Annual General Meeting 2011
BVA Annual General Meeting took place on 1st November 2011
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The British Video Association Annual General Meeting and reception was held at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre in London on 1st November 2011.
The Event started with the annual statement from BVA Chairman Charlie McAuley and was followed by the Director General’s annual news review.
In her report to 150 guests at the 31st AGM Lavinia Carey reflected on a year of rapid change for the video industry, which has seen increasing numbers of viewers take up digital video services from a growing range of new platforms, enabling audiences to access video entertainment in more ways than ever before.
Lavinia and her guest Luke Johnson, Chairman of private equity house Risk Capital Partners Ltd and former Chair of Channel 4, addressed Britain’s video industry leaders in a fireside chat.
Stressing the importance of ensuring that video entertainment continues to deliver the revenues needed to invest in new productions, as well as protecting the video industry from IP theft and other business models which do not allow content creators to get a fair price for their products, Johnson said:
“The video industry is an incredibly important part of the economics of how film and television is produced and it is a key part of the economic infrastructure of the UK but it is not just about money. It is about the UK’s impact on the world. Culturally, the strength and vibrancy of our creative and media industries punch well above our weight and add to our influence in the world. To just give all that away would be a tragedy.”
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The guests were also able to see demonstrations on the latest ways to view video content kindly organised by Panasonic, Samsung and Sony.
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