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BUDAPEST: Hungary will begin switching off analogue terrestrial broadcasts at the end of October 2012, beginning with the end of analogue broadcasting of public broadcaster Magyar Televizio’s (www.mtva.hu) leading channel M1.

Fox International Channels (www.foxinternationalchannels.com) plans to introduce its pay TV Fox channel in nine Balkan countries on 15 October 2012.

FNE AVP Live ! Interview with Doris Pack, Chair Culture and Education Committee, European Parliament.   FNE asks Pack about the future of the audiovisual industry in Europe and the Creative Europe

FNE EXCLUSIVE: FNE asks Silver about Create Europe and what it means for the European audiovisual industry.

Leading up to the 1 October 2012 deadline for the Oscar’s Best Foreign Language Film submissions, Central Europeans unveiled their Oscar contenders. The following films have been selected to represent their countries.

Baltic films looking for Oscar nominations in the Best Foreign Language Film category are finding domestic box office success in Estonia and Finland.

FNE AVP Live ! Interview with UK MEP Mary Honeyball, member of the Culture and Education Committee of the EU Parliament.   FNE asks Honeyball about Creative Europe and how the audiovisual industries of the smaller countries of the EU can better form partnerships with larger countries like the UK.

FNE AVP Live ! Interview with Detlef Rossman, President of CICAE, (International Confederation of Art Cinemas). FNE asks Rossman about digitalisation and the other challenges facing European distributors and exhibitors.


WARSAW: CARTOON MASTERS (www.cartoon-media.eu) is accepting applications for scholarships to its finance workshop for professionals from new MEDIA Programme/new EU member states. The deadline for applications is 12 October 2012.