Sophie Turner Laing, BSkyB, To Keynote At MIPTV's 50th Edition

        Sophie Turner Laing, BSkyB, To Keynote At MIPTV's 50th Edition

8 - 11 April 2013 - Cannes, France

PR Newswire

PARIS, Nov. 29, 2012

PARIS, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MIPTV today announces Sophie Turner
Laing, Managing Director, Entertainment, News and Broadcast Services,BSkyB,
to open the MIPTV 2013 Media Mastermind keynote line-up. Organised by Reed
MIDEM, MIPTV's 50^th edition will take place in Cannes, 8-11 April 2013.

One of the most respected industry personalities, Sophie Turner Laing has
overall responsibility for Sky's portfolio of entertainment and news channels
including Sky 1, Sky News, Sky Arts, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living and Sky Movies,
as well as Broadcast Operations, Network Planning and the Sky Creative Agency.

"We're delighted to welcome Sophie Turner Laing, a major industry-leading
personality, as the first keynote speaker at the 50th anniversary of MIPTV,
especially since she celebrates her 30th MIPTV attendance this year,"
underlined Laurine Garaude, Director of Reed MIDEM's Television Division. "On
this anniversary year, MIPTV continues to expand and embraces the major
developments and evolution the industry is currently experiencing. While
remaining the ultimate marketplace for sourcing and selling fresh
international content, MIPTV is also the forum to stimulate content
development, launch co-productions, and look at how new technologies are
changing the way content is created, delivered and extended."

"I am very pleased to have been asked to address this year's MIPTV," said
Sophie Turner Laing. "Great content sits at the very heart of any successful
entertainment business and MIPTV remains the world's most important showcase
for that content. I look forward to joining the best in the industry to debate
what makes us all tick."

About MIPTV – Founded in 1963, MIPTV is the annual international market and
creative forum for content on every screen. It brings professionals from the
global TV and online content industry to Cannes, France, for four days of
exhibition, conferences, screenings and networking. It is a key market for
buying and selling content and early-stage content development. MIPCube
constitutes a special programme exploring tech and creative approaches with
the community re-inventing the content experience within MIPTV. The weekend
prior to MIPTV, MIPDoc and MIPFormats constitute a two-day showcase for
non-fiction and unscripted programming. In 2013, MIPTV celebrates its 50^th


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