New York – World Screen is teaming with Reed MIDEM to present the first-ever Format Trendsetter Awards at MIPCOM, honouring executives for bold, innovative programming choices in format-based content.

The honourees for 2014 are Phil King, the president of CTV, sports and entertainment programming (Canada); Merrily Ross, the VP of formats at Viasat Broadcasting (Pan-Europe); Anette Romer, the head of acquisitions and formats at TV2 (Denmark); and Ran Tellem, the VP of programming at Keshet Broadcasting (Israel).

These executives will each receive a Format Trendsetter Award at the end of the Formats Superpanel — What Do Buyers Want? session at MIPCOM. Taking place at the Grand Auditorium in the Palais on Wednesday, October 15, at 3.30pm, this must-attend panel will see the honourees discussing their format acquisition strategies in conversation with Anna Carugati, World Screen’s group editorial director.