media country

April 23, 2008 by  
Filed under Events, Miscellaneous

Since the late 90s, the Free State established a media site – and since the end of 2003 it marketed itself as a „Children media country.“ The 2007 image campaign, issued by the Free State, explains what is at stake: „The home of the Kinderkanal (children’s channel), ARD and ZDF and the Children’s Media Festival „Goldener Spatz“ convinces with the nationwide highest concentration of media companies in the field of children’s content“.

Until then, it was a long way: „At the beginning, there was nothing and now we have quite a few productions here,“ puts Inge Lore König this development in a nutshell. „The problem was simply that there existed no tradition in Thuringia for media.“ With its children’s film company, she operates in Thuringia since 2000 and produces, among other things, the Ki.Ka broadcast Trickboxx. König is a pioneer in the Thuringian film business.

thuringia media country for children

Picture by: chris.gt

And today, things turned out really good for the location of Thuringia. Prime Minister Dieter Althaus (CDU) said on Tuesday on the eve of the anual Thuringian media symposium: „Thuringia was not only a successful children’s media and production site. From here, we developped consistently many ideas and innovations, which influence new media services for children through significant future projects.“ „In future“, according to Althaus, „we will increase even more production and research capacities“.

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