TV Documentary Experts

The TV Documentary Experts Group consists of commissioning editors and other professionals from EBU Members working in the field.

The Group's work consists of 3 pillars: networking, inspiration and co-production. Group members are encouraged to strengthen their cooperation, share their experiences and develop new programmes.

A pitching session is organized during the two annual meetings to set up new co-production projects. Group members pitch ca. 15 selected co-production proposals to their colleagues. Most of these projects focus on to cultural issues, current affairs or subjects related to contemporary history.

Participating EBU Members elect group members for a 2-year mandate. They meet on average four times a year.

The Group's main tasks are:

  • to follow up and support ongoing projects
  • to discuss the potential of new projects
  • to define the Group's agenda and long-term strategy

Related events

Documentary Bureau Meeting
02 Feb 2023
Documentary Experts Meeting and Pitching Sessions
Espace Encan, La Rochelle, France, 18 Jun 2022
Documentary Bureau Meeting
08 Mar 2022
TV Factual Group Meeting
27 May 2021
Documentary Bureau Meeting
Virtual Meeting, 03 Apr 2020
TV Documentary Group Meeting
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 24 Nov 2019

Group members


Barbara Truyen, VPRO (The Netherlands)


Barbara Biemann, ARD/NDR (Germany)
Claudia Bucher, ARTE GEIE (Europe)
Lucie Kon, BBC (U.K.)
Marketa Stinglova, CTV (Czechia)
Axel Arnö, SVT (Sweden)


Contact detail

Karen Simha
Senior Project Manager
+41 22 717 2885