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What do Buyers And Commissioning Editors Want?

What do TV Commissioners and Buyers Want – Exclusive Report (2021)

by MIP MARKETS on MARCH 16, 2021

This exclusive Spring MIP report gathers testimonials and insights from a panel of TV commissioners and buyers from leading companies worldwide. What is their editorial line? What type of programmes are they looking for?

Hear from the following buyers, among others!

  • CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), Canada, Jenna Bourdeau, Senior Director, Acquisitions
  • FRANCE TELEVISIONS, France, Caroline Behar, Head of Documentaries, France 5 / Head of Acquisitions & International Coproductions
  • ITV, United Kingdom, Sasha BRESLAU, Head of Acquired Series
  • RTÉ, Ireland, Dermot Horan, Director of Acquisitions and Co-Productions
  • SBS, Australia, Peter Andrews, Head of Network Programming
  • SVT – SVERIGES TELEVISION, Sweden, Mikael Osterby, Head of Factual
  • Télé-Québec, Canada, Nathalie Mayotte, Content Buyer Acquisitions, Documentaries & Fiction Series
  • VPRO, Netherlands, Nathalie Windhorst, Head of factual acquisition
  • YLE FINNISH BROADCASTING CO, Finland, Vicky SCHRODERUS, Executive in charge of international co-productions & acquisitions, YLE children’s programs
  • ZDF Enterprises GmbH, Germany, Kristina Hollstein, Director Acquisitions and Coproductions Documentaries / Children and Youth ZDF

Bringing a multitude of producers, broadcasters, investors and distributors together to discover projects across all stages of development and production, MIPTV & MIPCOMembody the go-to places for distribution and content development for all genres.


Download the report to discover all of them and how to best pitch your programmes at MIP Markets.


Here is what our key buyers have to say,

Exceptional, outstanding films with high production values, which will appeal to our global audience

John Smith
Marketing Manager

In terms of Commissioner, we always look for great partners to create synergies and strategies that enable content to reach out the best, local and internationally

Jane Doe
Sales Manager

In copro we look for big and ambitious projects, mostly suitable for prime time audiences. With a dramatic storytelling but with credibility and integrity. Of course, very strong visual treatment is very important for us

Timothy Smith
Production Lead

We rarely do full Commissioners but will pre-buy from suppliers and on topics we trust

Sam Zoghlin
Americas Distribution Manager
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