ATHENS — Both Mega Channel and Antenna will be in Cannes to snap up features films, hour dramas and a few sitcoms.
Mega’s acquisitions manager Nasos Katakouzinos, with output deals with Columbia and Disney and an annual foreign program budget of $13 million, will be focusing on feature films.
Among hour dramas that have gone down well with the Greek public are “Dawson’s Creek” and “Just Shoot Me.”
Foreign — mainly U.S. — programming makes up less than 50% of major commercial networks’ output.
On its way to Cannes, Alter Channel, a new broadcaster, is eyeing gameshow formats, children’s programs and docs; it’s the country’s only private channel with a documentary slot.
State broadcaster ET, with a considerably lower programming budget, will be picking up Euro movies and documentaries.