Connected TV Policy Events in May

Two forthcoming events addressing regulatory and policy issues will be held in London and in Vienna during the month of May.

In London on 2nd May the market trends, dynamics and policy implications of Connected TV will be addressed by the UK Chapter of the International Institute of Communications in a seminar that will be hosted by Ofcom. Planned speakers include David Mahoney (Ofcom), Chris Hutchins (Liberty Global), plus other speakers including representatives from the European Commission. The conversation will look at how broadband TV is affecting the TV market, the evolving demand and usage patterns for connected TV and issues such as risks for competition, issues of compliance, content regulation and audience protection. The discussion will also address whether the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMS) is fit for purpose in the context of this rapidly shifting landscape.

EuroReg 2013 is another event of interest, taking place on 24 May in Vienna. Organised by the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Broadcasting (RTR-GmbH) and the Austrian Communications Authority (KommAustria) in partnership with the Swiss Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) and the German media authorities, the conference will address the converging broadcasting world.

Set against the backdrop of Connected TV, second screen, Smart TV, Hbb TV, and on demand TV services the conversation will focus on the changing market, new business models and consumer expectations. Top speakers will present and discuss their concepts of the future of television services, including which aspects are to be regulated by the market, and which by regulatory bodies. Among the companies and organisations present at the conference will be the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF/Vienna, M6 Group/Paris, ProSiebenSat.1/Munich, ZDF/Mainz, the German media authorities, OFCOM/Biel, Ofcom/London, CSA/Paris, the European Commission/Brussels, Samsung/London, Liberty Global/Amsterdam, ACT/Brussels and many more. The conference will be held in German and English. Simultaneous interpretation will be available for guests and speakers.

Broadcast Projects will attend both events.

Event Details:

Connected TV and Platforms: evolution or revolution? Market trends, dynamics, and policy implications will take place Thursday 2 May 2013, 17:00 for 17:30 Start at Ofcom, Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road, London EC1. Attendance is free to IIC Members and £30 for non-Members.  Click here to download the registration form and return to j.grimshaw@iicom.org with CH1-13 in the subject heading.

“EuroReg 2013” will take place 24th of May 2013, 9.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m., followed by a get-together at the Palais Niederoesterreich, Herrengasse 13, A-1010 Vienna. Further information regarding “EuroReg 2013”: www.euroreg.eu  There is no charge to attend but registration must be done by 6th May.