Barrandov studio launches digital TV

Barrandov film studio announced plans to launch digital TV Barrandov this summer. The €4 million (CZK 100 million) construction of the TV studios should be completed in June, and employees…
27-05-2008

Malta digital TV firm attains subscription goal

GO Plus TV announced it reached its target of 25,000 subscribers. The telecom company reaches 95% of Malta households.
26-05-2008

Delta takes FIPRESCI prize at Cannes

Hungarian director Kornel Mondruczo's Delta won the film critics' FIPRESCI award at the 61st Cannes film festival. The award was accepted by German co-producer Susanne Marian on behalf of Mondruczo,…
26-05-2008

Blind Loves wins CICAE award at Cannes

Slovak director Juraj Lehotsky won the CICAE prize for his documentary film Blind Loves, which competed in the Directors Fortnight section at the Cannes film festival, which concluded May 25.…
25-05-2008

Megatron wins Best Short Film at Cannes

Romanian director Marian Crisan won the Best Short Film Palme d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival at the closing ceremony May 24 for Megatron. The award was presented by…
25-05-2008

Bulgaria to get second HDTV service

Cable provider CableTEL is to launch a new four-channel HDTV service within the month. The announcement follows rival Eurocom's plan to launch three HDTV channels.
22-05-2008

The Womb wins ScripTeast competition

Hungary's Benedek Fliegauf has won the second ScripTeast scriptwriting competition for his script The Womb, an ethical drama about human cloning. The announcement was made at the Cannes film festival.
22-05-2008

MediaPro buys Metrodome

TV-Loonland confirmed the sale of independent film distributor Metrodome to MediaPro. MediaPro acquired a 50.1% stake in Metrodome.
21-05-2008

Warner Bros Dubs Moonlight at Graffitti Studio

Sofia's Graffitti Studio has completed dubbing for the Warner Bros TV series Moonlight. It was the first U.S. studio contract for the Bulgarian sound studio.
21-05-2008

MultiChoice Hellas renews Cyprus NOVA platform

MultiChoice Hellas announced it has renewed its pay-TV platform NOVA contract with Eutelsat Hot Bird to 2020. The contract will also provide expansion of coverage with a fifth transponder.
21-05-2008

TV Nova launches internet portal tn.cz

TV Nova launched its internet portal tn.cz on May 5. The new site, which features short video newscasts, joins TV Nova's original site, nova.cz, which focuses on entertainment content.
21-05-2008

TVN stock plummets following purchase of stake in

Polish commercial broadcaster TVN saw its share price drop to a nine-month low on Tuesday, May 20, following its purchase of a 25% plus one share stake in the digital…
20-05-2008

Boogie heads to Transylvania film festival

Following its debut in the Directors' Fortnight section at Cannes, Radu Muntean's Boogie will make its Romanian bow as part of the Romanian Days section at the seventh edition of…
20-05-2008

Regional Film Funds Institution launches first major project in Poland

Silesia's Regional Film Fund, Silesia-Film, will grant €296,000 (PLN1 million) for scripts thematically linked with Silesia and for productions that bring business to the local film industry. Selected films can…
20-05-2008

Lithuanian stars form political party

Lithuanian actors, musicians, and TV personalities gathered on May 18 to form a new political group, the National Awakening Party. However, with only 687 delegates, far short of the 1,000…
20-05-2008

SPI to launch HD-TV in Romania

Independent film distributor SPI plans to add Romania to its roster of HD-TV stations this fall. The Romanian station will join "n" in Poland, along with "Orange" which broadcasts in…
19-05-2008

Hallmark plans film to shoot in Poland

Hallmark Hall of Fame is in pre-production with a film on Holocaust heroine Irena Sendler to shoot in Poland. According to reports from Associated Press, The Irena Sendler Story will…
19-05-2008

Czech film audiences decline in first quarter

Film viewers in the Czech Republic dropped by nearly a half million in the first quarter of 2008, according to data released by the Association of Film Distributors (www.ufd.cz).
19-05-2008

New general director for Barrandov

Barrandov Studios announced the appointment of Jana Vozarova as general director of the studio and head of its new digital TV venture, TV Barrandov, in a press release on May…
18-05-2008

HungariCom presents a slate of eight films in Cannes

The independent Hungarian distribution company HungariCom leads off its Marche du Film slate with the Hungarian/U.S. adult animated feature Immigrant.
18-05-2008