International Media Conference 2007
Pe 22 noiembrie a.c. a avut loc la Berlin cea de-a cincea editie a intilnirii European Television Dialogue - un eveniment organizat de Ministerul de externe federal. Editia din acest an a acordat o atentie deosebita peisajului mediatic din Bulgaria si Romania - aproape necunoscut celorlalte tari membre ale UE. Astfel, conferinta a dedicat o intreaga sectiune acestei teme, reunind profesonisti din cele doua tari, dar si din Europa de vest, in dorinta de face cunoscute participantilor principalele aspecte ale evolutiei presei in cele doua tari.
Redam mai jos fragmente din comunicatul de presa emnis la incheierea lucrarilor conferintei.
The EUROPEAN TELEVISION DIALOGUE, Europe’s most important East-West media conference, counted more than 250 participants: managers of TV stations, creative producers of the film and TV industry, young professionals as well as high-ranking representatives of broadcasting institutions, bankers and financial experts, diplomats, lawyers and managers from member states of the European Union.
German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier held the opening speech. Berlin-Brandenburg’s role as a leading media location in Germany has been assured by Steinmeier’s promise that future meetings of the EUROPEAN TELEVISION DIALOGUE will take place in the Foreign Office.
The conference focused on the lesser known developments and particularities of Eastern European TV landscapes and on their innovative effects on the media market in Europe. Especially IPTV, although still in development, is revolutionizing the media market.
Alexander van Dülmen, CEO of A Company Consulting & Licensing AG, Germany, Guido Baumhauer, Director of Distribution at Deutsche Welle, Germany, Elmar Heggen, CFO and Head of the Corporate Centre of RTL Group, Luxemburg, Ferdinand Kayser, CEO of SES Astra, Luxemburg, Wojciech Kostrzewa, President and CEO of the ITI Group, Poland, Vitaly Shub, Deputy General Director of Sistema Mass Media, Russia and Michael Westphal, CEO of the IPTV-channel tv1.de, Germany discussed the current innovations of the media market.
In the new EU member states Bulgaria and Romania, the fight for a share of the media market is at its peak according to Dr. Franz Stark, TV journalist at ARD (Germany) and expert for the Balkans, Ioana Avadani, CEO of the Centre for Independent Journalism, Romania, Sevda Shishmanova, Board Member of the public TV station BNT, Bulgaria, Pavel Stantchev, Board Member of the public TV station BNT, Bulgaria and Ognian Zlatev, CEO of the Media Development Centre in Bulgaria.
In Polish TV, Germany is hardly present according to Boguslaw Chrabota, Editor-in-Chief of the private TV station POLSAT, Poland. Grazyna Torbicka, Journalist for the public Polish broadcaster TVP2, Wolfgang Kenntemich, Editor-in-Chief of the public broadcaster MDR, Germany, Matthias Matussek, Head of Culture Department for the weekly magazine „Der Spiegel“, Germany and Adam Michnik, Editor-in-Chief of the daily newspaper „Gazeta Wyborcza“, Poland discussed a refreshment of the Polish-German relations with the main focus on TV.
Prejudices on both sides and missing knowledge of the other’s culture and mentality result in rare media co-operations between Russian and Western European media companies according to Miodrag Soric, Director of the Eastern European editorial department and Editor-in-Chief of sound broadcasting at Deutsche Welle, Germany Alexander Mackat, CEO of the advertising agency Fritzsch & Mackat, Germany, Michael Schlicht, CEO of 20th Century Fox CIS, Russia and Vitaly Shub, Deputy General Director of Sistema Mass Media, Russia.
Wolfgang Clement, former Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia and former German Minister of Economics & Labour analyzed the European media landscape focusing especially on Eastern Europe. He outlined his vision of a Pan-European television channel which covers all aspects of life in Europe.
Pictures, press comments, keynotes and a detailed summary of the conference can be downloaded from our homepage www.european-tv-dialogue.com.
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