Serving, promoting and protecting the legal interests of public service media
In a fast-changing technological, political and regulatory environment, we advise our Members on specific legal issues, offering practical solutions in the fields of EU and national competition, copyright and media law that are specific to their needs.
We analyse proposals, explore the implications with legislators and promote a legal framework which allows our Members to operate with optimum efficiency whilst continuing to contribute to the democratic, social and cultural needs of society. We also manage EBU membership and statutory matters and advise on all EBU contracts, including the Eurovision Song Contest, sports, news and networks.
We provide support to our Members on day to day matters such as PSM governance and media law, intellectual property and rights agreements, commercial and sports contracts and specific EU competition law issues, including mergers and State aid.
Our legal advisers draft, negotiate contracts and provide legal advice on all EBU business and/or commercial matters.
If you wish to contact an EBU legal adviser with specific business legal expertise please see the information below.
Advertising and procurement
Competition law, State aid and PSM funding
Copyright, trademarks and patents
International trade law
News (events contracts and news exchange rules)
Eurovision Family TV events (contracts and rules)
Co-productions and Media (contracts)
Support to Members on general contractual rights issues
Implications for the balance of power between the Commission and Council in establishing EU negotiation...
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Contract Toolkit Members only
A selection of sample agreements and model clauses to support our Members' Legal Advisers
Research-based guides on issues affecting broadcasters, like copyright, funding, and more
Influencing media policy makers at a national or European level. Representing and defending the interests of the EBU and Members
A selection of key directives, recommendations and declarations from the EU and the Council of Europe, and other major European and international texts relating to media law