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EBU-IMZ Panel 2022: "Sustainability + Classical Music TV"

Friday, 23 September 2022, 09:30-10:30

at the 59th International Television Festival Golden Prague / Czechia 


As climate change increasingly informs both public policy and societal concerns, broadcasters and cultural institutions across Europe are redefining their programmes, placing a larger emphasis on their commitments to the environment. Featuring expert representatives from the EBU, IMZ, RTP, London Symphony Orchestra and the environmental NGO KlimAktiv, this panel will explore how classical music television can meet the challenges of today and adopt more sustainable practices.



Katharina Jeschke

IMZ Secretary General

As Secretary General of the IMZ International Music + Media Centre, Katharina Jeschke is a curator, developer and host of music film festivals and competitions worldwide. She is also the programme developer of Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin, the international trade fair for cultural TV and VOD content. At Avant Première, the industry gathers to showcase and trade the latest music + dance film productions for worldwide transmission. She also is the driving force of the IMZ Online Services and Content.Agent, an innovative new global B2B marketplace for film license trading.

Matthew Trustram

Head of Television + Media Department, EBU European Broadcasting Union

Matthew Trustram is a TV broadcast industry professional working in international coproduction and distribution projects. He is responsible for the coordination of international music & dance projects with and on behalf of EBU member broadcasters.



Executive Producer and Editor of Music TV, NRK – Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation // IMZ President

Erikstad began his career at NRK as Head of Music TV + Editor for music at NRK2. Today he is responsible for music co-productions within NRK. He is also a music producer, Vice President of the EBU Music Expert Group, Head of the Jury Golden Prague and President of the IMZ.

Daniel Gorjão

Head of Performing Arts, RTP – Rádio e Televisão de Portugal

Daniel Gorjão has been working as Acting and Dubbing Director at RTP since 2010. In 2016, he became responsible for the Performing Arts Programming at RTP2. He is also an invited professor of the Postgraduate Course in Dramaturgy at ESMAE.

Claudia Kraus

Project Manager, Climate Protection + Greenshooting

Claudia (M.A. Media Mgmt.) is a project manager for Greenshooting and climate protection at KlimAktiv. Before, she worked for ProSiebenSat.1 and public broadcaster ARD, leading change projects and promoting Greenshooting + green media distribution.

Rebecca Lees

Head of LSO Live, London Symphony Orchestras

With over 20 years’ experience in the classical music industry, Rebecca "Becky" Lees currently leads the international media and digital strategy for the London Symphony Orchestra. This encompasses the audio label LSO Live, as well as broadcasts, webstreams and building strong and productive relationships with artists and management as well as third parties including media and business partners.

Hemini Mehta

Sustainability Lead, EBU European Broadcasting Union

Hemini Mehta is the sustainability lead at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), where she heads several teams focused on sustainability for public service media, green productions, cloud sustainability and green AI. As Sustainability Rapporteur at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU, part of UN), she has authored numerous articles and reports as well as organised and contributed to several events focused on sustainability in the media sector.



Max Beckham-Ortner
Secretary General


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