Vision Documents Our vision for the European media sector

MediaRoad Vision Paper 2: Future and emerging technologies for the media sector

The second Vision Paper by MediaRoad's Policy Hub analyses the potential impact of six technological trends (Artificial Intelligence (AI), Immersive technologies, Blockchain, 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) and Convergence) on the media sector together with their political, social and economic consequences.

Based on the analysis, the paper puts forward policy recommendations with the aim of supporting a positive impact of these technologies on European society. The technological trends considered are at different stages of development and, as a consequence, some of them have already consistent European policy and legal frameworks established and running; others are at a less mature stage of development and societal appropriation.

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MediaRoad Vision Paper: The Future of Media Innovation

This Vision Paper has been developed by the Policy Hub of MediaRoad to help Europe’s media sector revamp the way it approaches innovation by shaping future research and policy priorities.

The culmination of the Horizon 2020 period and current efforts to prepare its successor, Horizon Europe, provide a good opportunity to develop MediaRoad’s vision for the future of research and innovation in the European radio and audiovisual sectors. Indeed, these sectors play a crucial role in helping to answer European and global challenges as well as societal and economic changes.

Thus, in this context, the Vision Paper provides policy recommendations to support the digital transition of European media sectors, and particularly radio and audiovisual, in order to foster media innovation in the future.

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I3 ‘s, MediaRoad’s and Vital Media’s Policy Recommendations for the Next Multiannual Financial Framework

Digitization and globalization are giving rise to considerable opportunities for the European media sectors but also bring with them some significant challenges. Coordination and Support Actions (CSAs) financed by DG CONNECT’s Media Convergence and Social Media Unit, the projects I3, MediaRoad and Vital Media, through their analysis have identified the most pressing trends and the related challenges and opportunities faced by the industry.

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