BSkyB’s Turner Laing to deliver MIPTV 2013 Keynote

MIPTV 2013 – CANNES. BSkyB’s Sophie Turner Laing is poised to open the MIPTV 2013 Media Mastermind keynote line-up.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, MIPTV’s 50th edition will take place in Cannes, April 8 – 11, 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 the 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,” added 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.”