Friday June 15th June 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2018 managers ljubljana

Venue: Meeting room at RTV Slovenia, Kolodvorska 2, Ljubljana

Life with and after TV is usually focused on the new cross-platform strategies of the public service media regarding changes in programming, investments in domestic production and European quotas. In the background the question of PSM legitimacy is based on more serious changes of government’s policies including questions about new financing models of PSM, about a scope of their activities and services. How are PSM answering these challenges? Do they feel some “fear” of their legitimacy?

On the other side, it could be dangerous for PSM to ignore some requests focused on higher citizen’s equality in using/consuming media. The latter expect lower payment and ask for more content diversity on the cable and IPTV networks, easier access to local and regional PSM channels. Governments also research possibilities for different “licence-fee” models for PSM with arguments for higher social equality of citizens. And, finally, there is also a question, if new global networks (Netflix, Amazon TV, Google) endanger more PSM or commercial TV landscape?

Forum programme:

10:30 - 10:40 Opening session – welcome address of RTV SLO Director General Igor Kadunc and Tone Kunst, CIRCOM Regional.

10:40 - 12:00 Round table: matters we want to share in order to prepare an interesting exchange with Gilles Marchand and the managers present.

12:15 - 13:15 Gilles Marchand, Director General of SSR, Switzerland and former Director of RTS:
Introduction of the Swiss situation (public service media legitimacy - “No billag” – what about the licence fee - structural change of RTS from “classical tv” into a digital media with an integrated newsroom - future of PSM facing an increasing competition).

13:15 - 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 - 15:00 Q & A from the participants for Gilles Marchand and free discussion on critical topics for regional public media in Europe (legitimacy, network, licence fee, reduction in budget, web first, fake news, ...).

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break

15:15 - 16:45 What did we learn from this workshop? What kind of solution we want to implement quickly?
Round-up discussion.