International Television Expert Group

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International Television Expert Group (ITVE)
Formation 2007
Type Broadcasting Association
Headquarters Berlin, Germany
Official language
Managing Director
Frank Giersberg

The International Television Expert Group (ITVE) is a global television business information and networking platform. It was founded on October 12, 2007 in Berlin, Germany.


The International Television Expert Group's mission is to connect television executives from around the world. The group wants to enhance dialogue and improve networking activities for its members and to support global knowledge exchange and international collaboration. In addition, it provides global television market information to the public.[1]


The International Television Expert Group is a non-profit and supra-organizational platform, supported by national industry bodies and their members. The group is led by its meeting of members and is managed day-to-day by its managing director.


Members of the group have to be actively involved in broadcasting industries at a proven executive level, and they are typically a member of their national TV industry association.[2] In the beginning of 2010, there were approximately 1,200 members based in more than 100 countries,[3] taking on executive roles at some of the world's leading television broadcasters, such as ABC, AETN, Al Jazeera, ARD, BBC, BSkyB, Canal+, CBS, CCT, CCTV, CNN, Comcast, Constantin Film, Discovery Communications, Disney Channel, Endemol, ESPN, Eurosport, Fox, Globo TV, HBO, IP Network, ITV, Mediaset, MTV Networks, NBC Universal, Nova TV, NTV, ORF, Paramount Pictures, ProSiebenSat.1, QVC, RAI, RTL Group, RTVE, Showtime, Sky Italia, Sony Pictures Television International, STAR TV, Tata, TF1, Turner Broadcasting, TV Azteca, TV2, TV3, TVN, Viasat, Warner Bros., Weather Channel, ZDF, and Zee Network.[4][5]


The group is operating an information platform open to the public,[6] but also an internal platform exclusively for its members to organize their information and knowledge exchange. It is moderating industry discussions and various professional communities.[7][8][9]

In the fields of online media the group manages collaborative projects for its members, such as the "International TV Explorer",[10] a project to identify the world's leading online TV and video portals and to connect the responsible online TV project managers.

The International Television Expert Group is also supporting international TV industry and media policy related conferences around the world, such as the Asian Future TV Conference in Shanghai,[11] and it is providing data on global TV markets, used by many experts and frequently quoted in newspapers,[12][13] magazines[14] and in science.[15]


The International Television Expert Group is supported by various television industry bodies, such as the Association of Commercial Television in Europe,[16] the Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia,[17] the German Broadcasting Association,[18] or the Ukrainian Television Industry Committee.[19] But it is also partnering with other industry related associations, like the Broadcast Mobile Convergence Forum,[20] the Format Recognition and Protection Association,[21] the International Advertising Association[22] and even with television regulation authorities such as the Cyprus Radio and Television Authority.[23]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Mission statement International Television Expert Group
  2. ^ Membership requirements International Television Expert Group
  3. ^ Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finnland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, Ukraine, USA and many other countries
  4. ^ Televízia Správy Mediálne
  5. ^ Group members International Television Expert Group
  6. ^ International Television International Television Expert Group's public portal
  7. ^ ITVE / Linkedin ITVE's group section on Linkedin
  8. ^ ITVE / XING ITVE's group section on Xing
  9. ^ ITVE / Plaxo ITVE's group section on Plaxo
  10. ^ International TV Explorer International Television Expert Group
  11. ^ Asia Future TV 2010 to be held in China Media Newsline
  12. ^ The Future of TV by Holman W. Jenkins, The Wall Street Journal, January 5, 2010
  13. ^ TV 2020 by Ivan Krasko and Tomáš Czwitkovics, eTrend, April 21, 2010
  14. ^ Taking advantage of contextualized interactions while users watch TV by Cesar A. C. Teixeira, Erick Lazaro Melo, Renan G. Cattelan, Maria da Graça, published in Magazine for Multimedia Tools and Applications, February 2010, ISSN 1380-7501
  15. ^ McQuail's Mass Communication Theory (Sixth Edition) by Denis McQuail (page 35), University of Southampton, February 2010, SAGE Publications Ltd, ISBN 978-1-84920-291-6
  16. ^ "ACT – Association of Commercial Television in Europe". Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia". CASBAA. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  18. ^ "VPRT – German Broadcasting Association". November 29, 2011. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Television Industry Committee, Ukraine". ITK. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  20. ^ "BMCO – Broadcast Mobile Convergence Forum". Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Format Recognition and Protection Association". FRAPA. December 19, 2011. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  22. ^ "IAA – International Advertising Association". Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Cyprus Radio and Television Authority". CRTA. Retrieved January 17, 2012.