On 7 March 2017, the EP Sport Intergroup has organised a conference on "Digital Single Market and Sporting Events". Panelists have been invited to discuss on the impact of copyright-related proposals on sport: Regulation on Broadcast transmissions, Regulation on Geo-blocking, Portability, Directive on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRED). Emilie Anthonis, Director of Legal and Public Affairs at ACT, the Association of Commercial Television in Europe, participated in the panel II, moderated by MEP Virginie Rozière (S&D, FR) and focused on the views from broadcasters.
Our Director General, Gregore Polad speaking at the ECCD - Digital World: an Opportunity for Creation? - Conference in the European Parliament on 14 November 2016. He is speaking at 1:28:10.
As part of the annual UN initiative, (ACT, EBU and egta have produced a 30 second video emphasising the impact TV has on European society. The video highlights that 600,000 people in Europe help create the TV programmes that reach 610 million viewers across the continent. Viewers, who watch for an average of 3.55 hours every day, enjoy 60,000 hours of entertainment daily on Europe’s 5,463 TV channels. It will be shown by broadcasters across Europe, Asia, Canada, USA and Australia on 21 November.
Association of Commercial Television organised a policy breakfast in the European Parliament hosted by MEP Emma McClarkin (ECR, UK) which took a practical approach to the portability discussion and will be of interest to all those interested in how to make the EC proposal applicable in practice. The exchange features European policy-makers, commercial TV and sports rights representatives.
Young audiences are the focus of this year’s celebration of World Television Day on 21 November – as declared by the United Nations in 1996. On this occasion the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) and EGTA, the Brussels-based association of television and radio sales houses once again/for the third consecutive time joined forces to celebrate this day.
Rediscover the strength of television through this short video clip created on the occassion of World TV Day 2014 and enjoy with us the medium that is watched and loved by billions of people around the world.
This is an aftermovie of the Behind the Screen's seminar on Reporting from Ukraine in the European Parliament. Reporters from four different commercial broadcasters explain how they report from conflict zones and how the news-making process works.