Eurovision, Sunny Side to help launch science and knowledge projects

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 14-02-2014

This year's Eurovision Science & Knowledge pitching session will take place on Wednesday 25 June at the Sunny Side of the Doc (SSD) event in La Rochelle, France.

A chance to move from the media lab into production will be offered to a selection of public service broadcasters represented by the Eurovision Science & Knowledge Experts' Group.

The recommended projects will be outstanding, story-driven and with international appeal.

In 2013, SSD brought together more than 1,500 producers and 300 commissioning editors, buyers, funding executives and distributors in search of pre-acquisition and co-production deals.

"For 25 years, we have been promoting international co-productions. By opening this session to decision-makers from Europe and emerging territories like Asia, Latin America and South Africa, these projects are being offered an even greater potential to succeed," SSD CEO, Yves Jeanneau, commented.

Submissions to the Eurovision Science & Knowledge Experts' Group should be made by commissioning editors through an EBU Member broadcaster before 14 April.