The content offered by TVP as part of this year's exchange will be aired by a total of 12 European public broadcasters.
TVP series and documentaries appreciated by European broadcasters
The TV series " Prosecutor", "I’ll Be Fine", documentaries "Belarus. The Beginning” and “ The Tastes of Cuba” are just some of the titles selected by European public TV broadcasters thanks to the programme exchange by the European Broadcasting Union. The content offered by TVP as part of this year's exchange will be aired by a total of 12 European public broadcasters.
This year's EBU programme exchange is the second edition of the project launched in 2020 in connection with the coronavirus pandemic and the related stagnation in the production of new content. By participating in the exchange, TVP obtains the possibility to grant licenses for programmes from the exchange pool to EBU members and, similarly, it can air programmes made available by other members of this organisation.
- The participation of TVP production in the EBU programme exchange allows our content to reach public television in Europe - explains Marek Solon-Lipiński, director of International Relations at Sales and International Relations Department of TVP and member of the EBU Television Committee. - We are pleased that our offer is highly valued and that so many European broadcasters want to take advantage of it.
This year, nine items were included in the final exchange pool from the programs offered by TVP. The titles offered to other members of the EBU include TV series, documentaries and programs for children.
Among the titles from TVP's offer there is a documentary directed by Witold Szabłowski, "The Tastes of Cuba”. This film has been selected by eight broadcasters from countries such as Croatia, Moldova, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, San Marino, and Australia.
„Belarus. The Beginning”, dir. Fyodor Bogomolov, „Syria. Attack on Rojava”, dir. Witold Repetowicz, „Catalan Dream” dir. Weronika Milczewska, as well as a series devoted to Polish design: „A Polish Thing” are among other documentary projects by Telewizja Polska, which will be watched by viewers of public broadcasters associated with the EBU. The first broadcast already took place in mid-June; a film about the background behind Belarusian protests was broadcast by Latvian public television.
- We are very pleased with the international interest in TVP's current affairs documentaries. It shows that we have chosen the right direction and that our productions are at a high level - comments Tomasz Piechal, editor-in-chief of TVP Dokument.
European broadcasters also included the following series: „ Prosecutor”, „I’ll Be Fine”, Andrzej Wajda's digitally reconstructed series „Promised Land”, as well as the series for children „Magic Tree”. TVP productions will be shown in Australia, Portugal, Croatia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Moldova, Georgia and Serbia.