The project “Open skies”
The project "Open
skies" helps television stations in countries with developing
democracies attract viewers and advertisers. Internews receives from
all over the world and disseminates via satellites high quality
information, documentary, educational, publicistic and entertaining
programs and scientific films on various topics.
The project is available for any independent
television company and Internews-Kazakhstan is always ready for
negotiations on possibility of featuring the project’s programs
“Open skies” by Kazakhstani stations. However, there are few
conditions, which are mandatory for participants.
Programs are disseminated according to the
principle: “one broadcasting company in one city”. Stations are
obligated to provide Internews-Kazakhstan with tapes, where to film
packages can be recorded, and also return tapes for re-recording
opportunely. If conditions of an agreement are not complied with,
Internews has a right to annul it and sign a new one, with another
independent station, which broadcasts in the same region or city.
The films of the project “Open skies” are
demonstrated on Saturdays and Sundays during suitable for the viewer
time, which is agreed upon with Internews-Kazakhstan. The films are
aired only once, but stations have a right to make copies, and also
use film fragments in their programs.
In July of 1998 Internews purchased a program
consisting of thirteen series “Puzzles of ancient civilizations”
(produced in Great Britain, each series lasts 45-50 minutes). Films
tell about life of ancient people, their culture, traditions and
customs. Internews-Kazakhstan translated the films and made
subtitles in Kazakh language. “Puzzles of ancient civilizations”
were featured in a number of independent Kazakhstani television
companies in 1999.
In September 1998 Internews Kazakhstan received a
program from Moscow - "Anatomy of feelings"
(director Nadezhda Khvorova). Stories for 26 parts of the program
(each one consists of separate stories and narrates about different
feelings - pity, love, loneliness, despair, envy and etc.) were
received from all corners of the CIS. Demonstration of the first 12
parts took lace on television companies of the network “Ren-TV”
in 1997. All parts of the program were broadcasted in 1998-1999 in
Russia (TNT network) and CIS countries.
Internews-Kazakhstan translated “Anatomy of
feelings” and produced subtitles in Kazakh language for program
broadcasting, which were sent to 21 television stations of the
country free of charge and were aired in a number of independent
Translation and production of subtitles for the
films is contribution of Internews in Kazakh-speaking programming of
independent stations (according to new law "În mass media",
volume of programs on television and radio broadcasting channels,
irrespective of forms of ownership, in state language in terms of
time should not be less than the total volume of programs in other
languages. Independent stations of Kazakhstan now experience
problems with programming in Kazakh language).
Moreover, Internews-Kazakhstan is working out a
project of purchasing 12 PCs at the expense of grants with subtitle
programs for translation of programs and films of independent
stations into Kazakh language.
Today independent television companies in
Aktyubinsk, Almaty, Astana, Karaganda, Kostanai, Semipalatinsk,
Taldykorgan, Temirtau, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Shymkent provide its viewers
with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the best samples
of world documentary film-making production (including those
translated into state language).