Video and presentations

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Opening of the conference and keynote address (video)

H.E. Ināra Mūrniece – Speaker of the Saeima (Latvian Parliament)

Dace Melbārde – Minister for Culture of the Republic of Latvia

Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga – Chair of the High-Level group on Freedom and Pluralism of the Media in the European Union (2011-2013)

 

Plenary session I "Regulatory framework –the scope of the AVMS Directive" (video)

Speakers:

Maja Cappello – Head of the Department for Legal Information, European Audiovisual Observatory (presentation)

Alexander Scheuer – Head of Media Regulation & Policy, Deutsche Telekom

Lorena Boix Alonso – Head of Converging Media and Content Unit, DG Connect, European Commission

Moderator: Andris Mellakauls – Head of Information Space Integration Division, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia

 

Plenary session I (continued) "The country of origin principle for audiovisual media services" (video)

Speakers:

Ross Biggam – Director General, Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) (presentation)

Henrik Toremark – Group Head of Public Affairs, Modern Times Group (MTG) (presentation)

Egils Levits – Judge, Court of Justice of the European Union

Moderator: Andris Mellakauls – Head of Information Space Integration Division, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia

 

Reporting back from the working groups (video)

WG I: Independence of regulators

ReporterKerstin Morast – The representative of The Swedish Broadcasting Authority

Speakers:

Emmanuelle Machet – Coordinator of the Secretariat of the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA) (presentation)

Francesco Sciacchitano – Senior legal expert, AGCOM, Italy (presentation)

Tim Suter – Managing Director, Perspective Associates

Moderator: Silvia Grundmann – Head of the Media Division, DG Human Rights and Rule of Law, Council of Europe

 

WG II: Technical compatibility – one European standard?

Reporter: Oliver Schenk – Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (Germany)

Speakers:

Sheila Cassells – Director of the Digital Interoperability Forum (DIF) (presentation)

Klaus Illgner-Fehns – Managing Director of Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT), Chairman of Hybrid broadcast broadband TV Association (HbbTV) (presentation)

Antoine Larpin – European Legal & International Affairs Manager, Panasonic (presentation)

Moderator: Elisabeth Markot – Policy Officer Converging Media and Content, DG Connect, European Commission

 

WG III: Access and findability:

Reporter: Marc Soignet – policy manager, DIGITALEUROPE

Speakers:

Nicola Frank – Head of the European Affairs, European Broadcasting Union (EBU)

Chris Hutchins – Vice-President of European Policy, Liberty Global

Moderator: Lorena Boix Alonso – Head of Converging Media and Content,  DG Connect, European Commission

 

Plenary session II "Ensuring plurality and values in a converged media environment: Monitoring of national-level freedom and pluralism of the media" (video)

Speakers:

Peggy Valcke – Professor in Law, KU Leuven and the European University Institute (presentation)

Susanne Fengler – Director of the Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism and the European Journalism Observatory (EJO) (presentation)

Steve Gettings – Director of International Affairs, OFCOM and Chair of ERGA sub-group on material jurisdiction (presentation)

Moderator: Ingvil Conradi Andersen – Senior Adviser, Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media, OSCE

 

Plenary session II "Convergence – is graduated regulation still appropriate?" (video)

Speakers:

Tobias Schmid – Chairman of the Board, Association of Commercial Broadcasters (Germany), Audiovisual Services and Executive Vice-President Governmental Affairs, RTL Group (presentation)

Toms Meisītis – Director of legal affairs, Lattelecom, Latvia (presentation)

Siada El Ramly – Director General, European Digital Media Association (EDiMA)

Moderator: Marcel Boulogne – Head of Sector Audiovisual Media Services, Converging Media and Content, DG Connect, European Commission

 

Closing speeches (video)

Lorena Boix Alonso – Head of Converging Media and Content Unit, DG Connect, European Commission

Ainārs Dimants – Chair of the National Electronic Mass Media Council of Latvia