Ready for our first speaker, Ross Biggam, Vice President Government Relation EMEA, Discovery Communications?

Technology has changed the way we interact with each other and our environment, and in turn, this has changed the way of storytelling in modern broadcasting. How do we analyse the threats and challenges for broadcasting today in this unpredictable digital era? Is it still possible for traditional broadcasters to develop and thrive again by grasping the emerging opportunities? Within this context, we have invited our first speaker Ross Biggam to bring us insights based on his expertise and open the floor for discussion.

Lecture Theme:  Threats and Opportunities for Broadcasting in the Digital Era.

 Our first Lecture will take place in Room Q.B from 17:00-19:00,  Next Tuesday, March 6th .

Ross Biggam, our first Guest Speaker, is currently Vice President Government Relation EMEA, Discovery Communications. After studying at Exeter and Saarbrücken, Ross worked as Legal Adviser to the House of Lords EU Select Committee before joining ITV, the leading commercial broadcaster in the UK, where he ended up as Head of European Affairs. In April 2000, he moved to Brussels to become Director General of the Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) before moving to Discovery in November 2015. Ross is also Visiting Professor in Creative Industries at the University of Glasgow.

The Brussels Talking Lecture Series welcome students and academics from different disciplines, practitioners and journalists, as well as interested and committed citizens! Our goal is to gather ideas, thoughts and insights on topical debates about economic, political, technical, legal and societal aspects of media and communication in Europe.

Interested? Please register at: http://www.vub.ac.be/en/events/2018/brussels-talking

Registration is for free but compulsory!

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