World Television Day celebrates today's TV around the globe
egta press release
Brussels, 19 November 2021
TV companies around the world celebrate World Television Day on 21 November to remind us of television's continuous and profound transformation to become TV, a Total Video experience. As part of the annual United Nations initiative, a 30 second-spot will be broadcast and shared online worldwide as an invitation to discover it all.
Tomorrow's TV, created today
For this special edition - the 25th anniversary of the initiative launched by the UN in 1996 - World Television Day celebrates a truth that holds around the globe: TV has evolved to become much more than it used to be. TV is now available at all times, at home and on the go, across all screens – large or small – live or streamed; offering both collective and feel-like-me experiences. TV is also measurable, connected, personalised and targetable.
“TV has connected us all during the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping us informed, educated, entertained and even inspired. During the recent COP26 Conference, broadcasters from across the globe played an essential role in showcasing the challenges and solutions when we work together to combat climate change. Long live television as a unifying medium!” says Caroline Petit, Deputy Director & Officer in Charge, United Nations Regional Information Centre for Europe (UNRIC).
“It is fitting that on this occasion, the 25th anniversary of World Television Day, we not only look back upon the unwavering evolution of TV, but also keep a keen eye on the future. It is truly the DNA of our medium to continuously transform and meet the needs of our time, providing viewers, TV companies and marketers alike with new platforms, new possibilities and new ideas. With this in mind, we eagerly look forward to the next 25 years and the many innovations TV will bring to provide an even more compelling experience,” asserts Katty Roberfroid, Director General, egta.
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