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  • ACT meeting the forthcoming Finnish Presidency team in Helsinki
    05 April 2019 Helsinki

    ACT meeting the forthcoming Finnish Presidency team in Helsinki

    On 5 April an ACT delegation went to Helsinki to meet the Finnish Presidency team in order to discuss the upcoming Council Presidency priorities in the audiovisual field.

  • ACT and ABBRO meet with Bulgarian Members of European Parliament
    20 March 2019 Brussels

    ACT and ABBRO meet with Bulgarian Members of European Parliament

    The meeting, jointly organised by ACT and the Bulgarian commercial televisions’ association ABBRO, was an opportunity to explain broadcasters' perspective on current EU legislation touching the TV industry at both national and European level. Topics discussed were the upcoming decisions on the EU copyright directive as well as on the reviewed Satellite and Cable Directive.

  • ACT and COBA working lunch with UK Members of European Parliament
    07 March 2019 Brussels

    ACT and COBA working lunch with UK Members of European Parliament

    The event was an opportunity to share commercial broadcasters’ assessment of recent EU negotiations outcomes touching upon issues affecting the TV industry at both national and European level such as such as the agreement on EU copyright.

     

     

  • AVMSD Implementation: Informal exchange of views with national experts and regulators
    27 February 2019 Brussels

    AVMSD Implementation: Informal exchange of views with national experts and regulators

    On 27 February, ACT invited members of the Contact Committee (Ministry experts and AV attachés) for a walking dinner. This was an occasion for ACT to brief members of the Contact Committee on ACT’s position regarding AVMS guidelines – click here to access positions on essential functionality and approach to calculation of low audience/turnover - and give a platform to meet with representatives of leading broadcasters.

  • Roundtable on EU competition law issues and the new challenges posed by online platforms
    03 December 2018

    Roundtable on EU competition law issues and the new challenges posed by online platforms

    Event organised in Brussels on 3 December 2018 by the Alumni Association of the College of Europe and its Alumni in Competition thematic group, in partnership with the Association of Commercial Television in Europe. 

  • ACT - Television: A talent engine for Europe - World Television Day 2018
  • ACT President Guillaume de Posch speaks at the Austrian Presidency Conference
    08 - 09 October 2018

    ACT President Guillaume de Posch speaks at the Austrian Presidency Conference "Challenging the content" - Session 3

    Conference organised by the Austrian Presidency - Vienna, 8-9 October 2018

  • Portability goes live – European Parliament
    19 March 2018 | 15:30 - 15:30 European Parliament

    Portability goes live – European Parliament

    In order to celebrate the upcoming launch of portability, Commercial Broadcasters with the support of MEP Jean-Marie Cavada and VP Andrus Ansip celebrated the launch in the European Parliament on 19 March followed by a group photo with VP Ansip and all policy-makers that helped make this a success.

  • Strategic, operational and legal implications of e-Privacy for Europe’s commercial broadcasting sector
    12 March 2018 | 11:00 - 13:00

    Strategic, operational and legal implications of e-Privacy for Europe’s commercial broadcasting sector

    On 12 March 2018, ACT together with other national associations representing commercial broadcasters and radios as well as sales houses organise a seminar on e-Privacy.

    On 10 January 2017, the Commission proposed a Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications which if adopted will replace the current e-Privacy Directive. Together with GDPR will establish a new privacy legal framework for electronic communications. Therefore the seminar tried to further explain functionalities and purpose of cookies, distinction between a 1st and a 3rd party cookie, overall implications for advertisers and users and what effects could privacy by default approach have on commercial broadcasters.

  • ACT and Lewiatan working dinner with Polish Members of European Parliament
    08 November 2017 | 14:51 - 14:51

    ACT and Lewiatan working dinner with Polish Members of European Parliament

    Kindly sponsored by MEP Bogdan Wenta, ACT and Polish Association of Private Media Employers (Lewiatan confederation) organised a working dinner for Polish Members of European Parliament to discuss relevant files for European commercial broadcasters. 

  • ACT and AKTV working breakfast with Czech Members of European Parliament
    11 October 2017 | 08:00 - 09:30 European Parliament

    ACT and AKTV working breakfast with Czech Members of European Parliament

    On 11 October, 2017, ACT together with AKT organised a working breakfast for Czech Members of European Parliament to discuss relevant policy developments touching the TV industry at both national and European level such as AVMSD, Copyright proposals and e-Privacy Regulation. 

     

  • ACT and ABBRO briefing for Bulgarian Members of European Parliament
    10 October 2017 | 09:30 - 10:45 European Parliament

    ACT and ABBRO briefing for Bulgarian Members of European Parliament

    On 10 October 2017, ACT together with Bulgarian association of commercial television organised a working breakfast for Bulgarian Members of the Parliament to discuss relevant policy developments touching the TV industry at both national and European level such as AVMSD review, Copyright proposals and e-Privacy regulation. 

  • ACT and ARCA breakfast with Romanian Members of European Parliament
    28 September 2017 | 08:30 - 10:00 European Parliament

    ACT and ARCA breakfast with Romanian Members of European Parliament

    On 28 September 2017, ACT together with Romanian association of commercial television organised a working breakfast for Romanian Members of the Parliament to discuss relevant policy developments touching the TV industry at both national and European level such as AVMSD review, Copyright proposals and e-Privacy regulation. 

  • Broadcasters and Copyright in the Digital Single Market
    21 September 2017 | 13:00 - 14:30

    Broadcasters and Copyright in the Digital Single Market

    On 21 September 2018, ACT organised a walking lunch for representatives of the Council IPR Working Party. Focus was on broadcasters' perspective to the ongoing revision of the copyright files. 

  • JURI Committe hearing on Broadcasters' Regulation
    04 May 2017 | 11:00 - 13:00 European Parliament

    JURI Committe hearing on Broadcasters' Regulation

    In the public hearing organised by JURI Committe in the European Parliament, ACT presented three misleading claims of the SatCab Proposal: 

    1. The proposal only facilitates cross border access, but doesn’t mandate it

    2. Contractual freedom is safeguarded. Pay-TV case only applies to parties in the case

    3. More cross-border access will lead to less piracy

  • Disruption in advertising markets, effective competition & investment in AV-What is at stake? What rules for 2020?
    06 December 2016 | 17:00 - 19:00 European Parliament

    Disruption in advertising markets, effective competition & investment in AV-What is at stake? What rules for 2020?

    Commercial broadcasters organised a reception in the European Parliament to focus on advertising as part of the ongoing EU revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive. As the Directive has its roots in 1989, commercial broadcasters took this opportunity to ask the Parliament to ensure the proposed revision be future proof and ensure fair competition. 

     

  • World TV Day 2016
    21 November 2016

    World TV Day 2016

    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. Happy World TV Day 2016. 

  • How to make portability work?
    27 April 2016 | 08:30 - 10:00 European Parliament

    How to make portability work?

    On 9 December 2015, the Commission proposed as part of the Digital Single Market Strategy a regulation on content portability of online services. Europe’s commercial broadcasters are at the heart of the issue and are proactively taking part in the public discussion to ensure the right dispositions are put in place to make portability work. As part of this discussion, the ACT organised a policy breakfast in the European Parliament which took a practical approach to the portability discussion. 

  • World TV Day 2015
    21 November 2015

    World TV Day 2015

    TV continues to dominate millennials’ media lives. Despite the popularity and hype around video services such as YouTube and Netflix, the latest data gathered from around the world show how popular TV remains with younger generations. To mark World Television Day on Saturday 21 November, TV organisations from around the world have brought together the latest statistics to reveal how millennials’ relationship with TV looks today.

  • Behind the Screens III: « Post MIP debrief: How TV content crosses frontiers?».
    26 May 2015 | 17:00 - 19:00 Hotel Silken Berlaymont

    Behind the Screens III: « Post MIP debrief: How TV content crosses frontiers?».

    In order to understand the importance of TV content, the dynamism and negotiation process around trying to get the best distribution deals, one needs to be present at the largest TV and digital content market in the world, Miptv in Cannes. For those who could not make it to South of France along with  13,600 participants from over 100 countries last month, commercial broadcasters are organisinged a de-brief seminar in the heart of Brussels.

  • Behind the Screens II: Beyond broadcast: innovative models of content delivery
    28 January - 28 February 2015 | 17:00 - 19:00 Hotel Silken Berlaymont

    Behind the Screens II: Beyond broadcast: innovative models of content delivery

    ACT organised an informative seminar in Brussels focussing on their cross-platform and on-demand media strategies. These demonstrated how crucial these innovative services are as a new means of offering high quality TV content in response to evolving consumer demand.

  • World TV Day 2014
    21 November 2014 TV & online

    World TV Day 2014

    ACT, The Association of Commercial Television in Europe, egta, the association of television and radio sales houses and EBU, the European Broadcasting Union come together to celebrate the United Nations initiative of World Television Day on 21 November. On this occasion we honour a medium that holds a central place in the lives of millions of people and we highlight the many services TV offers in the era of multi-screening.

  • Making European Films and Television: A Creativity Workshop!
    18 November 2014 | 12:30 - 13:30 Room PHS P5 - B001,European Parliament, Brussels

    Making European Films and Television: A Creativity Workshop!

    European creators and their business partners are global leaders in their fields, and their creative works and services are loved the world over. This workshop gives an opportunity to policy makers and other stakeholders to get an insight into what it takes to bring ideas from the drawing board to the world's TV and film screens.

  • Behind the Screens: News Reporting from Ukraine
    08 October 2014 | 16:30 - 18:00 Brussels

    Behind the Screens: News Reporting from Ukraine

    Television is an essential and trusted source of national and international news for Europeans. Whenever news breaks, TV correspondents are there on the spot to bring you the story. So how do journalists get the stories to the viewers?

Behind the Screens is a European content season organised by the Association of Commercial Television in Europe together with our member companies. The aim of the season is to move beyond regulatory and policy issues and instead explore the role of television content in the lives of European citizens – whether news, sport or entertainment.

Many interesting events and discussions are being planned: screenings and seminars to showcase some great European TV content, but also to explain how the TV business continues to evolve, how European content is being sold abroad, the role of editorial responsibility in the digital era, and many more…

Coming next…

  • When? Autumn 2015
  • Where? Brussels