Lights, camera, action as Eutelsat announces shortlist for TV awards cinema category

Editor | 31-10-2013

Describing film channels—whether a blockbuster, a classic, an arthouse film or an independent production—as a mainstay of thematic TV broadcasting, Eutelsat has released the shortlist of those in the cinema category of its TV awards.

The satellite company also noted that film channels were also early adopters of non-linear viewing through pay-per-view and VOD options and are enthusiastic supporters of the highest image quality, remastering classics into HD and already looking at 4KTV.

The three channels shortlisted by the jury in the cinema category in this year's Eutelsat TV Awards are said to reflect a quest for quality, and a capacity to adapt international content to a local audience and enable viewers to appreciate the cinema heritage of a national culture

Launched in March 2013, and available 24/7 in Turkey via the Digiturk platform, Moviemax Festival HD embraces world of cinema with a selection of major festival circuit hits, international and indie titles. The channel showcases approximately 120 titles a month of which 20 are aired for the first time in Turkey. Content is available in the original language as well as dubbed or subtitled in both English and Turkish.

OTE Cinema 3 claims to be in a unique proposition in Greece’s broadcasting market as the only film channel dedicated to the country's cinema tradition from 60 years ago, to the 1950s and 1960s and to contemporary productions. The channel aims to introduce a younger audience to Greek classics and is a platform for a national industry that has generated winners of Academy Awards and the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

The programme strategy of the Russian TV channel Series TV is to provide its viewers with a variety of different genres of TV series: dramas and detectives, mystery thrillers and historical dramas, classical adaptations and many others. The channel has built cooperation with leading global media companies such as the BBC, TF1, Europe Images, Newen Distribution, Тelemundo among others.

The winner of the Cinema Award will be announced on 15 November at the Eutelsat TV Awards ceremony in Venice.