Media 2015: The Future of Digital Content & Services took place on 19 November in Brussels, and brought together a broad range of stakeholders in a series of 4 panel debates. Thank you to everyone who attended, and to all those who made it such a success.
Following the release of the European Commission's Digital Single Market strategy for Europe, the launch of the public consultation on the Audiovisual Media Service Directive and ahead of the preparation of the legislative proposal for copyright reform, this conference provided a unique platform for the broadcasting, publishing, advertising, tech & telecommunications and Internet platform industries to engage with policymakers, during what is quickly becoming a pivotal period for the future of digital content and services.
In the age of ever-increasing media convergence, the Internet plays a central role in our daily lives driving the way we access, create, share and use content and services. The emergence of new, disruptive business models and changes in consumer expectations and demands, pose both challenges and opportunities.
The Digital Single Market Strategy, released by the Commission in May 2015, sets out the EU’s view on the key areas of focus in order to achieve a borderless, digital marketplace that drives innovation, consumer choice and economic development.
In this context, this conference will be an opportunity to discuss whether the Commission’s strategy in the area of digital content and services are ambitious enough, and how all European citizens, creators and businesses can fully benefit from the opportunities offered by a connected digital single market.
Topics to be discussed include:
- Creating a regulatory environment for audiovisual media services fit for the digital age
- Revamping the European copyright regime
- Geo-blocking, cross border access to content, services and goods in Europe
- Platforms: roles, obligations and liabilities
For more information about the programme, speaking and sponsorship opportunities please contact Eleanor Chappell at email@example.com and follow regular updates on Twitter #FutureDigital15