ACT and egta invite you to celebrate World Television Day!
This year, for the first time, two 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.
Read the messages from the egta and ACT Presidents, 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 in the world of politics, social advocacy, sports, culture, entertainment and share their experiences, views and opinions 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? 10 facts!
We believe in television as a medium which does good, we believe in television as a medium that triggers imagination, arises curiosity, encourages education and gathers millions around common interests. Here are 10 good reasons why we should celebrate television today.
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A message from the egta and ACT Presidents …
— Philippe Delusinne, ACT President & CEO of RTL Belgium: “In the digital era, while we offer our professional content on multiple screens, linear TV remains the leading medium. Television is an instantaneous and effective communications medium, and with this position comes certain responsibilities to society. It is our task and our honour to report on important events across the world, to drive debates and to encourage people to reflect…” Click here to read more
— Heikki Rotko, egta President & CEO of MTV Oy Finland: “The digital r-evolution has allowed television to free itself from the constraints of time and space and to travel seamlessly from the living room to a multitude of screens, offering viewers of all ages, genders and nationalities a renewed and much richer experience around content and information when and wherever they want. These are exciting times for broadcasters …” Click here to read more