EU MEDIA Programme / Creative Europe
EU MEDIA is a six year programme of the European Union to strengthen the competitiveness of the European film, TV and new media industries, as well as to increase the international circulation of European audiovisual productions. Independent production and distribution companies can apply for interest free development loans or distribution funding. From 2014, ’Creative Europe (2014-2020)’ will replace the Media and Culture Programmes. The aim of this new initiative is to further strengthen cross border cooperation between the creative sectors within the EU and beyond. Through ’Creative Europe’. the cultural and creative sectors seek to contribute to cultural diversity as well as to growth and jobs in Europe in line with the ’Europe 2020 Strategy’ for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
At the end of 2011, - in response to the market – MTVA began a programme of theatrical distribution for content, including feature films, television drama, documentaries and new media, an opportunity provided by the MEDIA 2007 PROGRAMME which supports the development and distribution of thousands of films each year.
The Automatic Support scheme aims to encourage European distributors to invest in the co-production and distribution of films from other European countries. According to this initiative, the previous year's receipts from non-national European films is reinvested in the co-production or distribution of films from other European countries, covering the minimum distribution guarantee or release costs.
The Selective Support scheme aims to encourage distributors to invest in promoting and distributing films from other European countries by helping fund their distribution costs. This support can cover the costs which include promotion, printing copies, dubbing and subtitling, and can go to at least five distributors of short films or seven distributors of medium-length films. A points system means that only the most deserving distributor groups are selected.
Deutsche Welle (DW)
MTVA presents ‘Stories from around the world’ (’Történetek a Nagyvilágból’) and ‘Through European Eyes’ (’Európai szemmel’). ‘Stories from around the world’ is a documentary series produced by Germany’s international broadcast channel, Deutsche Welle. The series presents exciting people and stories, as well as a global selection of civil initiations from Japan to Mexico. Berlin-based DW, broadcasts content drawn from 30 countries including Hungary. ‘Through European Eyes’ is a selection of the programmes, also produced by Deutsche Welle, leading with interesting topics relating to culture, lifestyle and science.
Kvartett is a magazine programme produced with the cooperation of the Visegrad Four regional studios of Ostrava, Brno, Rzeszów, Krakow, Kosice Banská Bystrica and the production base of MTVA in Szeged. The productions focus on subjects such as family, culture, arts and science.
In September 2012, a 4-member TV crew from MTVA spent 17 days in China, in order to prepare an exciting and ambitious travel series, focusing on the Provinces of China. This series was produced in cooperation with the Chinese Office of Tourism in Zurich and the Hungarian Chinese Cultural Foundation (GASU International Ltd). This cooperation continues into 2014 and will include visits to further Chinese provinces.
Alps, Danube and Adriatic international television magazine
Started in 1982 as an Austrian initiative, MTV has been a member since 1984. Later on, MTVA took over the Hungarian reins from its predecessor. The TV programme is a compilation of reports deriving from the member organization and is broadcast twice a month. The international editorial group meets four times a year and decides jointly on the content and the structure of the next editions to be broadcast in all participating countries. The member states include Austria, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia and Hungary.
MTVA is also present in the international association of European news and current affairs magazines which exchanges items and programmes between its members free of charge. The Hungarian membership magazine is called ‘Map’ (Térkép).
The PrestoCentre Foundation
The PrestoCentre Foundation is a non-profit organisation registered in the Netherlands; a membership-driven organisation bringing together a global community of stakeholders in audiovisual digitisation and digital preservation to share, work and learn. PrestoCentre works with experts, researchers, advocates, businesses, public services, educational organisations and professional associations to enhance the audiovisual sector's ability to provide long-term access to heritage material.
Cooperation Agreements in 2013
Turkish Radio and Television Corporation
Radio and Television of Slovakia
Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company
Radio and Television Corporation of Slovenia
Radio and Television of Vojvodina
Radio and Television of Kosovo
Khabar News Agency, Kazakhstan