Regulation Made Simple

Policy and regulatory challenges of connected TV

03-05-2012 | Brussels

Organizer : Cullen International and EPRA

This workshop co-organised by EPRA and Cullen International will bring together EU decision makers, national media regulators, the audiovisual industry, online content providers, telecoms operators and TV sets manufacturers to discuss the development of connected TV. Participants will share views on the policy and regulatory challenges raised by connected TV and will try to assess whether the existing regulatory environment is adequate to face these challenges and if not, how it should be adapted.


Welcome Addresses

  • Dr. Angelika Schlunck, Director of the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union
  • Jean-François Furnémont, Chairman of EPRA

Session 1 - State of play and forecasts

  • Richard Lindsay-Davies, Director General, Digital TV Group (presentation)
  • Klaus Merkel, Senior Engineer of Platforms for Broadcast Services, IRT (presentation)
  • Lisa Di Feliciantonio, Head of Regulatory Policy & EU Affairs, Fastweb (presentation)
  • Chris Buma, Senior Director Standardization, TP Vision Holding

Session 2 - Which content regulation for connected TV?

Introductory presentation: Laura Sboarina, Senior Analyst, Cullen International (presentation)

Panel discussion

  • Detlef Eckert, Director, Policy Coordination and Strategy, Directorate General Information Society and Media, European Commission
  • Olivier Japiot, Director General of the France's Media Authority, CSA
  • Monica Arino, Director of International Affairs, Ofcom (presentation)
  • Carolina Lorenzon, Director of International Affairs, Mediaset (speech)
  • Niklas Brambring, Chief Executive Officer, Zattoo

Moderator : Jean-François Furnémont, Chairman, EPRA

Lunch break and demos of hybrid TV projects by IRT, Tivù On! and France Télévisions

Session 3 - Access, competition and transmission issues

Introductory presentation: Christian Hocepied, Principal Expert, Directorate General Competition, European Commission (presentation)

Panel discussion

  • Marc Janssen, President, Belgian Media Authority CSA
  • Martin Faehnrich, Manager AVC Development Center, Panasonic (presentation)
  • Michael Wagner, Head of Media and Communication Law, EBU (presentation)
  • Hugo Lindsay, Director of Competition and Regulatory Affairs, Virgin Media
  • Eric Scherer, Director of Future Media, France Télévisions

Moderator: Philippe Defraigne, Director, Cullen International


Venue: Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union, Rue Wiertz 77, 1000 Brussels, Belgium (next to the European Parliament)

Schedule: 9:00 – 16:00


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