Eurovision Access Services Plenary 2016

Access Services Plenary meeting 2015, Brussels / EBU

This year's meeting will be held in Berlin on 2 November, at the kind invitation of ARD/RBB. The event is open to all EBU Members and to special guests upon invitation. 

PRE-EVENTS ON 1 NOVEMBER

All participants are invited to attend 2 events on the day before the AS plenary meeting, on 1 November.

  • From 14:00: Visit to ARD Text (live-subtitling) at RBB Potsdam (upon appointment)
  • 17:30: A guided tour of the historical side of RBB Berlin, Haus des Rundfunks (HdR) - the first radio building in Germany - to be followed by a reception.

Please tick the corresponding boxes in the online registration form if you’re interested! 

PLENARY MEETING ON 2 NOVEMBER

Download the final 2016 programme (.PDF)

Broadcasters are not only affected by the Audiovisual Media Services Directive and national legislation but more and more by other kinds of agreements such as the EU Accessibility Act or the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This becomes more and more a problem if broadcasters have to offer access services on all devices and distribution channels.

What should broadcasters do to minimize costs and provide the best service possible?

We’ll tackle the question in greater depth in a dedicated session presented by Jacques Lovell, EBU European Affairs Adviser.

We will also share knowledge, best practices and experiences to enable EBU Members to find out about new services, tools and ongoing projects designed to meet access service needs. 

Here is a glimpse into some of the sessions scheduled for this year's AS meeting:   

  • SPEECH RECOGNITION, RESPEAKING AND (SEMI-) LIVE SUBTITLING
    Gunter Saerens, Head of subtitling department
    Erik De Snerk, Member of the Eurovision Access Services Experts’ bureau, Manager of Production Facilities and Coordinator of Access Services, VRT, Belgium VRT
  • ARTE'S MULTILINGUAL OFFERS AND THE EXAMPLE OF ARTE EUROPE
    Chloé Roux, ARTE
  • UPDATE ON EUROPEAN ACCESSIBILITY ACT
    Jacques Lovell, European Affairs Adviser, EBU
  • ACCESS SERVICES ACROSS EUROPE: PRESENTATION OF THE PAN-EUROPEAN SURVEY RESULTS
    Gion Linder, Head of Swiss Text, Chairman of the Access Services Experts Group 
  • HBB4ALL: HBBTV-BASED ACCESS SERVICES AND LESSONS LEARNED
    Annette Wilson, Project Manager, RBB Innovation Projects, RBB, Germany
  • Special showcase on HBB4ALL
  • Demo from Authôt

ABOUT LAST YEAR'S MEETING 

Last year, over 50 Member delegates attended the Eurovision Access Services Experts 2015 meeting in Brussels. Read more on ebu.ch: News article / Programme and presentations from last year’s edition 

Presentations

 ACCESS SERVICES ACROSS EUROPE: PRESENTATION OF THE PAN-EUROPEAN SURVEY RESULTS - Gion Linder, Chairman of the Eurovision Access Services Experts’ group, Head of SWISS TX, Switzerland  Members Only
 UPDATE ON EUROPEAN ACCESSIBILITY ACT - Jacques Lovell, European Affairs Adviser, EBU  Members Only
 SPEECH RECOGNITION, RESPEAKING AND (SEMI-) LIVE SUBTITLING - Gunter Saerens, Head of subtitling department, VRT, Belgium  Members Only
 RULED BY A MANAGEMENT CONTRACT - Erik De Snerk, Member of the Eurovision Access Services Experts’ bureau, Manager of Production Facilities and Coordinator of Access Services, VRT, Belgium  Members Only
 REPORT ON EBU-TT ACTIVITIES - Nigel Megitt, Co-chairman of the EBU XMLSubs group, BBC, UK  Members Only
 HBB4ALL: HBBTV-BASED ACCESS SERVICES AND LESSONS LEARNED - Annette Wilson, Project Manager, RBB Innovation Projects, RBB, Germany  Members Only
 ARTE'S MULTILINGUAL OFFERS AND THE EXAMPLE OF ARTE EUROPE - Chloé Roux, Head of Dubbing and Subtitling Department and Marysabelle Cote, Head of President's Office, Arte  Members Only
 ACCESSIBILITY AND THE USE OF MEDIA - Dr Ingo Bosse, TU Dortmund University, Germany  Members Only
 RTP ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES: A PUBLIC SERVICE MISSION - Mário Sequeira, Head of Accessibility Unit, RTP, Portugal  Members Only
 ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION - Eva-Maria Hinterwith, Strategic Planning & Coordination, ORF, Austria  Members Only

Details

Location: Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb), Berlin, Germany

Date: 01 - 02 Nov 2016

Register by: 28 Oct 2016

Members only

Working Languages: English

Participation fee

The participation fee is EUR 199 for EBU Members and EUR 299 for non-Members (upon approval by the Access Services Bureau).

Fees include:
1 November:
From 14:00: Visit to ARD Text (live-subtitling) at RBB Potsdam (upon appointment)
17:30: A guided tour of the historical side of RBB Berlin, Haus des Rundfunks (HdR) - the first radio building in Germany - to be followed by a reception

2 November:
Access to all sessions of the Eurovision Access Services Experts meeting at RBB Berlin 
Lunch and coffee breaks at the venue

You will be issued with an invoice after the event.

Agenda

Download the final 2016 programme (.PDF)

Accommodation

Hotel recommandations & special rates (.PDF)

Please be aware of the release deadlines for the pre-booked rooms: 24 September and 4 October.

Venue

RBB (Masurenallee 8–14, 14057 Berlin)

Partners

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Contact details

Amélie Rossignol-Farjon
Brand Manager
TV
+41 22 717 2422
rossignol@ebu.ch
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