The New Audio-visual Media Services Directive: Time for a future-proof agreement?

Date: 
22/03/2017 -
14:15 to 18:00
Venue: 
Le Bouche à Oreille, Rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Brussels

*Registration for this event has closed. If you wish to participate in this seminar please contact info@cerre.eu*

Since the European Commission tabled its proposal for revising the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) in May, there have been 1044 amendments from the Culture Committee alone. There seems to be some opposition to the proposed abolition of hourly advertising limits and what might be perceived as encouragement of levies on on-demand services.

However, two particularly key issues of contention remain. Firstly, the extent to which the scope of the directive will be expanded to ‘video-sharing platforms’ and how this might occur. Secondly, the institutional issues which have been raised, affecting in particular the independence of national regulatory authorities and the role of ERGA.

This CERRE Executive Seminar will bring together key representatives from the European institutions, together with academic experts, regulators and media groups to take stock of the negotiations so far and explore avenues for compromise on the key issues of contention. 

This event is reserved for CERRE members' representatives and a select number of invited guests.

14:15

Registration

14:30

Chairman's welcome and introduction 
 

Professor Bruno Liebhaberg

Director General,
CERRE

 

14:40

Keynote Speech - The view of regulators 
 

Professor Madeleine de Cock Buning

President, Commissariaat voor de Media, the Netherlands
Chair, European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA)

15:00

The future institutional design - assessment & panel discussion 
 

Introduction:

Dr Sally Broughton Micova

Research Fellow, CERRE
Lecturer in Communications, Policy & Politics,
University of East Anglia

 

Commentator:

Professor Pablo Ibañez Colomo

Research Fellow, CERRE
Associate Professor of Law,
London School of Economics

 

Followed by stakeholder panel discussion (see below for list of discussants) co-facilitated by:

Professor Alexandre de Streel

Joint Academic Director, CERRE
Professor of EU Law, University of Namur

 

16:00

Coffee break

16:20

Keynote Speech – the view of policy-makers
 

Giuseppe Abbamonte,

Director,
Media and Data Directorate,
DG Connect, European Commission

16:40
The liability of video-sharing platforms - assessment & panel discussion
 

Introduction:

Dr Sally Broughton Micova

Research Fellow, CERRE
Lecturer in Communications, Policy & Politics,
University of East Anglia

 

Commentator:

Professor Peggy Valcke

Professor of Law, ICRI - iMinds (Security Department),
KU Leuven
 

 

Followed by stakeholder panel discussion (see below for list of discussants) co-facilitated by:

Professor Alexandre de Streel

Joint Academic Director, CERRE
Professor of EU Law, University of Namur

 

17:45
Conclusions & the way forward
18:00
Cocktail reception
 

Discussants: 

Ross Biggam

Vice President, Governmental Affairs EMEA,
Discovery

 

 

Magnus Brooke

Director, Policy & Regulatory Affairs,
ITV

 
 

Antonio De Tommaso 

Director, EU & International Affairs,
AGCOM

 

 

Jean-François Furnémont

Senior Advisor, CERRE

 

 

 

Claus Grewenig

Vice President Governmental Affairs,
Mediengruppe RTL Germany

 

 

Damir Hajduk

Vice Chairperson, EPRA
Deputy Chairperson, Agency for Electronic Media, Croatia

 

 

Bernardo Herman

Director General,
CSA, Belgium

 

 

Gina Nieri

Member of the Board,
Mediaset

 

 

Jeremy Olivier

Head, Internet Policy,
Ofcom

 

 

Krisztina Stump

Deputy Head of Unit, Audio-Visual & Media Services Policy, DG Connect, European Commission

 

 

Steven Tas

Director, Regulatory Affairs, Proximus
Chairman, ETNO

 

 

James Waterworth

Vice President Europe,
CCIA

 

 

Wednesday 22 March 2017, 14.15-18.00,
Le Bouche à Oreille, Rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Brussels

CERRE members and nominated guests receive priority when registering. All other registrations are provisional until confirmed by email by CERRE. If you have any questions about your registration, or do not receive a confirmation email, please contact info@cerre.eu


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