In 1996, the United Nations proclaimed 21st November as World Television Day “in recognition of the increasing impact television has on decision-making by alerting world attention to conflicts and threats to peace and security and its potential role in sharpening the focus on other major issues (…)”.
In 2013, the EBU joined forces with EGTA and ACT to promote UN World TV Day on 21 November and honour a medium that holds a central place in the lives of millions of people, and to highlight the many services it offers in this era of multi-screening.
Every year a short video clip highlighting the role TV plays in our lives is offered to be broadcast by televisions across Europe, Asia, Canada, USA and Australia.
Broadcasters are able to add their own local/ national content to the video before airing the clip across their networks or online portals and viewers encouraged to use the dedicated hashtag #WorldTVDay on social networks to celebrate their love of television.
World TV Day official website: www.worldtelevisionday.tv
The WTVDay website is aimed to be a repository of studies about TV consumption.