France prioritises cultural side of economic stimulus spend

Monday 27 September 2010 | 11:08 CET | News
The French government has identified four priority areas for digitisation of the cultural heritage, writes Les Echos. Of the EUR 750 million earmarked for culture within the country's EUR 35 billion economic stimulus fund, around EUR 100 million will go towards a digital press kiosk, VoD, books and post-1929 cinema. Other areas to be supported with the remaining EUR 650 million include TV, music and video games. The four priority areas were selected on the basis of a consultation with the private sector. The specific weight given to each has yet to be set. There was a lack of projects in the

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