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Bulgarian cable operator Blizoo received a fine from the Commission for Protection of Competition, the Bulgarian office responsible for monopoly oversight. Blizoo is the country's leading cable company.
Production is underway on the new Bulgarian TV series Sofianites Too Much which is set to air in March 2011. The series, about two neighboring families, is is produced by…
SOFIA: Viktor Chouchkov Jr.'s debut film Tilt (www.tilt.bg) rose to the top spot on the Bulgarian box office on its opening weekend 11-13 February 2011), with 14,200 admissions and box…
Bulgaria has become the largest European buyer of Turkish soap operas, according to a Bulgarian National Radio report. Bulgaria acquired 27 Turkish soaps, followed by Macedonia with 17.
With 376,843 admissions Dimitar Mitovski's Mission London (www.mission-london.com) outperformed James Cameron's Avatar which ended the year with 300,205 admissions. However, Avatar earned €1,743,807 in box office, putting it in first…
SOFIA: Telemaniac Media Group (www.telemaniac.net), a Bulgarian media group, will launch T-Rock TV, a music TV channel, on 10 February 2011.
Bulgarian film and theatre director Javor Gardev (Zift) announced he will no longer direct Zinkograf, the futuristic psycho-thriller based on Vladislav Todorov's novel of the same name.
SOFIA: Central European Media Enterprises (www.cetv-net.com) is ending terrestrial broadcast of its Pro.BG station (www.probg.bg), the second most important channel of the group after bTV (www.btv.bg). Replacing it is entertainment…
Bulgarian distributors are stepping up to distribute domestic films. Two companies, A Plus and Pro Films, are investing their own funds to continue support for Bulgarian films in 2011.
Bulgaria's Day of National Cinema, held on 13 January 2011, was a quieter event due to the funding difficulties the film industry faced over the past year. Taking place in…
Bulgaria's contested tender for DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television) multiplexes could be declared void by the European Commission. The Austrian Broadcasting Services, Oesterreichischer Rundfunksender (www.ors.at) , the original frontrunner, eventually withdrew…
SOFIA: The Executive Director of Bulgaria's National Film Centre (www.nfc.bg) Alexander Donev resigned on 23 December 2010. Donev was elected to the position in May 2009. It was the second…
For the Bulgarian film industry 2010 was a year of high optimism and bitter disappointment at the same time. Optimism and pride in the industry's accomplishments hit the wall of…
SOFIA: An amendment to Bulgaria's Film Industry Act has provoked a wave of protest from Bulgarian filmmakers. The amendment paves the way for the reduction of funding for film production.
Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov fired the deputy minister of culture Dimitar Dereliev immediately after a meeting between him and representatives of the film community on Saturday, 11 December 2010.
Bulgaria has rescheduled analog switch off to early 2015, a postponement of two years. The European Commission has urged EU member states to complete the transition to digital by 1…
SOFIA: Svetlana Vassileva has been appointed CEO of Modern Times Group's Bulgarian station, Nova TV. The appointment was announced on 19 October 2010.
SOFIA: Yet another sign of the Bulgarian film industry's recent rise to prominence, Berlinale programmer Dieter Kosslick completed his first trip to Bulgaria to speak with Bulgarian filmmakers.
Bulgaria's international success Eastern Plays (www.easternplays.com) continued its winning streak, taking the Golden Rose of the 29th Varna National Film Festival. Headed by director Ivan Nitchev, the feature film jury…
VARNA: Bulgarian filmmakers have become the latest victims of the austerity measures sweeping Europe in the wake of the European governments bail out of banks following the global financial crisis.


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