Friday, November 21, 2014

World Television Day - 21 November

World Television Day - 21 November

About the Day

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day (through resolution 51/205 of 17 December 1996). This was done in recognition of the increasing impact television has on decision-making by alerting world attention to conflicts and threats to peace and security and its potential role in sharpening the focus on other major issues, including economic and social issues.


Statements on the occasion of World Television Day
by Secretary General UN



What is you favorite Television Show This Year?

Popular English TV Shows

1. A Young Doctor's Notebook(Ovation)
2. Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
3. The Good Wife (CBS)
4. Gotham (Fox)
5. Sleepy Hollow (Fox)

Popular Hindi TV Shows

1 Diya Aur Baati Hum Star Plus
2 Saath Nibhana Saathiya Star Plus
3 Yeh Hai Mohabetein Star Plus
4 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Star Plus
5 Sasural Simar Ka Colors TV
6 Jodha Akbar Zee TV
7 Udaan Star Plus
8 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Sab TV
9 Kumkum Bhagya Zee TV
10 Ek Haseena Thi Star Plus

Viewers are being asked to share their favourite TV moments in celebration of World Television
Day – the United Nations led initiative backed by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the
Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) and egta, the Brussels based association of
television and radio sales houses.

Broadcasters across Europe, Asia, Canada, USA and Australia have been invited to screen a 30
second video commissioned by the organizations in recognition of the crucial role TV plays to inform, educate and entertain. Numerous broadcasters have already confirmed that they will air the clip on  21st November across their networks or online portals.

The clip features entertainment, news, culture, sport and drama highlights and urges viewers to
nominate their best TV moment using the social media hash tags #WeloveTV and #WorldTVDay.
Contributions made to websites, Facebook and twitter will be collated by local broadcasters with the
potential to create a new clip called ‘You love TV.’

EBU president Jean-Paul Philippot says public service media television helps strengthen democracy
by ensuring that everyone – including those without political or economic influence – can access

“The EBU has 63 Active TV Members in 55 countries, operating 937 TV channels broadcasting in 69 languages with a potential audience of 1.02 billion people,” Mr Philippot said. “It gives a voice to those who would otherwise go unheard and by serving all sections of society; it promotes tolerance and understanding and facilitates debate around issues of national concern.”

egta President Franz Prenner says the initiative celebrates television’s everlasting audience appeal.
“Television viewing across most European countries is stable or increasing,” said Mr Prenner.
“Throughout the European Union, the average viewer tunes in for 236 minutes a day. The odd
fluctuation cannot mask the big picture that people love to consume quality content on multiple
screens, including OTT. TV is only beginning to embrace its golden age!”

Chairman of the ACT Board of Directors Magnus Brooke describes television as a ‘European success story’.“Television is the medium used

“Television is the medium used most by Europeans. 87 per cent watch TV content daily either on a
TV set or online," says Mr Brooke. “This enduring popularity is made possible thanks to commercial
channels’ investment in programme content. Our viewers demand the best news, sport, entertainment
and drama. Good quality doesn’t come cheap and 40 per cent of commercial TV revenue is
reinvested in TV content. This investment is rewarded in consumers’ trust. Although information today  is everywhere, television remains the most trusted platform for news in Europe and beyond.”
Regional Information Centre Deputy Director Caroline Petit says

“TV’s power lies in its ability to foster democracy, to encourage freedom of speech, to contribute to
innovation, to mobilise and to support cultural diversity,” Ms Petit said. “By alerting world attention to conflicts and threats to peace and security, TV has the potential to help sharpen the understanding of  some major global topics.”

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