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Connected television sets

Connected television sets

What a connected television set?

Connected television sets (DEPDT)

A “suitable for connection” television set is a television set allowing a direct connection to the Internet (by Wifi or an Ethernet port) or indirect via a case connected to the Internet (game consoles…). Internet then constitutes a new source of contents on the television sets

The cabinet iSupply envisages a multiplication by more than 5 amongst connected television sets sold between 2010 and 2015: from here a few years, practically all the sold television sets will be suitable for connection. Other equipment such as for example the intelligent shelves, telephones (smartphones), the readers Blu-Ray and the game consoles will make it possible to look at the television or of the videos. The strong penetration of high-speed in France and the deployment of very high-speed are as many assets so that the suitable for connection television sets are actually connected to Internet. For the moment, only 10 to 20% of the suitable for connection television sets would be really connected. The intensity of the uses induced by the connected television sets is still relative, but evolutions are expected.

Which consequences for the sector of the audio-visual one?

Connected television sets (DEPDT)

For the audio-visual sector, the appearance of the connected television sets carries two principal effects: interactivity and the widening of the offer of programs.

  • The interactivity is likely to modify in-depth the practices of the televiewers: to answer a survey live, to buy a product seen in a program, to recommend a program to the members of his social network, to reach the additional information with program could become common practices tomorrow;
  • The widening of the offer of programs (“the hyperchoix”) is likely to modify balances between linear consumption and at the request of the programs, the durations of consumption of the various media. It will result in an increased fragmentation of the audience.

Connected television is moreover likely to make evolve the role of the various actors of the audio-visual sector and the actors of the services on Internet. The first identified risk is that of the desintermediation: which added-value will bring a distributor of services or an editor of television if each chain or each program is accessible since Internet? Who will prescribe the programs: search engines, social networks, guide of programs or the specialized press? How to preserve the financing of the audiovisual production and cinematographic French and European? Can connected television support the emergence of actors of international scale?

Which possible effects on the role and the missions of the Council?

The generalization of the connected television sets also raises questions for the public authorities and not only for the regulator:

  • how to ensure a fair competition between services on Internet and television services or radio whereas the rules as regards deontology, protection of the young public and the consumer which apply to the contents differ according to the media which carry them?
  • how to ensure a fair competition between service nationals and services established abroad, in particular out of tax matter?
  • within the framework of interactive services, how to protect the private life from the televiewer and the consumer?

On April 28th, 2011, the Council organized a conference on the connected television sets. The concern common to the whole of the speakers is to preserve the quality of the programs, to guarantee the financing of national and European creation and to take care of the protection of the televiewers. To achieve these goals, several lines of thinking emerged resulting in wondering about the necessary adaptation of the regulation. The Council intends to continue this reflection in dialogue with the actors.

To consult the official statement the CSA defines four principles for the connected television sets

On February 16th, 2012, the Council created a Commission of follow-up of the uses of connected television, chaired by Emmanuel Gabla, member of the Council, in order to put forth recommendations and DS proposals to accompany the development by this technology. Representatives of the public authorities, professionals of audio-visual and several qualified personalities were invited to join this commission, which rests on cins think tanks:

  • Economy and competition (president: Patrick Raude)
  • Financing of creation (president: Dominique Richard)
  • Protection of public sensitive (president: Janine Langlois-Glandier)
  • New advertising formats (president: Laurent Sorbier)
  • Technological challenges (president: Jean-Pierre Lacotte).

Consult the file presenting the installation of the Commission of follow-up of the uses of connected television.

 On December 5th, 2012, this commission had the first results of its work, of 14 proposals intended to support the emergence of a durable and equitable ecosystem around connected television.

Consult the video and the file of the press conference presenting the 14 Commission proposals.

 Look At the 14 proposals of the CSA' S Connected TV Commission.