The meeting of TV and radio broadcasting experts will take place for the 18th time this year on Wednesday 14 June in Prague.

Participants of the 18th annual DIGIMEDIA 2023 conference, which will take place on Wednesday 14 June 2023 in the Congress Hall of Czech Television in Prague's Kavčí Hory, will have the unique opportunity to watch a discussion between the CEOs of the three largest Czech television groups, i.e. Czech Television, TV Nova and FTV Prima, and to participate in a panel debate with them. Among others, Petr Dvořák, CEO of ČT, Daniel Grunt, CEO of TV Nova, and Marek Singer, CEO of FTV Prima, have already confirmed their participation in the event.

"The cast of this year's DIGIMEDIA will be even richer. Štěpán Wolde, CEO of the Óčko TV group, and Michaela Suráková, Managing Director of Atmedia Czech, will also be present. As well as representatives of the largest TV and radio broadcasters in the Czech Republic, the CEO of Czech Radio Communications Miloš Mastník and the co-owner of Digital Broadcasting Nikola Chrenčíková Pařízková,"

says Pavel Brabec, President of the Association of Czech Advertising Agencies and Marketing Communications (AČRA-MK), which is organising the DIGIMEDIA 2023 conference in cooperation with Czech Television.

The Chairman of the CTU Council and the presidents of AKTV and APMS will also be presented.

The conference will traditionally be divided into three thematic blocks focusing on television broadcasting, streaming services and the digitalisation of radio broadcasting. In the first block, DIGIMEDIA 2023, in the presence of the new Chairman of the Council of the Czech Telecommunications Office, Mark Ebert, representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and terrestrial TV network operators and TV stations, will focus on preparations for the autumn World Radiocommunication Conference WRC-23, which will address the future of terrestrial TV after 2030, when the guarantee of the 500 and 600 MHz frequency bands for TV broadcasting is due to end. It will also focus on the issue of financing public service television, the development of new broadcasting standards as well as terrestrial TV broadcasting designed for 5G Broadcast mobile devices.

The second session of the conference will focus on streaming services, IPTV and other forms of TV content distribution beyond terrestrial broadcasting. It will include representatives of the largest domestic streaming platforms Voyo, iBroadcast CT, prima+, as well as representatives of operators who provide the necessary infrastructure for them, such as Marcel Procházka, Director of the Regulatory and Legal Department of Czech Radio Communications. The hot topic will be the introduction of new tariffs for streaming services with advertising, the fight against content pirates and illegal sharing of films and TV series on Internet storage sites, and the preparation of applications for smart TVs and other smart devices available on the Czech market.

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In the third session, the DIGIMEDIA 2023 conference will focus on the development of digital radio broadcasting in the Czech Republic, in particular on the auction of frequencies for DB+ networks intended for commercial radio. The session, which will be attended by René Zavoral, Director General of Czech Radio, Jiří Duchač, Head of the Frequency Spectrum Management Department of the Czech Radio Office, Jakub Juhas, Managing Director of Digital Broadasting and Progress Digital, and Miroslav Pýcha, Managing Director of Joe Media, will also touch upon the introduction of electronic radio listenership measurement, the improvement of the in-door coverage of the Czech Radio's digital network, and the plans of commercial radio stations to create new thematic stations for digital distribution.

The DIGIMEDIA 2023 conference is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Culture, the Czech Telecommunications Authority and the Broadcasting Council. The general partner of the event is Czech Television, which traditionally provides the venue for the event and will broadcast the entire conference live on iVysílání.cz, where a complete recording of the event will also be available. Among the partners of the conference are also Atmedia Czech, Media partners of the conference are Marketing and Media weekly, MediaGuru.cz, Televizníweb.cz and AVERIA titles - ICT Network News, B2B Network News.

The detailed programme of the DIGIMEDIA 2023 conference and registration forms for participants can be found at www.acra-mk.cz.

Source: televizniweb.cz