Venue: Musical Instrument Museum
Rue Montagne de la Cour 2 1000 Brussels
Please register to join us in Brussels on 3 July from 4pm-6pm for a special event to discuss the issue of converged media and what it means for Europeâ€™s future. *Cable Europe guests are also cordially invited to attend the Liberty Global | Telenet summer cocktail following discussions.
The convergence of media, evolution in services and explosion in use of devices for delivery has attracted the attention of consumers, business and decision-makers. The European Commissionâ€™s Green Paper, currently under public consultation, provides ample space for debate.
The panel will be moderated by MLex Chief Correspondent for telecoms, Magnus Franklin with:
BEUC: Kostas Rossoglou, Senior Legal Officer
Cable Europe: Matthias Kurth, Executive Chairman
European Commission DG Connect: Lorena Boix-Alonso, Head of Unit, Converging Media & Content
IHS Screen Digest: Tom Morrod, Research Director & Senior Principal Analyst for TV and broadcast technology
Panasonic: Dr. Rudolf Eyberg, Director of Panasonicâ€™s Development Centre for Audio, Video & Communication equipment & solutions
What is the value for consumers of portability of content across borders and devices? Î‡Is access to content always fair? Î‡ How can we incentivize content providers and platform providers to work together to create an appealing offer to the consumers? Î‡ What is the future of user control in this new, rapidly converging environment? Î‡ What can be done to promote competition between platforms and technologies? Î‡ How will Over the Top players fit into any potential regulatory structure? Î‡ What is needed to improve the efficiency of Europeâ€™s rights clearance system and other barriers to online content? Î‡ How will connected TVs increase accessibility for less tech savvy users?
We are looking forward to an informed discussion - and debate with your input. Feel free to send additional questions for debate in reply to this email or share with us on Twitter mentioning #convergedEU.