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EUscreen Conference: Television Heritage & the Web

EUscreen’s third and final conference on the topic Television Heritage & the Web will be held at ELTE University in Budapest, on Thursday, September 13, and Friday, September 14, 2012. Attendance is free, but registration is required at

Conference Topic
The television landscape is evolving at tremendous speed. According to Eric Schmidt, former CEO at Google, “the Internet is fundamental to the future of TV”. Most broadcasters are struggling to grasp the pitfalls and potentials of the net. Emerging viewing patterns involve increased interactivity, non-stop availability and the evidence of choice.

The current shift suggests that there are new ways of looking, with a web-centric view becoming more and more popular. The major question for audiovisual archives, educators  and researchers these days is what this current web-based shift implies for television heritage.

Aiming to provide more than 30.000 televisual items online, the EUscreen project makes historical audiovisual content widely accessible. The conference Television Heritage & the Web attempts to discuss and analyse the potentials and pitfalls of the current media transition.

The programme of the conference will be published soon. You can sign up for our newsletter, follow us on Twitter or register your attendance on to stay up to date.

Find the outcomes of the two preceding conferences on

For more information, screenshots or an introductory video on the project, please contact Erwin Verbruggen on +31356771691 or

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