PARIS, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of MIPTV's intensified programme for brands, world-renowned Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner and Red Bull Media House's CCO, Alexander Koppel, will give an exclusive MIPTV Media Mastermind keynote on Tuesday 9 April. The programme also presents a Brands & Content Masterclass and MIPTV's Brand of the Year Award. Organised by Reed MIDEM, MIPTV will take place in Cannes, 8-11 April 2013, and includes a specialised MIPCube programme dedicated to branded content and innovation in television.
The team that achieved the Red Bull Stratos – Mission to the Edge of Space will share their experiences and some key results at MIPTV. On 14 October 2012, Baumgartner flew 39 km into the stratosphere in a helium balloon, before free falling back to Earth, reaching the speed of 1,342 km/h and becoming the first human to break the sound barrier without any form of engine power.
Red Bull Media House was responsible for the documentation and multi-platform distribution of the Red Bull Stratos mission, which held the world's attention in 2012 delivering the most watched live stream in history. Eight million eyeballs watched Baumgartner's feat live on the web and it later entered the 2012 top ten of YouTube's most viewed videos. During their joint keynote at MIPTV, entitled "The Red Bull Stratos Experience," Baumgartner and Koppel will speak together about the way such a global media event with one of the biggest global exposures has been created.
MIPCube's Brands & Content Masterclass will gather 60 high-level executives from brands, ad agencies, production companies specialised in branded entertainment, broadcasters, digital platforms, social networks and talent agencies. On Tuesday 9 April, at the Cannes Majestic Hotel, they will share best practices from a selection of some of the best branded entertainment campaigns, through high-profile presentations, debates, and hands-on workshops.