Argentine Govt to fund production of HD series

Juan Pablo Conti ©RapidTVNews | 13-01-2012

Following a similar initiative last year, the Argentine Government has announced the second edition of a national competition to produce content to be shown on the country's digital terrestrial television (DTT) platform.
Called Prime Time 2012, the competition will select eight original fictional TV series of up to 13 episodes of 48 minutes each. They will have to be produced in Full HD, with eligible participants restricted to national free-to-air channels and TV production companies partnering with a free-to-air channel.
The competition is being jointly run by the Advising Council for SATVD-T (Argentinean System for Digital Terrestrial Television) and the National Interuniversity Council (CIN).
The resulting winning projects will receive funding to produce each HDTV series from the Ministry of Federal Planning, led by Julio de Vido.
"The federal spirit of this call for proposals guarantees that producers from all around the country will be able to bring their stories to every corner of Argentina," read a press statement announcing the new edition of the competition.
Those interested in participating will need get on writing their scripts, though, as applications will only be received between the 24th of January and the 3rd of February, 2012. Terms and conditions are available on and