Future of kids TV summit announced at MIP TV

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 06-02-2014

This year's MIPTV in Cannes will host the first Future of Kids TV summit on 8 April, bringing together 80 creative strategists from the children's entertainment sector to address key issues surrounding the digital disruption in creation and distribution.

The summit will take place as part of the Junior special focus on children's and youth programming.

The event is sponsored by Shaw Rocket Fund, a Canadian investment fund dedicated to youth-oriented production.

The first confirmed Summit keynote speaker is Yoni Bloch, CEO and co-founder of digital media company Interlude.

Other confirmed participants at the summit include major broadcasters such as Cartoon Network, Disney, Nickelodeon, Toon Goggles, ABC TV, De Agostini Editore, Super RTL, KI.KA ARD/ZDF, NRK Super, TVO, Teletoon, DR TV, and TV2 Norway, along with online giants Google/YouTube.