COIMISÚN NA MEÁN SOUND & VISION ROUND 54 | VMTV CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

COIMISÚN NA MEÁN SOUND & VISION ROUND 54 | VMTV CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Virgin Media Television is a public service broadcaster that strives to deliver impactful content that captures diverse, contemporary Ireland through a lens that has not yet been seen. We are currently accepting Entertainment and Factual proposals for Sound & Vision Round 54, which seeks to support the production of culturally valuable broadcast content focused on the voice of immigrant and new Irish Communities.

 

We are looking for Fact Ent series and formats that take a fresh and meaningful approach to this theme. Building on the success of previous Sound & Vision supported programmes such Grá ar an Trá, Eating with The Enemy, The Salvage Squad and The Clinic For Well People, our formats aim to inform, inspire and empower through entertainment. We are particularly interested in character-driven reality series and dramatic event pieces with the ambition to become the most talked about TV show, bringing essential conversations to a widespread audience. We are open to talent suggestions and dynamic new faces with something interesting to say. We will accept both series arced and closed episode formats.

 

We will also consider Factual series that encourage us to look at the world in new and different ways. VMTV documentaries should never feel like homework, they should resonate and provoke but most importantly entertain. We’re not afraid of difficult topics and questioning the status quo is encouraged, but even our hardest-hitting shows still have room for hope and optimism. We are very interested in unique access opportunities that open doors into unseen worlds. We are not looking for one-off/ feature length documentaries currently.

 

Please note, we are not accepting Drama proposals for this specific round.

 

Virgin Media Television’s target demo is 18-45. All series must have broad appeal and perform well in a post-watershed peak slot on Virgin Media One or Virgin Media Two, some earlier evening weekend slots are also an option. We are particularly interested in projects that take a ‘digital first’ approach and present innovative and creative opportunities to engage a wider audience across platforms.

 

For those submitting ideas, a track record of great casting and confident storytelling is essential. Virgin Media Television submissions must meet the criteria as set out in the Virgin Media Television Commissioning Guidelines

 

Submission Details:

 

· Due to maintenance currently taking place on our Commissioning Portal, all applications should be submitted by email to commissioning@virginmedia.ie with the Subject line: CnaM S&V Round 54{Name of Proposal}

· Please read the T&C’s below and in the first line of the email submission confirm that you accept the terms and conditions. Please note, submissions will not be accepted or reviewed until we receive this confirmation

The closing date for submissions regarding Round 54 of the CnaM Sound & Vision Fund for Virgin Media Television is 12pm Thursday 27th June 2024.

· All submissions must include a one page programme proposal, top line production budget and finance plan. Sizzles, episode outlines, pitch decks and visual guides are encouraged and will strengthen applications.

 

· Virgin Media Television is currently inviting submissions from Production Companies or Producers with a proven track record only at this time. If you are not a producer or submitting through a production company, and have a general query, feel free to contact vmtvinfo@virginmedia.ie. 

 

Virgin Media Television Commissioning Terms & Conditions:

In order to submit a proposal for consideration by Virgin Media Television, you must agree to the following set of terms and conditions.

1. By submitting a proposal you (the “Applicant”) acknowledge and agree to the disclaimers, terms & conditions (“Terms”) set forth below. References to “we”, “our” and “us” are references to us, Virgin Media Television Network Ltd (“Virgin Media Television”). We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these terms at any time. Applicants are advised to read these conditions carefully to ensure they are aware of any changes made by Virgin Media Television. You agree to be legally bound by these conditions as updated/amended by Virgin Media Television.

2. Submissions are made on the condition that Virgin Media Television will handle submissions in a non-discriminatory and fair manner; that similar or identical programme ideas can be generated separately by different applicants at different times; that Virgin Media Television itself creates and also receives from different sources, a large number of programme proposals; that Virgin Media Television may already be developing/producing/commissioning programme proposals or ideas which resemble the Applicant's submission or might do so in the future; that Virgin Media Television's consideration of a submission does not constitute an acknowledgment by Virgin Media Television that the submission is distinctive or original to the Applicant; that Virgin Media Television's consideration of a submission does not adversely affect any copyright, trademark or any other right of any nature that Virgin Media Television or any third party may already have, or assert in the future, based on similar or identical programme ideas and proposals generated independently; that a similarity between a programme developed/produced/commissioned by Virgin Media Television and a submission submitted by the Applicant does not in itself mean that Virgin Media Television has copied the

Applicant's submission or handled the Applicant's submission unfairly or dishonestly; that Virgin Media Television’s consideration of a submission does not constitute an acknowledgement by Virgin Media Television that a duty of confidentiality exists in respect of any non-distinctive or unoriginal elements of the submission or in respect of any elements of the submission that are in the public domain; that Virgin Media Television may select the best creative material from all sources, whether external or internal, in accordance with Virgin Media Television's commissioning and scheduling priorities which may change from time to time.

3. If a proposal is not commissioned Virgin Media Television is not obliged to return any materials submitted by the Applicant (including but not limited to scripts, tapes and DVDs) and those materials may be archived, destroyed or returned by Virgin Media Television’s commissioning team. It is the Applicant’s responsibility to keep duplicates of all materials submitted to Virgin Media Television.

4. Virgin Media Television will have no responsibility or liability for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment of any kind suffered by the Applicant as a result of any submission made to Virgin Media Television.

5. Virgin Media Television shall process any information submitted in relation to this process in accordance with the requirements of the applicable data protection legislation. Any data submitted will be processed by Virgin Media Television for the purpose of administration and consideration of submissions. Personal and company contact details submitted may be recorded to ensure that Virgin Media Television’s contact database is accurate.

6. These conditions shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Ireland.

** Please indicate that you agree to the above terms and conditions in your email. **


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