Worldwide tv market MIPCOM has elevated safety within the wake of the Israel-Hamas warfare, following the lead of the French authorities, which has stepped up safety measures amid fears of assaults in opposition to members of the Jewish neighborhood.
“Your safety is our precedence as at all times, and in keeping with the latest occasions with France, elevating their nationwide safety ranges. Now we have additionally elevated all of our safety measures all through the market and so they have been heightened all through Cannes,” stated Lucy Smith, director of the leisure division at MIPCOM Cannes organizer RX France. “Our purpose is at all times to take action with the minimal of inconvenience to you. And we actually do admire your cooperation.”
The heightened safety measures didn’t trigger noticeable disruptions or delays on the bottom, with no main enhance in ready instances to enter MIPCOM occasions.
The Israel-Hamas warfare appears a world away from Cannes, the place tons of of worldwide tv executives have gathered to debate the way forward for the worldwide TV enterprise. MIPCOM Cannes runs by means of Thursday, Oct. 19. However Smith did observe that most of the round 70 Israeli executives who had deliberate to attend this yr canceled within the wake of Hamas’ Oct. 7 assaults.
“As a result of devastating battle in Israel and Gaza, the bulk [of Israeli attendees] have been unable to affix us,” Smith stated. “We’re very heartened that there are a number of Israeli exhibitors right here at the moment, and others who’re persevering with to exhibit with the assist of their worldwide groups.”
On behalf of MIPCOM, Smith additionally expressed her sympathy with “all the harmless victims in Israel and Gaza following final week’s horrific terrorist assaults” and famous that RX France dad or mum firm RX World was supporting humanitarian aid throughout the area.