VideoTestimonialsWhy television?World Television Day 2013
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  • World Television Day 2013

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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.

Learn about the 2013 edition and download the press release.
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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 Presidents …

— Philippe Delusinne, ACT President & CEO of RTL Belgium: “Television is the most beloved and most powerful social medium around the world. Our success story is built on proximity to our audience, local relevance and telling great stories. That’s why people watch more TV than ever…” Click here to read more

— Franz Prenner, egta President & Head of Research at ORF Enterprise: “The world loves television. The world loves television content… regardless of the screen, large or small, fixed or mobile. On the 21st of November 12, 2013 we will celebrate a medium that has repeatedly demonstrated its capacity for reinvention…” Click here to read more

Jean-Paul Philippot, EBU President and Administrator-General of Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF): ”From the invention of the movable type press by Guttenberg in the 15th century to the current day, there has been a constant evolution in the means of media communications. In this digital age, the evolution continues; but it is not one whereby one media is replaced by another, but rather, complemented by another. Each media platform has a comparative advantage, which guarantees its future…” Click here to read more

Watch the message from the presidents »