One of the reasons the pubcasting
initiative is so welcome is that top broadcasters E1 Trece and Telefe produce much of their own content or have output deals with the likes of Ideas del Sur and Pol-ka.
Radio Television Espanola (RTVE), Spain's main pubcasting
group, announced last week it would match 2007's 34 million [euro] ($53 million) film investment this year.
execs, too, had little good news for documakers.
All this is a far cry from just five years ago, when "international co-production" and "the future of pubcasting
" (not podcasting!) were the trade show topics du jour.
Pic is a natural for multiple exposures on the global fest circuit, and likely will crick with simpatico viewers through pubcasting
and cable showcases.
Beyond fest play, the feature seems most suited for pubcasting
, with the complete series sure to stand as an important educational tool and historical record.
To compete with commercial broadcasters such as Polsat and TVN while fulfilling its cultural and educational pubcasting
remit, TVP will move most cultural programs to thematic channels.
Ken Tomlinson admits he didn't come to praise pubcasting
. But neither, he insists, did he come to bury it.
Presence of heavyweights like Renee Fleming and Yo-Yo Ma, letting their long hair down, should get this into music-minded fests and onto pubcasting
The Labor party, which has been out of the ruling coalition for several years, is one of the strongest supporters of the pubcasting
system as it is.
Mann is the "consultant" Tomlinson hired to monitor pubcasting
for liberal slants.
Film will make ideal pubcasting
material, and a fine educational tool in nonfundamentalist school districts.