Pre-MIPTV deals lining up

Polish and Czech TV stations are among those signing deals leading up to the MIPTV market in Cannes.
17-03-2009

CEE channels grow ProSeibenSat.1

Despite a drop in consolidated revenues for the ProSiebenSat.1 Media group, stations in Hungary and Romania accounted for a growing percentage of the corporations's revenues.
12-03-2009

EFP's "Up Next" reunites distributors in Sofia

"European Distributors: Up Next!", launched by European Film Promotion at the San Sebastian festival last September, has spawned a planned reunion of independent Central European distributors during the Sofia Meetings,…
09-03-2009

Mission London sets shooting date

The shooting of the Bulgarian-Hungarian-Macedonian co-production Mission London will start in May, producer Laszlo Kantor told FNE.
08-03-2009

German funds go to Czech, Hungarian, Bulgarian films

Germany's Leipzig-based Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), one of the country's most active film funds investing in Central European production, announced support for some of the region's hottest projects.
05-03-2009

Directors head to Cinefondation residence programme

Directors from Poland and Slovenia are among the six young filmmakers chosen for the Cannes' festival La Residence de la Cinefondation.
03-03-2009

Four Central European countries on piracy watch list

The International Intellectual Property Alliance has placed Hungary, Romania, Poland and Bulgaria on its annual piracy watch list.
26-02-2009

EU countries moving forward on digital TV switch

The EU Commission announced that all member states but one are on target for a total switchover from analogue to digital TV by 2012.
19-02-2009

Cinema attendance leaps in Slovakia and Bulgaria

Slovakia, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Russia were the top performing European countries for cinema attendance growth in 2008.
10-02-2009

Trieste Film Festival threatened with loss of main festival venue

The Trieste Film Festival (www.triestefilmfestival.it) closed on a negative note as the festival's artistic director Annamaria Percavassi announced that the festival's main venue, the Excelsior Cinema, would close its doors…
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Film New Europe wins EU support for 2009

Film New Europe is proud to announce that it has been awarded a grant of 68,000 Euros from the MEDIA Programme of the European Union for 2009 to continue its…
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Adrian Sarbu to replace retiring CME CEO Garin

Central European Media Enterprises (CME) announced that CEO Michael Garin is retiring to become vice chairman of the board of directors, and named Adrian Sarbu as President.
15-12-2008

Central European films compete for Golden Globes slot

Films from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Romania, Lithuania, and Poland are among 53 titles qualifying for a chance at the Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Film.
03-12-2008

Berlinale special on Central European Cold War films

The 2009 Berlinale will present a 15-part series of Central and East European films under the title "After Winter Comes Spring - Films Presaging the Fall of the Wall."
03-12-2008

CME projects slowdown

Central European Media Enterprises (CME) CEO Michael Garin said the company plans to see a slowing of its growth rate in its Central European markets.
02-12-2008

Austrian TV looks for expansion in Central Europe

The Austrian Broadcasting Service (ORS), which controls the transmission towers of Austrian public broadcaster ORF, is bidding on expansions in Central European territories.
25-11-2008

Central Europeans win Hot Bird Awards

Polish, Hungarian, and Romanian theme channels were among the winners of the annual Hot Bird TV Awards, announced on November 17.
24-11-2008

Hungarian Maiden lines up financing, cast

Los Angeles-based filmmaker and actor Endre Hules (Seven, Apollo 13) is returning to his homeland, Hungary to make his 1.4 million euro (HUF 375 million) directorial debut, The Maiden Danced…
23-11-2008

Pan-Baltic TV channel discussions

Prime ministers from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania meeting in Estonia held discussion on a potential pan-Baltic TV channel on November 21.
23-11-2008

DISCOP East announces new participants

DISCOP East has announced participation by several new companies for the June 16-19 event in Budapest.
17-11-2008