Legal & Policy
For regulation that enables the best public service media
Public service media and their audiences are impacted by a broad range of European Union policies and legislation. Learn more about the EBU's points of view on different EU developments in this section. You can also download a summary of our priorities for the European Commission mandate of 2019-2024.
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5G and Media
Key Principles for Guaranteed Access to Public Service Content
Audiovisual Media Services Directive
Key principles for a safe, pluralistic and open audiovisual media landscape
Competition and Funding
Freedom to innovate in a rapidly changing digital landscape
Copyright and Licensing
Developing effective licensing solutions for the digital environment
Data & Privacy
Ensuring the right balance between offering innovative digital services and protecting individuals’ privacy rights and freedoms.
Media Freedom and Pluralism
Protecting the independence and diversity of media in Europe
Uphold trusted and high-quality services online and enable citizens to access and find public service media online
EBU Deputy Director General Jean Philip De Tender outlines how a new European Commission recommendation...
The upcoming Data Act aims to support data sharing within the EU economy, in particular business-to-business...
The EBU joins media freedom organizations to call for an end to the Slovenian Press Agency (STA) funding...
Contract toolkit Members only
A selection of sample agreements and model clauses to support our Members' Legal Advisers
Legal & Policy Assembly documents Members only
Access all working documents and conclusions since 1999
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
Tailored legal advice for Members Members only
We provide expert legal advice 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. Please contact email@example.com.
The EBU has published Public Funding Principles for Public Service Media (PSM). Coming at a critical...
This new paper shows why proposals on top slicing the public service media (PSM) licence fee to provide...
The EBU's Legal Focus on PSM Remit Principles for the Digital Media Age deals with the critical question...
With its new Copyright Handbook, the EBU provides its Members with a reference tool addressing the main...