Arte cooperates with Greece's ERT

Pascale Paoli Lebailly

Arte and Arte France have signed an eighth cooperation agreement, with Greek public broadcaster ERT, to make co-productions easier between the two groups.

The deal sets up an annual co-production enveloppe of €300,000 to be spent on documentariess, dramas or musical and theater shows.

Three 52 minute documentary projects are currently in preparation that include Douceurs d’Orient (Angelos Abazoglou), Sugartown, the Day after (Kimon Tsakiris) and Colosse d’amour (Nikos Mistriotis).

For Arte, European co-pro deals such as this one strengthen the European character of the Franco-German cultural channel. Priviledged agreements have thus already been signed with RTBF, ORF Austria, SSR, BBC, YLE in Finland, SVT in Sweden. Agreements with Polish channel TVP have been suspended momentarily.