hosts MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, and MIPJUNIOR for the television and digital content industries, MIDEM for music professionals, LeWeb Paris and London for internet forward-thinkers, MIPIM, MIPIM Asia, MIPIM UK and MAPIC for the property and retail real estate sectors. www.reedmidem.com

About Reed Exhibitions - Reed Exhibitions is the world's leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 41 countries. In 2012 Reed brought together seven million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 34 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 44 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of the Reed Elsevier Group, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. www.reedexpo.com

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