Milia 2006Looking forward to treking over to Cannes next week via LA and UK. I remember when Milia was a short hop from home (London) now it is a heave to the other side of the planet but the seminar line-up alone (see extensive list below) makes it worth it alone.

MIPTV featuring MILIA is the world’s premier audiovisual & digital content market. It’s where the key decision-makers come to meet, talk and forge the business partnerships that will drive future growth on a global level. MIPTV and MILIA 2005
Participants 12,152
Companies 4,064
Countries represented 99
Exhibiting companies 1,510
Total exhibition space 18,357 m2

I remember the Milia’s of olde 96-02 – CD Roms, simple console games and very early crude interactive TV. Now there is a maturity to it, growing up alongside MIP and the focus on 360, cross-media and content makes it unique – the IBC‘s and NAB‘s still relegate mobile and broadband TV type services to side-halls and the other conferences tend to be a single platform at a time. Anyway here is the list which must make it the premier cross-media entertainment conference (industry perspective of course) – I have done this partly so I can refer to a simple running order in an emergency, as the ones on the site (MipTV feat Milia) are not so hot (one day at a time) – especially for an emerging media conference 😉


Digital Media Strategies Workshop
10.30 – 11.30 Part 1 11 – 45 – 12 — 45 Part 2
Date: Apr 03, 2006 10:30AM 12:45PM Location: Audi I, Level 4
Digital Distribution Showcase Keynote
Date: Apr 03, 2006 2:15PM 3:00PM Location: Esterel, Level 5
“TV Without Frontiers”: The Latest European Media Developments: Impact & Opportunities
Date: Apr 03, 2006 4:15PM 5:15PM Location: Audi A, Level 3
Whose TV Is It Anyway?
Date: Apr 03, 2006 5:30PM 6:15PM Location: Esterel, Level 5

On-Demand TV Super Panel: Evolution of Media Business Models, Threats & Opportunities
Date: April-04-2006 10:00AM 11:30AM Location: Esterel, Level 5
Mobile Video On-Demand: Turning Grey Time To Prime Time
Date: April-04-2006 11:45AM 12:45PM Location: Esterel, Level 5
On-Demand TV Showcases
Date: April-04-2006 1:30PM 2:30PM Location: Audi I, Level 4
Mobile TV Content Showcases Part 1 Music Video, Sport & Leisure
Date: April-04-2006 1:30PM 2:15PMLocation: Audi K, Level 4
Internet TV Comes Of Age
Date: April-04-2006 3:00PM 4:00PM Location: Audi A, Level 3
On-Demand Advertising In Your Palm & At Your Finger Tips
Date: April-04-2006 4:15PM 5:00PM Location: Audi A, Level 3
Keynote: “The Internet and the Future of Television”
Date: Apr 04, 2006 5:15PM 5:45PM Location: Esterel, Level 5
Keynote: “The New Reality: Entertainment Everywhere!”
Date: Apr 04, 2006 5:50PM 6:15PM Location: Esterel, Level 5


Convergence of Telecoms & Broadcasting: Who Will Be In Control ?
Date: April-05-2006 9:15AM 10:30AM Location: Esterel, Level 5
The Future of Rights Super Panel Are the Content Rights Owners Ready for the New Game?
Date: April-05-2006 11:30AM 12:30PM
Mobile TV Content Showcases, Part 2: Short films, Channels & User-Generated Content For Mobile
Date: April-05-2006 1:00PM 2:15PM Location: Audi K, Level 4
Mobile Broadcasting Live TV In Your Pocket, Part 1
Date: April-05-2006 2:30PM 3:30PM Location: Esterel, Level 5
Content 360: Cross-Platform Content Commissioning: BBC, KBC, NFB Pitching New Digital Ideas
Date: April-05-2006 2:30PM 3:30PM Location: Audi K, Level 4
IPTV Around The World : Deployment Strategies and Case Studies
Date: April-05-2006 2:30PM 3:45PMLocation: Audi A, Level 3
Live TV In Your Pocket, Part 2
Date: April-05-2006 3:45PM 5:00PM Location: Esterel, Level 5
Content 360° Pitching Session: BBC Cat.3 Long Tail Content: Navigating The BBC Archive
Date: April-05-2006 4:00PM 5:00PM Location: Audi K, Level 4
The IPTV Business Case: Is VOD The Killer App For IPTV?
Date: April-05-2006 4:00PM 5:00PMLocation: Audi A, Level 3
Keynote Content 360:” New Gateways to Creativity
Date: April-05-2006 5:15PM 6:15PM Location: Esterel, Level 5
International Interactive Emmy Awards
Date: April-05-2006 7.30PM 11.00PM Location Grand Salon Hotel Carlton


Mobi Wars! Mobile TV Business Models & Value Chain Evolution
Date: April-06-2006 10:00AM 11:15AM Location: Esterel, Level 5
Mobility & Content: Entertainment Everywhere !
Date: April-06-2006 11:30AM 12:45PM Location: Esterel, Level 5
Content 360° Pitching Session: National Film Board of Canada Animation Projects For Mobile Platforms
Date: April-06-2006 11:45AM 12:45PM Location: Audi A, Level 3
Content 360° Pitching Session: BBC Cat. 1:Rich Media – Made For Mobile
Date: April-06-2006 1:15PM 2:15PM Location: Audi A,
Content 360° Pitching Session: BBC Cat.4 Web 2.0: Next-Generation Collaborative Web Concepts
Date: April-06-2006 2:30PM 3:30PM Location: Audi A, Level 3
Interactive Mobile TV, The Next Frontier?
Date: April-06-2006 2:30PM 3:30PM Location: Esterel, Level 5
User Generated Content: The Next Big Thing in Media?
Date: April-06-2006 2:30PM 3:30PM
Content 360° Pitching Session : KBC Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB), Mobile Content and Applications
Date: April-06-2006 4:00PM 5:00PM Location: Audi A, Level 3
Developing & Delivering Content Across Platforms, What Does It Take?
Date: April-06-2006 4:00PM 5:00PM
Mobile Content Distribution & Revenue Opportunities: Look To Asia & India
Date: April-06-2006 4:00PM 5:15PMLocation: Audi K, Level 4
Content 360° Pitching Session: BBC Cat.2:Total Mobile & User Generated Mobile Content
Date: April-06-2006 5:15PM 6:15PM
What Are The New Deals, And How Are They Shaking Up The Broadband Content Value Chain?
Date: April-06-2006 5:15PM 6:00PM
The Content 360° Zapping Show
Date: April-06-2006 7:00PM 8:00PMLocation: Esterel, Level 5


Mobile Entertainment Forum Workshop: How To Create, Deliver And Sell Video Content For Mobile
Date: April-07-2006 10:00AM 12:00PM
Rights & Financing Workshop: How To Navigate The Complex Digital Rights Maze & How To Fund Mobile TV & Cross Platform Content
Date: April-07-2006 9:30AM 11:30AM Location: Audi K, Level 4

Oh yes looking forward to walking the croissette and going to the Palais De Festival again but also to the black tie, first INTERNATIONAL INTERACTIVE EMMY® AWARDS on Wednesday evening — as I was a juror I will be shouting for my favourites 😉

International television and film star Dennis Haysbert (24, The Unit) will join renowned producer Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Apprentice), The Bold and The Beautiful’s Jack Wagner, French leading actress Corinne Touzet and RCTV (Venezuela) telenovela actors Veronica Schneider and Alejandro Otero to present the International Interactive Emmy® Awards on April 5, 2006. Desperate Housewives star Roger Bart will host the black-tie event.

Posted by Gary Hayes ©2005