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.

Excursion
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.

Elections

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 (depraetere@ebu.ch).

Registration

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

Programme

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

Accommodation

Download Hotel information (.PDF) 

Book your room at the Sheraton Hotel (event venue) 

Book your room at Austria Trend Hotel

Venue

Sheraton Hotel Bratislava
Pribinova 12
811 09 Bratislava
Slovakia

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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Documents

  • Case Study: Analysis of combined effect of online & broadcast viewing - Markus Sterky, Head of Strategy, SVT Membres seulement
  • WHAT SERVICES DOES EBU PROVIDE FOR MEMBERS / EBU TELEVISION STRATEGY
  • Update on EBU Media Department Services - Jean Philip De Tender, Media Director, EBU Membres seulement
  • Update on EBU TV Activities - Jeroen Depraetere, Head of Television, EBU Membres seulement
  • EBU TV Experts groups - Jeroen Depraetere, Head of Television, EBU Membres seulement
  • Best practices in coproduction and exchanges - Ruurd Bierman, Media Consultant Membres seulement
  • DIGITAL TRANSITION AND COLLABORATION: A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE EUROPE MEDIA - Magdalena Dzbik, Policy officer, Audiovisual Industry & Media Support Programmes Membres seulement
  • DAY 2

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

  • EBU Corporate Video 2016 Membres seulement
  • Eurovision Connect compilation Membres seulement
  • Official Welcome: compilation Membres seulement
  • OPENING KEYNOTE
  • Vaclav Mika, Director-General, RTVS Slovakia Membres seulement
  • DIGITAL TRANSITION IN PSM: CASE STUDIES
  • Petri Jauhiainen, Head of TV & Online, YLE (video1) Membres seulement
  • Petri Jauhiainen, Head of TV & Online, YLE (video2) Membres seulement
  • Petri Jauhiainen, Head of TV & Online, YLE (video3) Membres seulement
  • Muirne Laffan, Head of Digital, RTE Membres seulement
  • WHAT SERVICES DOES EBU PROVIDE FOR MEMBERS / EBU TELEVISION STRATEGY
  • Generation What Membres seulement
  • Eurovision Live Events Membres seulement
  • Music & Dance activities Membres seulement
  • TV Projects - Showreel Membres seulement
  • TV Expert Groups overview Membres seulement
  • Children & Youth Exchanges Membres seulement
  • City Folks / New Neighbors Membres seulement
  • 23rd TVA Presentations

  • DAY 1

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