Förderverein Informationstechnik und Gesellschaft

Commission plans TV show about the Information Society

CORDIS RTD-NEWS/c European Communities, 1999

Record Control Number : 12568 Date : 1999-03-25

Category : Miscellaneous

General Information :

To make the people of the European Union more aware of the importance of the Information Society, the European Commission, Directorate-General XIII, has decided to support the "IS TV Show", which will be broadcast simultaneously all over Europe and reach an audience of over 300 million.

The event will take place next autumn during the Information Society Day 99. The IS TV Show will seek to illustrate how new information technologies and applications positively influence everyday life and benefit both citizens and businesses.

The project has been initiated and is financially supported by the Commission as part of its ongoing efforts to create a User-friendly Information Society. Furthermore, this pan-European TV show is conceived as the culmination of a two-year awareness-raising campaign led by the DG XIII, mainly through its Information Society Promotion Office (ISPO).

This campaign comprises a series of interlocking actions to prove that, beyond the technical and specialised aspects of the transition towards the Information Society, new technologies also open up new opportunities for people in their work, their social life and their leisure time.

Data Source Provider : European Commission, DG XIII

Document Reference : Based on an announcement from DG XIII

Programme Acronym : ISPO

Subject Index Codes : Telecommunications; Information, Media

Contact Person :

For further information, please contact:

Josť Pato
European Commission
DG XIII - Information Society Promotion Office
Tel. +32-2-2968293; Fax +32-2-2994170
E-mail: josť


Gerlinde Niehus
European Commission
DG XIII - Information and Communication Unit
Tel. +32-2-2969022; Fax +32-2-2969037