31 August 2021

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What future for TV? Linear broadcasters tackling the transformations of the industry 


What future for TV?
Linear broadcasters tackling the transformations of the industry

The past year has reaffirmed the power of TV channels to unite millions of viewers across Europe. In a changing market landscape, they face growing competition and new challenges: how do they respond to new practices and continue to attract an increasingly demanding audience? Is there a specificity for public sector channels? What strategies can be put in place on a European level to collaborate and strengthen the competitiveness of linear television?


Delphine Ernotte Cunci is a graduate of École Centrale in Paris, and began her career at France Telecom as a Financial Analyst and then as an Economist Engineer at FTR&D.

She then worked in retail as Director of the Paris boutiques and General Manager of the SDR subsidiary between 2000 and 2004. That same year, she was appointed Regional Director for the Centre-Val de Loire region. In July 2006, Delphine Ernotte Cunci took over the management of Commercial Communication and Sponsoring France. In May 2008, she became Sales Director France and in July 2009, she was appointed Director General Public France. She was appointed EVP Operations France on in April 2010 and was given full operational management of Orange France in March 2011.

In October 2011, she was also appointed Deputy Managing Director of the France Telecom Group. On 23 April 2015, she was appointed President of France Télévisions. The first woman president of the public broadcasting group, her mandate was renewed in 2020. On 1 January 2021, she became the first woman to be appointed President of the EBU.

Jan Mojto, born in 1948, is an international film producer and distributor. The core of his corporate group is Beta Film, which produces, finances and distributes high-end entertainment content for the global market.

Beta Film partners with and holds stakes in several European production companies. The classical music label Unitel produces audiovisual recordings of high-level concerts, operas and ballets throughout Europe. Born in Slovakia, Mojto left for the West in the 70s and started his career at the KirchGroup.

He was honoured with the Médaille Charlemagne pour des Médias Européens, as Chevalier dans l’Ordre de la Légion d’Honneur, as Officier de l’Ordre National des Arts et des Lettres as well as with the Bavarian Order of Merit among others and won numerous national and international film-, TV and classical music awards.

Hanna Stjärne started her journalistic career as a reporter, news anchor and foreign correspondent at Sveriges Radio, moving on to various management positions at the company.

She was then appointed CEO and Editor in Chief at the newspaper Upsala Nya Tidning, and during her leadership the paper was awarded several prizes – among them a prize for best digital cultural journalism. In 2014 she was appointed CEO at SVT.

Her leadership has focused strongly on digitalization, strong Swedish content and creating a modern public service company that engages all of Sweden.

Bernardo Herman is currently Director of European Affairs at the CSA, the audiovisual regulatory authority in the French Community of Belgium.

As Sherpa to the Vice President of ERGA and as former Director General of the institution, he has contributed to the formation of numerous audiovisual policies including the responsibility of internet platforms. 

Bernardo holds a bachelor's degree in law from the University of Saint-Louis in Brussels and a master's degree in law from the University of Louvain-La-Neuve. Before joining the CSA, he worked for more than thirteen years in the telecoms sector, holding various legal and regulatory positions in several private and public organisations.


Marjorie Paillon is a presenter, producer, and speaker. She covers digital transformation at 360 degrees for French and international media outlets (#TECH24 on France 24, Technikart, Soft Power on France Culture, L’Envers de L’Eco on Yahoo!…)

She reviews the biggest trends in the industry, dives into its political and societal changes, sits with the global and local innovators who make an actual difference, onset and stage (MIPCOM, Midem, European Film Forum, Marché du Film & Cannes Film Festival, TEDx Education & TEDX Women, etc.).

Marjorie is passionate about diversity and inclusion and does her best to put it into practice in tech and in the media. She also covers geopolitics and American politics, which sometimes blend with tech and innovation.