Free Workshop and Report: TV & On-Demand Services in Russia

A brand new report on Television and On-Demand Audiovisual Services in the Russian Federation in 2011 will be presented at a workshop in Moscow next month by the European Audiovisual Observatory. The Strasbourg-based Observatory commissioned the report from Moscow consultants J’son & Partners Consulting. This free access workshop  will take place at the Moscow Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel on Tuesday, 8th of November from 11:00 to 13:00. The workshop will take place in Russian and English with simultaneous translation available.  

The workshop will be opened by Vladimir Grigoriev, Deputy Head of the Russian Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communication.

The presentation of the report by Alexander Shoogol of J’Son & Partners Consulting will provide a comprehensive overview of current trends in the Russian television market and on-demand services in what is the largest market in Europe in terms of population.

Dmitry Golovanov, Lawyer, Moscow Institute for Media Law and lawyer of JSC “WebTV” will make a presentation of the IRIS plus report, “A Landmark for Mass Media in Russia”, written for and published by the European Audiovisual Observatory.

Dr. André Lange, Head of the Department for Information on Markets and Financing at the Observatory, will make a presentation on recent developments in television and on-demand audiovisual services in Western Europe.

Wolfgang Closs, Executive Director of the Observatory, points out that the Observatory publishes a major market report on selected Russian audiovisual industries every year. These publications are provided free of charge by the Observatory as a key information service to European media professionals and decision-makers wanting to know more about the audiovisual industry in Russia. The Observatory also keeps a keen eye on legal developments in the Russian audiovisual field with at least one legal publication on Russia every year.

Entry to the conference free but registration is necessary. If you wish to attend, Email your details to:

December 2011 Update: The full report is freely downloadable in English and Russian here.