BBC Manchester hosted the 21st EBU Television Assembly on 3 June 2015. More than 50 decision makers were welcomed by TV Committee ad interim chairman Frank-Dieter Freiling (ZDF, Germany), Peter Salmon, Director of BBC England, and Jean Philip De Tender, outgoing TV Committee chairman and new Director of Media at the EBU. Television executives from public service media across Europe explored the impact of digital media on the future of broadcasting and the opportunities of the digital domain.
Participants also elected the members of the TV Committee, the principle policy-making body of the EBU television sector, who will serve for the next two years. The TV Assembly oversees the operations of EUROVISION TV and assists in steering the operational and strategic direction.
The TV Committee monitors the progress of events like the Eurovision Song Contest, approves the strategy of television services and controls the television development fund. Moreover they help establishing standards and procedures. The Television Committee has four physical meetings per year with the remaining business conducted electronically.
There was no Hungarian member of the TV Committee for several years but on 3 June Balázs Medveczky, Director General of MTV Ltd. was elected member in the Committee, and will serve until 2017.