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35th CIRCOM Regional Annual conferencetook place on 25th and 26th May 2017 in Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal, under the theme "Regional TV facing new screens", a challenging issue TV stations face trying to reach the digital generation. The conference was streamed live.

Conference delegates heard about conclusive experiences led by CIRCOM member stations and experts in the fields of:

  • Successful programming aimed at millenials
  • Fact checking posts circulating on social media
  • Innovative tools for content production

and much more - check the Conference programme.


One of the highlights of the Conference was Prix CIRCOM Regional Gala Award Night on May 26th, celebrating talent and skills in the television regions of Europe.

The host of this year's annual conference - RTP - Rádio e Televisão de Portugal, Portugal’s Public Service Broadcasting company - welcomed the conference delegates on the Azores archipelago, off the Portuguese coast, in Ponta Delgada, the capital city of the autonomous province of the Azores islands. This conference was the westernmost ever in the entire history of CIRCOM, with the Azores being the very last patch of land of the European continent on its west side, in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean.

The Conference venues were Teatro Micaelense, where conference sessions were held, Teatro Ribeiragrandense, the venue of the Prix Gala Award ceremony and Science and Technology Park Nonagon, where mojo workshop was held prior to the conference.

Conference host RTP has been producing regional television and radio programmes since 1975 in the Azores and just finished the construction of a brand new building on the main island.

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