Preparations for the L.A. Screenings will be the main focus of VideoAge’s MIP-TV (April) Issue. This year, the Screenings will be more important and more attended than ever due to the changes that new U.S. President Donald Trump is making.

New FCC chairman, new bi-lateral treaties (instead of multilateral), the role of the MPA, and the influence of the religious right over programming, will give international TV executives more than one reason to be in Hollywood this coming May.

To get calendar updates consult: http://www.videoageinternational.net/l-a-screenings-2017/. In any case, dates are May 16-18 for the indies and May 18-26 for the studios, as indicated in the calendar pictured above.

VideoAge’s MIP-TV Issue will also list the commissioned pilots and will report on many other topics of interest, like the new TV foreign ownership law in Poland, the various definitions of streaming– including technical, legal and windowing aspects.

Plus, reviews of markets such as NATPE and Sportel for those executives who did not attend or were too busy at their exhibition stands, and a preview of MIP-TV to be prepared.

The Issue will also report on Canada’s preparation for the MIP-TV market, while the International TV Distribution Hall of Fame honoree will be unforgettable U.S. Hispanic TV pioneer Carlos Barba.

In all, VideoAge will feature 20 news articles, while VideoAge Daily at MIP-TV will be focusing on children’s television and animation on Day 1, formats on Day 2, and LATAM content/pre L.A. Screenings on Day 3.