Westminster Media Forum

Revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive - funding and prominence, consumer protection, and the UK’s position post-Brexit

Morning, Tuesday, 21st January 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference focuses on the implementation of the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) in the UK - with discussion on:


  • The likely impact on stakeholders;
  • Provisions for protecting children and other consumers of audiovisual media; and
  • The UK’s regulatory position post-Brexit.

Keynotes


  • Luboš Kukliš, Chair, European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services;
  • Kathleen Stewart, Head of International Broadcast Policy, DCMS;
  • Tony Close, Director, Content Standards, Licensing and Enforcement, Ofcom; and
  • Helen Keefe, Head of International Policy, BBC.

The agenda


  • The AVMSD: key objectives of the revision and next steps for implementation;
  • Where next for audiovisual media policy in the UK;
  • The way forward for the regulation of video-sharing online - proportionality, effectiveness, and enforcement;
  • Assessing the potential impact of the Directive:
    • European works and the UK - production, access, funding and prominence;
    • A sustainable future for the independent film and television production sector;
    • New obligations to protect consumers from harmful content;
    • Advertising restrictions around content aimed at children, sponsorship, and the revised proposals on product placement;
  • Monitoring interpretation and application of the Directive and new developments in the audiovisual sector; and
  • The UK’s regulatory position post-Brexit - the degree of alignment between domestic regulation and the Directive, and the implications of divergence.

 



Keynote Speakers

Luboš Kukliš

Chief Executive, Council for Broadcasting and Retransmission, Slovakia and Chair, European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services

Tony Close

Director, Content Standards, Licensing and Enforcement, Ofcom and Member, Executive Board, UK Council for Internet Safety

Keynote Speakers

David Henderson

Senior Public Affairs Manager, Advertising Association

Tony Close

Director, Content Standards, Licensing and Enforcement, Ofcom and Member, Executive Board, UK Council for Internet Safety

Kathleen Stewart

Head of International Broadcast Policy, DCMS

Luboš Kukliš

Chief Executive, Council for Broadcasting and Retransmission, Slovakia and Chair, European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services

Chairs

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering

John Grogan

Speakers

Adam Minns

Executive Director, COBA

Dr Sally Broughton-Micova

Lecturer in Communications Policy and Politics, University of East Anglia; Research Fellow, Centre on Regulation in Europe and Member, European Experts Network for Culture and Audiovisual

Helen Keefe

Head of International Policy, BBC and Member, Legal and Policy Committee, EBU

Paul Herbert

Partner, Goodman Derrick