Yle Fem - Finnish Broadcasting Company
Commissioning Editor, Buyer
Co-production, pre-buy, acquisitions.
Documentary genre(s) programmed:
Human interest stories.
Number of hours annually commissioned/acquired:
Approx 100 h.
Number of hours from international producers:
80% foreign, 20% domestic.
The Guerrilla Son (Sweden), A Good Life (Denmark), Putin's Kiss (Denmark), Big Boys Gone Bananas (Sweden), Bakhmaro (Georgia), Lifeguard (Chile), Girl Model (USA), Columbus (USA) and many more.
Three recent examples of international co-productions commissioned or acquired (with country of origin):
Single 60' - 90'.
Preference regarding the length and format (single/series):
Good films and projects.
What do you expect of the East Doc Platform?:
YLE is the national public service broadcasting company in Finland with duties laid down by law. YLE operates 4 national television channels, 6 radio channels, and growing internet service. YLE ranks first in television viewing in the country. YLE is the main purveyor and producer of domestic culture, and 48% of its television programs are made in Finland. YLE is a limited company mainly owned by the Finnish state and principally financed through television fee revenues. YLE is a media company free from commercial and political affiliations, and its programs carry no advertising. YLE was established in 1926 and joined EBU, the European Broadcasting Union at the very beginning in 1950.
Of these hours commissioned/acquired, how many are: