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MIPTV 2014: Jerry Springer heads to Cannes with Discovery

Jerry SpringerJerry Springer will be in Cannes for MIPDoc.

The infamous US talkshow host will speak on the Sunday (April 6) of the documentary market and talk about his new show Tabloid.

Unveiled this morning as part of the launch slate for new international Discovery channel ID Extra, Tabloid will see Springer probe bizarre true stories based in headline-creating crime and human interest stories from the US.

ID Extra is the new female-skewing series that Discovery is launching alongside the existing Investigation Discovery channel in the Central and Eastern Europe and Middle East and Africa region.

Paul Welling, senior VP, head of channels, Discovery Networks CEEMEA will also speak, alongside Springer, in the session.

TBI will be moderating the conference event, which starts at 11.30 and will take place in the Conference Room of the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez.