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ITU Workshop on "The Future of Television for Europe"

​Geneva, Switzerland, 7 June 2019

Contact: tsbevents@itu.int
Introduction

The ​International Telecommunication Union (ITU) encourages a dialogue among stakeholders in the various regions of the world to discuss the future of Television. To this end, following the success of “The Future of Cable TV (Geneva, Switzerland, 25-26 January 2018) and The Future of TV for the Americas (Bogotá, Colombia, 26 November 2018), the ITU will hold a Workshop on “The Future of Television for Europe", which will take place on 7 June 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland at the ITU Headquarters.
This event, which is jointly organized by the three Sectors of the ITU (Radiocommunication: ITU-R; Standardization: ITU-T; and Development: ITU-D), will focus on the diverse emerging broadband and broadcast technologies, including cable TV, with the aim to assist countries in the region of Europe to assess challenges, dynamics and opportunities. 
This workshop is being organized within the context of the European Regional Initiative approved by WTDC-17 on “Broadband Infrastructure, Broadcasting and Spectrum Management”. The event is also supported by the ITU-R SG6 (Broadcasting service) and ITU-T SG9 (Cable broadband and TV), which will meet in collocation, 6-13 June 2019 (see TSB Collective 4/9).
Objectives
The aim of the workshop is to discuss the future of television in the region with relevant European and international stakeholders, covering regulatory and policy frameworks, emerging and convergent ICT Infrastructures and services, as well as user interfaces and accessibility issues. It also provides an opportunity to discuss TV-related regional and international standardization and to share best practices and case studies on cable TV roll-outs and other new TV services. 
Target Audience
Participation is open to ITU Member States, Sector Members, Associates, ITU Academic Institutions and to any individual from a country which is a member of the ITU and who wishes to contribute to the work. Participation in the workshop is free of charge but registration is required. 

Exhibition
An exhibition will be organized during the workshop. Experts are invited to showcase recent research in this field, which will interest and  stimulate the discussion and future standardization work. Given the limited supply of exhibition space, exhibitors will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Experts interested in exhibiting their work are requested to submit their application form to exhibit (found here) to tsbevents@itu.int​ before 20 May 2019.

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