GO has announced its commitment to invest over €1 million over the next three years to support the production of original TV content to be aired by the local telecommunications company, exclusively for its customers through a newly launched initiative – GO Originals.
The announcement was made by GO’s Chief Commercial Officer Antonio Ivankovic during a press conference held earlier today at GO Head Office, where the trailer of ‘Chalet’, the first production supported by GO, was screened for the first time to the media.
“Malta offers a lot of untapped talent that needs support and GO, in its quest to bring original and exciting new entertainment to its viewers, will now be collaborating with local production companies and investing in their original productions which will then be showcased on our TV platform,” Mr Ivankovic said.
“We know that our customers enjoy Maltese TV content, so we just wanted to bring more of what they love whilst supporting the local industry. Furthermore, because of our strong relationships with international TV partners, we shall also be negotiating the rights for this exclusive content to be broadcast overseas, thus creating even more opportunity to showcase Malta and its talent with international audiences,” he added.
“The idea is to build an extensive and rich library of exclusive Maltese content. We are proud of our heritage and culture and want to ensure this is preserved for our viewers to enjoy for many years to come,” he continued.
The funds that GO has committed to these productions will be allocated following a call for applications and a screening exercise.
Film Commissioner Johan Grech also commended this initiative, stating that any support the industry could get was welcomed with open arms.
“Historically, producers, actors and all the other skills required to bring a production to life have struggled over the years to overcome the many challenges they face. However, we now look to the future with renewed energy and are excited to see what the industry will produce over the next years. We have had some great successes and are very proud of the level of talent we have established,” Mr Grech said.
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