Category: LIFE IN THE CHANNELS

Latest breaking news and information about mediterranean televisions and institutions

Algeria / Dzair TV stops transmitting

In early June the private Algerian channel Dzair TV announced it was closing down. In a statement, senior managers told staff to stay at home, saying there was no work. Although the news was formally announced at the beginning of June, the channel had already disappeared from the screens once before, in mid-March, when Eutelsat …

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Algeria / End of analogue transmission

Algerians can no longer receive their public television channels using terrestrial analogue. On June 17th the country switched permanently to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) thanks to the completion of the first relay network. The release of analogue frequencies will free up resources for Digital Radio (DRM). The creation of a second DTT network is under …

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Italy / Signature of two decrees supporting the film and audiovisual industries

On June 5th Dario Franceschini, the Italian Minister for Heritage, Cultural Activities and Tourism, signed two decrees supporting the film and audiovisual industries. Worth a total of €120 million, these measures are a new use of Italy’s Emergency Fund for Cinema and Entertainment created in March (the Cura Italia decree). The first decree strengthens the …

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North Africa / TV5Monde the leading French-language channel in North Africa

Logo TV5 Monde

According to the results of the 2019 study Kantar TNS Africascope Maghreb, TV5MONDE maintains its position as the leading French-language channel in Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco for the target audience of 15 years and older, executives and managers. The data for the study were collected in the twelve principal towns of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. …

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France / Algérie, mon amour, a broadcast which went down badly

On May 26th France 5 broadcast Algérie, mon amour, a documentary by journalist Mustapha Kessous. It caused an outcry in Algeria. In his film Kessous, a journalist on Le Monde, tries to explain the Hirak, an on-going popular protest movement against the state. Kessous focusses on five young Algerians under the age of 30. They …

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Greece / ERT support for films

ERT, Greek public television, has just announced which Greek productions and co-productions will receive financial support. The total amount of funding is €714,000 – to comply with the rule that broadcasters give 1.5% of their gross income to Greek cinema. The Greek broadcasting company will support twelve projects. Among the selected feature films there are …

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Tunisia / Controversy surrounding series shown during Ramadan

There are always a lot of television series aired in North Africa during Ramadan, appealing to a wide audience every day when the fast is broken. Very often these productions made for Ramadan tackle sensitive subjects, but this year some series have created controversy. There has been a lot of discussion about a series called …

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