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NEWS ITEM

21 June 2016 - WSG statement on the Parliamentary Event hosted by Members of Parliament Stefano Maullu and Patrizia Toia “Growth of the European Cultural and Creative Sector: Why Spectrum Matters”

29 February 2016

“European content is at risk” says WIDER SPECTRUM GROUP

The Wider Spectrum Group (WSG) met with Andrus Ansip, the European Commission Vice President for the Digital Single Market, today to urge support for creative producers and distributors of European cultural content in upcoming EU legislation on the UHF frequencies.

 

December 2015 -   WSG Statement on the 2015 World Radio Conference (WRC 2015): 

«Frequencies for the creative sector gain future regulatory certainty after World Radio Conference» welcomes the Wider Spectrum Group

October 22 2015 - Free-to-Air | Free to Create | Free to Grow. Wider Spectrum Group Brussels high-level conference featuring Pascal Lamy and Günther Oettinger as keynote speakers as well as Anthony Whelan (Director, DG Connect) and Kaja Kallas (MEP, ITRE Rapporteur on Digital Single Market report). Two panels bring together leading representatives from the media, creative and cultural space to discuss the importance of spectrum for the future of the EU's AV model and the sustainability and prosperity of its creative industries.

July 27 2015 - Wider Spectrum Group writes to Telecom Council Chair ahead of WRC-15 to support rejection of the co-primary allocation to the mobile service of the band 470-694 MHz in Europe

July 14 2015 - Commissioner Oettinger appears before European Parliament's Committee on Culture and Education, upholds Lamy report and the spectrum needs of broadcasting

Part 2

June 15-16 2015 - Members of the Wider Spectrum Group take part in the 10th Annual European Spectrum Management conference in Brussels

June 11 2015 - Vice-President Andrus Ansip replies to WSG letter of April 29 2015

June 9 2015 - MEP Michał Boni (EPP) asks EC precisions on spectrum and implementation of Lamy report

June 9 2015 - Commission publishes result of Lamy Consultation, 36 out of 96 stakeholder contributions submitted by “stakeholders from the creative and cultural industries, including broadcasting companies, broadcasting network operators, program making and special events (PMSE) manufacturers as well as art and audiovisual associations”

May 15 2015 - Wider Spectrum Group grows 10 members strong as CEPI, DigiTAG, Digital UK and VLV come on board

May 12 2015 - Question to Vice-President Ansip during European Parliament's Digital Single Market Intergroup - response focuses on Broadband but what of impact and potential for creative economy and jobs?

Question

Response - Part 1

Response - Part 2

May 6 2015 - Wider Spectrum Group asks Commission for greater clarity on and alignment of spectrum policy approach following DSM strategy publication

April 29 2015 - Wider Spectrum Group writes to President Juncker and Commissioners Ansip, Oettinger, Thyssen and Navracsics to outline concerns over treatment of spectrum in upcoming Commission Communication on the Digital Signle Market

April 13 2015 - Wider Spectrum Group formally launches and calls for an EU spectrum policy that sustains and grows jobs and value for Europe's cultural and creative sector

April 12 2015 - European Commission's Consultation on Lamy report closes. Members of the Wider Spectrum share their contributions

January 28 2015 - Assembled in the European Parliament, employers and workers speak as one to call for an industrial policy for Europe’s creative and cultural industries, urge decision-makers to see bigger picture on spectrum

Media queries - WSG MEMBER contacts


For press enquiries for the WSG please email

widerspectrumgroup@yahoo.com

For specific organisation press contacts please see below.


Association of European Radios

Vincent Sneed

Director Regulatory Affairs

+32 27369131

vincent.sneed (at) aereurope.org

Association of Professional Wireless Production Technologies

Alan March

Co-President

+44 1628 402 230

AMarch (at) Sennheiser.co.uk

Broadcast Networks Europe

Gwendoline Riou

BNE Press

+32 2 2131305

Gwendoline.riou (at )interelgroup.com

DigiTAG

Rosie Smith

DigiTAG Project Office

+41 22 717 2735

rosiesmith (at) marvcatmedia.org

Digital UK

Jon Steel

Director of Communications and Public Affairs

+44 (0)20 7462 5428

jon.steel (at) digitaluk.co.uk

European Broadcasting Union

Jacques Lovell

European Advocacy Adviser

+32(0)2 286 9143

lovell (at) ebu.ch

European Coordination of Independent Producers

Elena Lai

Secretary General

+32 (0)2 231 56 33

cepi (at) Europe-Analytica.com

European Federation of Journalists

Ricardo Gutierrez

General Secretary

+32 2 235 23 29

ricardo.gutierrez (at) ifj.org

Pearle* - Live Performance Europe

Anita Debaere

Director

+32 2 203 62 96

Anita(at)pearle.ws

UNI MEI

Johannes Studinger

Head of UNI MEI

+32 2 234 56 56

johannes.studinger (at) uniglobalunion.org

Voice of the Listener & Viewer

Dinah Garrett

Press contact

+44 (0)147 4338 716

dinah.garrett (at) vlv.org.uk