HIGHLIGHTS, APRIL 4, 2017

Key takeaways from the second day's programme on the Creative Europe MEDIA stand

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Formats differ from scripted programmes in that the concept itself is by definition easy to copy, as they are meant to function as a template. This puts the emphasis on protecting the concept instead of the script or execution.

 

There is an interesting future in the cutting edge of documentaries, where docs are technically innovative and cross over with games.

 

Vaclav Kvanickza, Czech Television
The TV law in Czech Republic will come under review later on this year, which should allow Czech TV to go for digital productions.
 
Nathalie Windhorst, BNN-VARA EO HUMAN KRO-NCRV MAX NOS NTR VPRO
Over 125 hours of documentary programmes are bought for these Dutch channels each year, with a special interest for politically and socially oriented films.
 
Sarah McCormack, Beyond Distribution
Beyond can help producers at the development stage: they can look at a slate to check its market potential and help with pre-sales for the financing.
 
David Royle, Smithsonian Channel
The Smithsonian channel co-produces 44% of its content, with one keyword: exclusivity for its audience.