Stakeholder workshop on broadcast-broadband convergence

The European Commission has initiated a study, to be carried out by Plum Consulting and Farncombe, to consider:

  • How audio-visual services will be delivered in Europe over the next 15 years
  • Whether Europe should move to a converged terrestrial wireless platform for the delivery of audio-visual (linear, on-demand) and internet (data) services over this period
  • The impact of future options for the delivery of audio-visual and data services on the use of UHF spectrum (470-790 Mhz) and possibly further sub-1 GHz spectrum

To provide input to the study the European Commission will host a stakeholder workshop on the 27th March in the Centre Albert Borschette, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels from 10:00 to 14:00 hours.

At the workshop the study team will present its preliminary findings on how consumption of audio-visual services might change over the next 15 years and how broadcast platforms and broadband platforms might contribute to the delivery of these services. The study team will also present preliminary results on the assessment of the potential of terrestrial broadcasting platforms to provide internet (data) services. The agenda will include presentations from industry players in both the broadcast and broadband sectors.

The main aim of the workshop is to give stakeholders an opportunity to share views and to provide input to the study team – both during the event and in writing following the event. The team will then hold subsequent workshops – to present preliminary analysis on 8 July 2014 and to present its final findings on 4 November 2014.  The workshops are open to all interested parties.

For registration and more details on the first workshop, please click here.