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PSB Contestable Funds Scheme

last updated 09 April 2019

The PSB Contestable Funds Scheme (PCFS)​ helps extend the reach of PSB content by spurring production on multiple broadcast platforms; and raise quality and encourage innovation in the creation of PSB content.​

The following call-for-proposals for PSB Contestable Funds Scheme is now open. Please visit their websites for more information.

Since its inception in 2012, the PSB Contestable Funds Scheme (PCFS) has helped to promote quality, creative PSB programmes with innovative formats and fresh subject matter offered on TV and online platforms Examples include Toggle’s “Intercept” and “The Fifth Floor”, as well as Starhub Go’s “Paper House” and E-City’s “Single City”. The Scheme has also paved way for partnerships with new local content providers, such as Singtel TV.

Each year, commissioning editors from various participating broadcast platforms run calls for proposals to seek programme ideas from production companies. Proposals are assessed by a team of independent evaluators and scored against criteria such as the representation of PSB values, relevance to the Singapore audience, creative merits (quality of storytelling) and track record of the production company involved.

Independent evaluators will assess the proposals on the basis of how PSB values are represented, relevance to the Singapore audience, creative merits (quality, innovation/creativity in storytelling) and track record of the production company involved.
 

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