Brussels, 21 November 2017
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) and egta, the association of television and radio sales houses are celebrating the trustworthiness of television on the occasion of World Television Day (21 November), as declared by the United Nations.
This year again, the three organisations have produced a 30-second video clip emphasising the role TV has around the world as provider of trusted content. It will be aired by broadcasters across Europe, Asia, Canada, USA and Australia on 21 November. To celebrate their love of television, viewers are encouraged to use the hashtags #WeloveTV and #WorldTVDay on social networks on 21 November.
The video highlights that now, more than ever, the trustworthiness of television plays a central part in our daily lives as it keeps viewers up to date on what is going on at home and abroad and brings the world’s attention to what matters. Editorial responsibility, truthful reporting, top quality content, the safest environment and the reliable, independent measurement system are the DNA of TV. This makes it a unique medium for world-class content and a fully brand-safe environment… no matter on which device.
Recent studies have shown:
These collected studies on trust and more can be consulted in a dedicated section on the World TV Day website.
1: EBU based on Eurobarometer 86, EBU Media Intelligence Service, Trust in Media (2017)
2: Kantar – Trust in News (2017)
3: ThinkTV – Concern for Fake News- nlogic, OmniVu, Total Canada (2017)
4: UK, Ipsos/ThinkBox: Attitudes to, and use of, media, technology and advertising (2016)