EUROPEAN TV GETS READY TO FIGHT OFF NETFLIX AND HBO

For the past two decades, Spain’s state-run RTVE and private rivals Mediaset España and Atresmediahave been fighting for viewers’ hearts with slates of game shows, sports, comedies, and glossy morning news. Now, in a plot twist worthy of the steamiest soap opera, they’ve decided to hook up: This summer the ...
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AGREEMENT REACHED ON NEW MEDIA SERVICES DIRECTIVE (AVMSD)

EP negotiators and the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU agreed on substantial rules for audiovisual media services, including digital platforms, on Thursday evening. The revised legislation will apply to broadcasters, but also to video-on-demand and video-sharing platforms, such as Netflix, YouTube or Facebook, as well as to ...
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ASSOCIATION OF COMMERCIAL TELEVISION STARTED A DIALOGUE WITH ADVERTISERS AND GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES IN THE FIRST YEAR OF OPERATION

In the first year of its existence, the Association of Commercial Television (AKTV) set two main goals: to spread awareness among advertisers about television being a key advertising mediatype and to do so through marketing activities as well as to engage in law-making processes with a direct impact on commercial ...
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TELEVISION IS STILL NUMBER ONE. EVEN TODAY’S INTERNET SAVVY CHILDREN PREFER TV

Even though children mostly moved from the television screen to a computer monitor or smartphone, television is still number one for them. Research shows that even today’s children still prefer TV over other types of media. Lifestyle Survey of Children conducted by the Association of Television Organisations (ATO) shows that ...
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EUROPEAN SALES HOUSES URGE LEGISLATORS TO STRIKE THE RIGHT BALANCE IN THE FINAL AVMS DIRECTIVE NEGOTIATIONS

The European Commission’s proposal for a revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive in May 2016 promised to create a fairer environment for all players, to ensure adequate protection for consumers, especially children, to sustain the production of original European content and to introduce more flexibility on the advertising rules for broadcasters ...
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WE WATCH MORE TV AND IN BETTER QUALITY

95% of Czech households currently own a television. Moreover, the time we spend in front of the TV is constantly growing. Czech people aged 15 years or more watch TV for 3 hours and 45 minutes a day on average, which is 31 minutes more than ten years ago. They also watch TV ...
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TELEVISION INCREASES THE NUMBER OF DELIVERED ADVERTISING TRPS

As the results of the first month of 2018 show, the increase affects all players in the market. The Czech television advertising market had a successful first month this year. Based on the number of delivered advertising TRPs, 2018 started off favourably. Compared to the same period last year, the ...
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TELEVISION ADS OUTPERFORM YOUTUBE AND FACEBOOK ADS

This is the result of a research that focused on the interconnection between the attention that people pay to advertisements and the influence it has on the sales of goods. According to the research conducted by Australian professor Karen Nelson-Field, television ads command more attention than YouTube or Facebook ads ...
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THE MEDIA MARKET SUPPORTS THE NEW AMENDMENT TO THE PHARMACEUTICALS ACT WHICH GOVERNS ADVERTISING

Media operators and advertising agencies from professional associations support the new amendment to the Pharmaceuticals Act, which will be voted on at the plenary session of the Chamber of Deputies on Friday and which proposes to repeal the latest amendment to the Act on Regulation of Advertising. In the last ...
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KEY MEDIA ALLIANCES CELEBRATE THE TRUSTWORTHINESS OF TV ON THE OCCASION OF WORLD TELEVISION DAY

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) and egta, the association of television and radio sales houses are celebrating the trustworthiness of television on the occasion of World Television Day (21 November), as declared by the United Nations. This year again, the three organisations ...
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