Telenet Injects $39 Milion Into Local Content


BELGIAN cable operator Telenet has given local programming a major shot in the arm with the announcement of a $US39 million [Euro 30 million] fund to boost Flemish drama, entertainment and formats.

The four-year initiative—titled Telenet Stimulus for Audiovisual Productions In Flanders (STAP)-- is aimed at encouraging Flemish producers to develop quality TV and film content.

The infusion of new cash for content is likely to spill over to the Netherlands production community as well. Dutch and Flemish producers often co-produce Dutch language programmes that historically travel well between both territories.