The web comes to Cannes for TV viewers
Kevin Spacey will be on the French Riviera this week for a TV trade show that will pit content-hungry websites such as Netflix and Hulu against traditional broadcasters.
The Cannes MIPCOM fair is the biggest market for TV programmes. And those sites are willing to pay top dollar to lure viewers from TV to the Web.
"Netflix and Hulu are competing aggressively and they are going to the source for rights -- the producers," said Jack Davison, a consultant at London-based TV adviser 3Vision.