ACT, egta and EBU invite you to celebrate World Television Day!
This year, three European broadcasters’ associations, have decided to come together to 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.
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PEPPTV publishes facts & figures about social TV for World Television Day.
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The beginnings …
In 1996, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed November 21 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, including economic and social issues.”
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Join the initiative …
The significance of World Television Day goes beyond paying tribute to TV on November 21st alone; we intend to add content to this platform over the months to come, continuing to reflect on the values of television throughout the year.
Your support is vital to ensure the website achieves maximum visibility, and we look forward to receiving your ideas. In the meantime, please enjoy the World TV Day experience on our website!
Why TV? Testimonials!
What do they say about television? Influential personalities from the world of politics, social advocacy, sports, culture, and entertainment share their experiences, views and opinions on the positive impact of TV on their lives, on the cause they believe in and fight for or on society in general. Click on the button below to find out what they have to say!
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Why TV? 9 facts!
We believe that television is a beneficial medium, serving the common good. We believe in television as a medium that triggers imagination, arises curiosity, encourages education and gathers millions around common interests. Here are 9 good reasons why we should celebrate television today.
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A message from egta’s, ACT’s and EBU’s spokespersons …
— Magnus Brooke, Chairman of the ACT Board of Directors: “Television is the medium used most by Europeans. 87 per cent watch TV content daily either on a TV set or online,” says Mr Brooke. “This enduring popularity is made possible thanks to commercial channels’ investment in programme content. Our viewers demand the best news, sport, entertainment and drama. Good quality doesn’t come cheap and 40 per cent of commercial TV revenue is reinvested in TV content. This investment is rewarded in consumers’ trust. Although information today is everywhere, television remains the most trusted platform for news in Europe and beyond.”
— Franz Prenner, egta President & Head of Research at ORF Enterprise: “Television viewing across most European countries is stable or increasing. Throughout the European Union, the average viewer tunes in for 236 minutes a day. The odd fluctuation cannot mask the big picture that people love to consume quality content on multiple screens, including OTT. TV is only beginning to embrace its golden age!”
— Jean-Paul Philippot, EBU President and Administrator-General of Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF): ”The EBU has 63 Active TV Members in 55 countries, operating 937 TV channels broadcasting in 69 languages with a potential audience of 1.02 billion people,” Mr Philippot said. “It gives a voice to those who would otherwise go unheard and by serving all sections of society; it promotes tolerance and understanding and facilitates debate around issues of national concern”.