The Eurovision TV Assembly is the annual event for TV and media Directors and senior figures from across EBU public service media organizations.

The Assembly provides a unique opportunity to discuss key ideas and share strategies in media management, production and programming among peers. This assembly covers the major issues of daily concern to TV leaders, so to take away ideas and solutions to apply to their activities.

The emphasis is both strategic and practical. Members share and debate real dilemmas among colleagues which they face in the disruptive media landscape. Keynote presentations address crucial topics that matter in the media environment, case studies are presented by industry experts and EBU offers an update on its services.

How do we manage the digital challenges?

We intend to hold sessions on the role of public media in a changing world; managing digital challenges; freedom of speech; innovations, and the major TV format success stories of the previous year.

We are delighted that the TV Assembly will be hosted by our colleagues at Slovakian Television on 1 & 2 June 2017. An ideal occasion to discover the beautiful city of Bratislava on the banks of the Danube that is easily accessible from Vienna Airport. 

Final Programme of the 23rd TV Assembly (.PDF)

Additional details

Welcome Drink & official Dinner
The TV Assembly will be preceded by a Welcome Reception on Wednesday 31 May at 19:30 at the Sheraton Bratislava Hotel.
On Thursday 1st June, the TV Assembly official dinner will take place at 19:00.

And after the Assembly on Friday 2nd June, an exclusive boat trip visit to Modern Art Museum Danubiana will be organized from 14:00 to 19:00. Danubiana is the youngest modern art museum in Europe. It has an extraordinary location on the peninsula of the Danube River, only 30 minutes away from Bratislava. Its rich exposition includes a remarkable collection of the Dutch and Slovak art. The spacious museum park also offers to the visitors an interesting presentation of modern sculptures.

We would be very pleased if you could attend these events.


The current Television Committee was elected at the 2015 TV Assembly in Manchester.   Their two-year term is coming to an end, and therefore elections for this new TV Committee will be held at the TV Assembly in Bratislava, Slovakia on June 2nd 2017.  

Candidates must announce in writing to the Secretary of the TV Committee (the Head of Television) their intention to stand by the deadline of 18:00 Swiss time on May 24. 

By the same deadline, they shall also submit to the Secretary a brief autobiographical note and statement expressing their motivation to stand, which will be included in the working document.

In exceptional cases, candidates may announce their intention to stand during the Assembly.  Candidates must have the support of their organizations, sufficient time to carry out their duties on the TV Committee, and the resources from their organizations to cover travel costs.

Members not attending the Assembly in person are permitted to nominate another organization to vote on their behalf in Bratislava. The deadline for submitting proxies is 31st May 2017, 09:00 Swiss time. All documentation must be sent to myself as Secretary to the TV Committee (


Registration closes at midnight on Friday 26 May.
After this date, please contact Caroline Sellier by email


Final Programme of the 23rd TV Assembly (.PDF)


Download Hotel information (.PDF) 

Book your room at the Sheraton Hotel (event venue) 

Book your room at Austria Trend Hotel


Sheraton Hotel Bratislava
Pribinova 12
811 09 Bratislava

Getting to Bratislava
You can either fly to Bratislava Airport or fly to Vienna Airport (50 km from Bratislava) and take a shuttle bus or taxi to Bratislava. 
Download practical information document (.PDF) 

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  • Case Study: Analysis of combined effect of online & broadcast viewing - Markus Sterky, Head of Strategy, SVTMembers Only
  • Update on EBU Media Department Services - Jean Philip De Tender, Media Director, EBUMembers Only
  • Update on EBU TV Activities - Jeroen Depraetere, Head of Television, EBUMembers Only
  • EBU TV Experts groups - Jeroen Depraetere, Head of Television, EBUMembers Only
  • Best practices in coproduction and exchanges - Ruurd Bierman, Media ConsultantMembers Only
  • DIGITAL TRANSITION AND COLLABORATION: A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE EUROPE MEDIA - Magdalena Dzbik, Policy officer, Audiovisual Industry & Media Support ProgrammesMembers Only
  • DAY 2

  • WHY ENTERTAINMENT IS IMPORTANT FOR PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA - Nathalie Labourdette, Head of Academy, EBUMembers Only
  • TV COMMITTEE ELECTIONS - Riitta Pihlajamäki, Head of Current Affairs, YLE and Jeroen Depraetere, Head of Television, EBUMembers Only
  • KEYNOTE: DIVERSIFY OR DIE - Elonka Soros, Creative Diversity Consultancy and TrainingMembers Only
  • “Understanding the non-trusters” - Markus Sterky, Head of Strategy, SVTMembers Only
  • How TVP deals with freedom of speech and fake news - Marek Solon-Lipiński, Head of International Relations Unit, TVPMembers Only
  • Collaborating across borders - Tibor Buza, TV Programme Director, RTVS Slovakia, and Milan Fridrich, TV Programme Director, Czech TelevisionMembers Only
  • EBU's pan-European PSM campaign on trust - Michelle Roverelli, Head of Communication, EBUMembers Only
  • Videos

  • EBU Corporate Video 2016 Members Only
  • Eurovision Connect compilation Members Only
  • Official Welcome: compilation Members Only
  • Vaclav Mika, Director-General, RTVS Slovakia Members Only
  • Petri Jauhiainen, Head of TV & Online, YLE (video1) Members Only
  • Petri Jauhiainen, Head of TV & Online, YLE (video2) Members Only
  • Petri Jauhiainen, Head of TV & Online, YLE (video3) Members Only
  • Muirne Laffan, Head of Digital, RTE Members Only
  • Generation What Members Only
  • Eurovision Live Events Members Only
  • Music & Dance activities Members Only
  • TV Projects - Showreel Members Only
  • TV Expert Groups overview Members Only
  • Children & Youth Exchanges Members Only
  • City Folks / New Neighbors Members Only
  • 23rd TVA Presentations

  • DAY 1

  • SETTING THE SCENE: TRENDS IN PSM DIGITAL TRANSITION - Alexandra Brenkman, Senior Media Analyst, MIS, EBUMembers Only
  • YLE's new organizational structure to accommodate digital programming - Petri Jauhiainen, Head of TV & Online, YLEMembers Only
  • Producing content only for their digital platforms - Antonella Di Lazzaro, Head of Digital, RAIMembers Only
  • Radio and Television Slovakia on their digital journey - Andrej Dolezal, Technical Director, RTVSMembers Only
  • Digital-only content and offer on RTÉ player - Muirne Laffan, Head of Digital, RTEMembers Only