Westminster Media Forum

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

TO BE PUBLISHED February 2020


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;
    • Commercial communications and the protection of minors;
  • 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.


Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


Shortly after every Westminster Media Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes

Presentations

Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval


Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda

Q&A

Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Articles

Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates