Higher resolution and bigger screens have an impact on the quality requirements of TV signals. Analogue signals are definitely out of the question and even standard digital TV may not be sufficient to benefit fully from the potential of the new big screen technologies. High Defnitiion TeleVision (HDTV) changes the consumer experience completely and turns the home into a cinema like environment especially if an audio system is connected. Broadcasters are faced with the challenge to move to HD rapidly and the consumer electronics market needs to provide Set-Top-Boxes allowing new features. In parallel to this HD-revolution another evolution will change the way we look at TV. As a consequence of the internet boom new ways of watching TV are emerging. Will user generated content replace part of the content we used to get from the broadcasters? This symposium will cover these different aspects in the setting of the Alfacam television studios.