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Eesti Rahvusringhääling (ERR) – Estonian Public Broadcasting is a publicly funded radio and television organization created in Estonia on 1 June 2007 to take over the functions of the formerly separate Eesti Raadio (Estonian Radio) and Eesti Televisioon (Estonian Television). ETV was created in 1955 and is mainly focusing on news and entertainment, competes for wide audience. ETV 2, digital channel, was created in 2008 to broadcast Russian language programs and programs for children. From 2009 Autumn, it is also broadcasting documentaries.
Area of responsibility (acquisition, pre-buy, co-production). Will it be the same next year? Please, specify if there are any changes planned:
Acquisition (documentaries and animation).
Documentary genre(s) programmed:
Current affairs docs, creative author-driven films, science docs, nature/wildlife docs, music docs.
Number of hours annually commissioned/acquired:
Approx. 200 hours.
Number of hours from international producers:
Approx. 180 hours.
EUR 500 - 600 for 1-hour documentaries.
Three recent examples of international co-productions commissioned or acquired (with country of origin):
Last Train Home (China, Canada); Chemo (Poland); Cities in Speed (Denmark); Google Baby (Israel, India, USA); Dreamland (Iceland).
Preference regarding the length and format (single/series):
For science and natural history mainly series, for creative and music docs single documentaries; 1-hour, can be longer for creative documentaries.
What do you expect of the East Doc Platform?:
New creative documentaries from the area.