The October (MIPCOM) Issue of VideoAge is big, but it can still be comfortably held by hand and carried around Cannes.

Articles that readers won’t want to miss include: “The Complex World of the Canadian Upfronts,” which is even baffling to Canadians, as well as a soul-searching interview with Rocco Commisso, owner of Mediacom, the fifth-largest cable operator in the U.S. (As with most VideoAge interviews, its reporters actually traveled to Rocco’s Mediacom headquarters north of New York City.)

VideoAge also interviewed Sean Cohan, A+E Networks president, International & Digital Media, in his office, and “did” lunch with former Disney Media Distribution president of Global Distribution Ben Pyne, to review upcoming trends in broadcasting, cable and SVoD.

The October Issue also covers Italian television (including a face-to-face meeting with RAI’s Luca Milano), French television and Canadian television without neglecting news from Greece, Argentina, Russia and China.

In terms of programming trends, expect in-depth reports about children’s animation and drama offerings at the L.A. Screenings.

This Issue of VideoAge is also unique for the sheer number of countries that advertised (15, including companies from Asia, Latin America, North America and Europe), the number of U.S. studios that advertised (Disney, Lionsgate, Viacom and A+E Networks, are included, while CBS, Fox, NBCUniversal and Sony Pictures selected VideoAge Daily), and the total number of companies that advertised: 47, with some doubling in VideoAge’s Daily.

The printed October Issue of VideoAge will be distributed at MIPCOM and mailed to program buyers around the world. The digital version is already available online together with the advertisers’ links.