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2013 Media Summit

This year’s Media Summit took place in Brussels on 28-31 May, with over 600 producers, commissioners, industry experts and decision makers taking part...

2013 Programme

The 2013 Media Summit, a Eurovision and Euroradio event, took place in Brussels 28-31 May.  

The Media Summit is the most valued and respected forum for programme-makers and content producers looking to network, share ideas and be inspired. It is where the industry needs to be to connect with the most creative people, and to share and discuss the most exciting and thought-provoking ideas.

The summit attracts over 600 of Europe’s finest producers and commissioners, as well as industry experts, decision-makers and contributors across all genres.

For the first time, delegates to the 2013 Media Summit were able to attend the prestigious 2013 Rose d’Or awards, which announced at a Gala Dinner celebration of the best of best in entertainment TV.


Conferences, special sessions and Management/Experts meetings

Members were invited to register for the regular Eurovision meetings during the week, including the Television Assembly and the Expert Groups, as well as a range of specialist sessions, including Future Media, Access Services and the Vision2020 Trends Conference.


The Media Summit Focus Day

The theme of this year’s Media Summit Focus Day was Storytelling for the Future, viewed from three perspectives: Innovation, the Future, and Vision.



What can we learn from current best practices and innovations in Public Service Media to prepare ourselves better for the future?
• Session 1: Proud to Present (09:00-10:30)
A celebration of the best Public Service TV, radio and online content of the past 12 months. How these winning concepts were created, developed and implemented.
• Coffee break  (10:30-11:00)
• Session 2: Proud to Present, Part Two (11:00-12:00)
• Lunch (12:00-13:30)


The Future

• Session 3: Sharing our knowledge (13:30-14:30)
What are the story-telling skills content producers are developing to build future success?  What are the key lessons we can learn in creating compelling programmes that tell great stories? A knowledge and idea sharing experience with fellow programme-makers from around the world.
• Session 4: The future reality is…?  (14:30-15:45)
A debate amongst key industry thinkers, futurologists, researchers and the audience -- a hypothetical situation but a real-world focus on the future. What the content world is going to look like in five years time, why storytelling is going to matter, how audiences will want  to consume content and what they will expect from us! Is it all about social media? What’s the role of the mobile platform? Are TV and radio still going to be relevant? Who says what?
• Session 5:  The conversation to come (15:45-16:15)
A summary of the best ideas of the day, and an audience vote on which need to be followed up over the next 12 months 



• Session 6: Using the Power of Visual Storytelling (16:15-17:00)
Presentation: Award-winning photographic artist, Chris Jordan. A guest speaker at some of the world’s most prestigious events, including TED and The State of the World Symposium, Chris joins us live to talk about the power of visual storytelling and what that means to us and to the world today. How to tell stories that give audiences and viewers new visions for our world.


Rose d'Or Awards

Returning to Eurovision, the Rose d'Or awards were presented 30 May at an evening celebration dinner at the Square, in Brussels.

The awards were presented in six categories for the best and most creative entertainment television programmes from around the world. More than 300 entries from over 30 countries were submitted this year to participate in this prestigious competition.

The evening was hosted by popular Dutch TV personality and humanitarian Lucille Werner, with honoured guests Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz of Belgium in attendance at the ceremony.  The awards left Switzerland for the first time in 52 years, being held as the final event of the 2013 Media Summit.

The 2013 Rose d'Or winners are:

What If?
Shelter for VMMa, Belgium

Hat Trick Productions for British Sky Broadcasting, UK
Game Show
Oh Sit!
The Gurin Company/405 Productions/Raquel Productions/Warner Horizon for the CW, USA

Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender
Eagle Rock Entertainment for BBC, UK

Reality and Factual Entertainment
Make Bradford British
Love Productions for Channel 4, UK

Gruen Sweat
Zapruder’s Other Films/ABC for Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia

  • Rose d'Or + Media Summit Expert Group meetings, Eurovision Connect and Visions2020 Trends Conference EUR 600
  • Expert Groups, Vision2020 and/or Eurovision Connect* EUR 200
  • Eurovision TV Assembly only* Free of charge

* Excludes the Rose d'Or and Media Summit


To see the detailed 2013 Media Summit agenda, please click here.


Brussels, Belgium

Event contact

Clotilde Pupillo
+41 22 717 24 06

Additional Event Details

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