Post Event Report / 2019

The world's only market connecting international sellers with Russian & CIS buyers

World Content Market – Moscow, key B2B marketplace for creation, distribution and monetization of TV & Digital content in Russia and CIS, were held in 2 sessions (28-30 May 2019 and 20-22 November 2019) in Moscow, Russia.

The market serves as a bridge for deal-making between international sales companies and Russian & CIS buyers. 3,000 delegates representing 700+ companies from 40+ countries participated in spring and autumn sessions. 400+ well known international sales companies exhibited. 6 National Pavilions: Armenia, United Kingdom, Iran, Italy, China and Taiwan. TV content buyers represented 45% from total number of participants (TV Broadcasters – 25%). Many important deals were concluded during the World Content Market – Moscow.  

Participants negotiated and closed deals in following business areas:

 

Companies from following sectors participated:

 

Exhibitors from 40+ countries

400 + well known international sales companies exhibited during spring and autumn sessions.  They offered content of all genres for all platforms.

Among exhibitors from Russia and CIS: NTV CHANNEL, GORKY FILM STUDIO, RED MEDIA, CTC MEDIA, FRIDAY CHANNEL, TV CENTER, SOVTELEXPORT, FILM STUDIO SOUZMULTFILM, “KAZAKHSTAN” REPUBLIC TV AND RADIO CORPORATION, RUSSIAN REPORT, AFL PRODUCTION, CLS MEDIA, INTRA COMMUNICATIONS, IGMAR, KINOATIS, PARADISE, CAPELLA FILM, NATIONAL TELEVISION SYNDICATE, MASTER RESHENY, STP MEDIA, PRIME CINEMA, VIDEO PRODUCTION, STUDIO U7, CONTENT CONSULT, and others.

Among international exhibitors: APOLLO MUSIC (Denmark), ARTE DISTRIBUTION (France), ATV (Turkey), BOULDER CREEK INTERNATIONAL (UK), CARACOL INTERNACIONAL (Colombia), CZECH TELEVISION (Czech Republic), DANDELOOO (France), ECCHO RIGHTS (Sweden), FIGHTING SPIRIT (France), FLAME DISTRIBUTION (Australia), GLOBAL AGENCY (Turkey), INDONESIA ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (IEG) (Indonesia), KANAL D (Turkey), KEW MEDIA DISTRIBUTION (UK), KOTV LIMITED - ADVISERS MEDIA INTERNATIONAL (AMI) (UK), MEDIATOON DISTRIBUTION (France), MEDIAWAN RIGHTS (France), MILLIMAGES (France), MISTCO (Turkey), MONDOTV (Italy), OFF THE FENCE (Netherlands), PARADE MEDIA GROUP (UK), RAI COM (Italy), TELEVISA INTERNACIONAL LLC (Mexico), TOEI ANIMATION EUROPE (France) and others.

6 National Pavilions

6 national pavilions were organized:

UNITED KINGDOM PAVILION – organized under support of Department of International Trade of the United Kingdom Embassy (DIT Russia).  Established in 2015, organized twice a year, the United Kingdom Pavilion helped to 60+ companies from United Kingdom to establish business with Russian companies. 

ITALY PAVILION - organized under support of ICE (Department of International Trade of the Italian Embassy) for second time, united 12 Italian companies under one roof. Business program included pre-arranged B2B meetings with buyers during the market, Italian content showcase, visits to offices of key companies in Moscow.

CHINA PAVILION - organized by The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China, State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of The People’s Republic of China, Shanghai Media Group, united Chinese companies on 80 square meters China Pavilion branded stand. The program included Chinese Program Showcase, Chinese Screenings, B2B meetings.

IRAN PAVILION - organized by Iran government body, united Iranian animation companies under Persian Animation Pavilion stand.  Iranian animation companies organized an animation pitching session.

TAIWAN PAVILION - organized by Taipei Multimedia Production Association (TMPA) for second time, united Taiwan companies on 70 square meters Taiwan Pavilion branded stand. The program included B2B meetings, Taiwan Program Showcase, Pitching, and Party.

ARMENIAN PAVILION – organized by Armenian Ministry of Culture for the first time, united production and distribution companies from Armenia.

Unique Database for B2B Meetings

The World Content Market – Moscow has a unique, the only one in Russia, professional contacts database for B2B meetings arrangement. The database contains information about registered participants, including: company’s name and address, company’s contact information, activities, participants’ names and job positions, participants’ phones and emails. Using the database, participants are able to contact their clients and prospects one month in advance and arrange an individual meeting schedule.

In 2019, a special program for international sales companies included B2B meetings arrangement support during the market and visits to offices of key companies in Moscow.

Conferences and workshops

The conference program was focused on latest industry trends in Russia and CIS. 60+ conferences, workshops, pitching sessions and seminars were organized during the market. Here are just few examples of successful sessions:

Research and Industry Trends

 “Television audience - Trends at the Start of the Season 2019/2020” conference by Mediascope, Russia

 “Trends in global TV market 2019-2020” conference by TNT Channel, Russia  

International Cooperation

“Russia – UK”, Russia – Italy” and “Russia – China” media forums gave an opportunity for cooperation in terms of content acquisition, sales and coproduction.

“Focus on Asia” panel united speakers from Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, and India.

International sales companies organized content presentations of following genres: movies, series, documentaries, animation, formats, music, sport, etc…

New technologies

 “OTT-Revolution: Content Production for Online Platforms” workshop by TELESPUTNIK PUBLISHING HOUSE, Russia
“TV /Video Content Monetization for OTT Platforms” conference by HD Media and OTT/IPTV service ViNTERA.TV, Russia

Regional television development

TV Broadcasters from 66 Russian cities attended the market. They were involved in a special conference program focused on actual trends in regional television in Russia. Well known syndication companies as STP MEDIA, MASTER RESHENY and NATIONAL TELEVISION SYNDICATION prepared a perfect program for regional TV Broadcasters in spring and in autumn. Here are just few examples of these important sessions:

 

Animation cooperation

Animation sector is very strong in Russia. Russian animation studios are well known in many countries. Many of them are open for international cooperation. Russian Animated Film Association united key animation studios on the panel “New Russian Animated Projects”.

Persian Animation Pavilion organized a coproduction pitching with participation of 15 animation studios from Iran.

Legal Support   

During the market, participants could get legal support from Pavel Katkov - Member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation on Intellectual Property, lecturer at the Moscow Cinema, owner and senior partner of KATKOV AND PARTNERS.

 

Who participate in the Content Market – Moscow?

Since its start in Moscow in 2014, the World Content Market was chosen as a business platform by absolutely all federal and many regional TV Broadcasters, online platforms, biggest number of producers and distributors from Russia and CIS region interested to do business with international sales companies.

International geography (2014-2019)

International geography of the market covers 40+ countries and all continents. Our market gives a perfect opportunity to do business with almost all Hollywood majors (they Russian offices) and well known companies from every corner of the globe. We are proud of our international participants, here are some of them:

UK: BBC, BANIJAI RIGHTS

FRANCE: GAUMONT, ARTE, FRANCE TV DISTRIBUTION, MEDIAWAN, MEDIATOON, MILLIMAGE

ITALY: RAI, RTI, MONDO TV, RAINBOW

SPAIN: RTVE, TELEVISIO DE CATALUNYA, IMAGINA, IMIRA ENTERNAINMENT.

GERMANY: ZDF, BAVARIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL, BETA FILM, RED ARROW ENTERTAINMENT.

OTHER EUROPE: CZECH TELEVISION, ORF, YLE FINNISH BROADCASTING, DARO FILM DISTRIBUTION, FCCE, OFF THE FENCE, ECCHO RIGHTS.  

LATAM: TELEVISA, GLOBO TV, CARACOL TV, TV AZTECA, COMAREX, RECORD TV

MIDDLE EAST: AL JAZEERA DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL, AL JAZEERA CHILDREN'S CHANNEL, MBC/O3 PRODUCTION, ARAB TELEMEDIA PRODUCTIONS.

TURKEY: TRT, CANAL D, ATV, GLOBAL AGENCY

CHINA: SHANGHAI MEDIA GROUP, CCTV, CHINA LITERATURE, CHINA MOVIE CHANNEL, JIANGSU BROADCASTING CORPORATION, 1905 (BEIJING) NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, CHINA HUACE FILM & TV

SOUTH KOREA: KBS, MBC, SBS, CJ ENTERTAINMENT

JAPAN: FUJI TELEVISION NETWORK, TOKYO BROADCASTING SYSTEM TELEVISION, NHK, TOEI, TMS

PHILIPPINES: all major TV Channels, including GMA WORLDWIDE, ABS-CBN BROADCASTING CORPORATION, TV5 INTERNATIONAL (PILIPINAS GLOBAL NETWORK LIMITED).

TAIWAN: all major TV Channels, including DA AI TELEVISION, CHIMESTONE DIGITAL PRODUCTIONS, DA CHAO TV MEDIA CO., LTD, JASON'S ENTERTAINMENT CO.LTD., MAGIG 9 SOUND & VISION PRODUCTIONS, SANLIH E-TELEVISION, SKYKING INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD., XANTHUS DIGI TAL PICTURE.LTD COPYRIGHT, YUAN CHIN LLC.

OTHER ASIA:  ZEE TV (India), STAR INDIA (Индия), INDIACAST (India), VIETNAM MEDIA CORP (Vietnam), WORK POINT (Thailand), MEDIACORP TV (Singapore), INDONESIA ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (Indonesia), IRIB MEDIA TRADE (Iran), MVP ENTERTAINMENT (Indonesia), and many others.

Russia and CIS strong participation

World Content Market has a very big support in Russia and CIS. Among our participants:

 

Russian regional support

World Content Market has a very big support among regional TV Broadcasters in Russia.  

Only in 2019, TV Broadcasters from 66 Russian cities (Astrakhan, Barnaul, Veliky Novgorod, Vladivostok, Vladimir, Vologda, Voronezh, Voskresensk, Gelendzhik, Yekaterinburg, Yelets, Zhukovsky, Ivanovo, Ivanteyevka, Izhevsk, Irkutsk, Kazan, Kaluga, Kirov, Kovrov, Kostroma, Krasnogorsk, Krasnodar, Krasnodar , Lyubertsy, Lyubertsy, Magas, Makhachkala, Mirny, Moscow, Moskvka, Arkhangelsk, Muravlenko, Mytishchi, Nadym, Nizhnevartovsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Noyabrsk, Omsk, Penza, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Ryazan, Samara, St. Petersburg, Saratov, Sergiev Posad, Simferopol, Smolensk, So and Syktyvkar, Tambov, Tver, Tomsk, Tula, Ufa, Khabarovsk, Chelyabinsk, Cherepovets, Shlisselburg, Yakutsk) participated on the market!

 

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Our next markets:

26-28 May 2020, Moscow, Russia
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Looking forward to see you on the World Content Market 2020!