Fresh MESH discusses entertainment’s future
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
(L to R) Doğan TV Holding Chair Arzuhan Doğan Yalçındağ, deputy PM Bülent Arınç, Doğan Holding Honorary Chair Aydın Doğan, Doğan Holding Chair Begümhan Doğan Faralyalı and Hürriyet Gazetecilik Chair Vuslat Doğan Sabancı. DAILY NEWS photo, Hasan ALTINIŞIKFresh Mesh,’ an interactive event platform designed and organized by Doğan TV Holding to gather media professionals from all over the world to discuss the future of the sector, kicked off yesterday at Istanbul’s Doğan Studios.
Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç, Doğan Honorary President Aydın Doğan, Doğan Holding Chairwoman Begüm Faralyalı, Hürriyet Gazetecilik Chairwoman Vuslat Doğan Sabancı and RTÜK President Davut Dursun also attended the opening ceremony of the event, which was hosted by Doğan TV Holding Chairwoman Arzuhan Doğan Yalçındağ and Chief Executive İrfan Şahin.
“I owe thanks to Mr. Aydın Doğan and the precious friends at Doğan Media,” Arınç said in his opening speech. “A few months ago a declaration of ethical principles for those who work at Aydın Doğan’s media organizations was released. This was also published in book form. This was a must for the Turkish media, which should be taken as an example. Thus, I congratulate Mr. Doğan and his colleagues.”
Arınç also claimed there was a dynamic and healthy media environment it Turkey where there is no censorship or oppression and everybody is able to freely present their products. He said Turkish media was able to compete with the media landscape in the most developed countries.
Doğan TV Holding initiated the “Fresh Mesh” concept in order to create an interactive platform for delivering the latest developments in the global sector.
Focus on consumer needs
The conferences, which are attended by internationally prominent producers, distributors and media people, focus on consumers’ actual needs in light of the technological transformation brought about by the digital revolution. “Mesh” is an acronym for media, entertainment and show business.
Doğan TV Chairwoman Arzuhan Doğan Yalçındağ said they were attempting to open a new way for creating an inspiring atmosphere for the sector. “We considered three main facts while creating the content of this conference: Creating, producing and distributing,” she said at the opening ceremony of the conference. “Our aim was to create an inspiring atmosphere which could be a place to argue any kind of issue related to visual and audio media that are at the crossroads of the Internet, TV, social media and technology.”
Yalçındağ also emphasized the international aspect of the “Fresh Mesh” event, saying the names that were shaping the future’s new media were present at the panel.
Sanford R. Climan, President of Entertainment Media Ventures, Marcel Fenez, Global Leader of Entertainment and Media Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Pelin Diştaş Yaşaroğlu, Editor in Chief of Kanal D, Ynon Kreiz, Chairman of the Maker Studios, Christopher Sandberg, Chief Creative Officer and Founder of Company P, and Levente Malnay were among the panelists during the program, which ends today.
Yalçındağ also mentioned that Doğan Media Group had recently updated its “publishing principles” in order to make them compatible with new needs of society, 13 years after Turkey’s first attempt to list media ethics.