Crown Prince Haakon of Norway opened the General Assembly of the European Broadcasting Union

NordenBladet – Crown Prince Haakon was present at the opening of the Basic Assembly of the European Broadcasting Union in Norway on Thursday. This year, the Norwegian state owned Television-channel NRK is host to the meeting in Oslo.

The Crown Prince was the 1 to welcome the European Broadcasting to Norway. The Crown Prince also shared some of his Television-memories from when he was a youngster. Crown Prince Haakon stated: “When I was a kid, we had only 1 Norwegian Television channel: the NRK. I ought to admit that some Saturday evenings with my loved ones, gathered in front of the Television, could be a tiny challenge. My interests and wishes and what was that evening’s entertainment was not often in sync. We watched the weirdest of shows. Nevertheless, all of us did it – and we did it collectively. And the day soon after, when we went to college or operate, every person else had observed the exact same.”

The Crown Prince also addressed the modifications that have taken spot in current years and the commercialization of the Television market. Crown Prince Haakon stated: “Many issues have changed due to the fact these days. Technologies is transformed. The media landscape is naturally pretty distinctive. Now in Norway we have TV2, handheld devices and, of course, the net.”

To numerous people’s surprise, the Crown Prince also commented on the new existence of fake news, saying: “The truth, the reality, can be uncomfortable. Public service media is in numerous strategies the antidote to fake news. As you all know, currently, trust is a scarce resource, a most precious indicates. And when we doubt, relevance diminishes, and we turn to a thing else. Probably to fake news, not the genuine news. Which is why we require the independent public service media even extra – committed to the truth and to higher journalistic requirements.”

Following the speech, EBU’s President and BBC Director Basic Tony Hall invited Netflix Chief Reed Hastings to an open discussion. They talked about the future of Television. The European Broadcasting Union is the world’s top organization for public broadcasters with 117 members from 56 nations.

The organization also has 34 connected members from Asia, Australia, Africa and America. The occasion in Oslo has a lot of assistance with extra registered broadcasters than ever.

Featured image: Crown Prince Haakon (Instagram/@crownprincessmm)