Policy Positions

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.

Our Legal and Policy team defines our policy positions together with our Members, and in consultation with the Legal and Policy Committee and our expert groups.

For latest policy news and views, follow our dedicated Twitter feed @EBU_Policy.

 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

 Online Platforms
Uphold trusted and high-quality services online and enable citizens to access and find public service media online

 Open Internet
Giving audiences unfettered, non-discriminatory and transparent access to online content

 Spectrum
Choice and quality for Digital Terrestrial Television audiences

 Trade
Protecting the European audiovisual model and cultural diversity

Latest

17 MAY 2022
“A European Perspective”: using ground-breaking technology to foster greater understanding between citizens in Europe

“A European Perspective”: using ground-breaking technology to foster greater understanding between citizens in Europe

A pioneering digital news service offers audiences multilingual coverage of major news stories from 12...

13 MAY 2022
Lower UHF Spectrum: Priorities For Best Use

Lower UHF Spectrum: Priorities For Best Use

The EBU urges negotiators to protect the current agreement on how to use the lower UHF band.

10 MAY 2022
Political Advertising: EBU reacts to the European Commission’s proposal

Political Advertising: EBU reacts to the European Commission’s proposal

In our new position on the Political Advertising proposal, we advocate for several amendment proposals...

Resources for Members

 Contract toolkit
A selection of sample agreements and model clauses to support our Members' Legal Advisers

 Legal & Policy Assembly documents
Access all working documents and conclusions since 1999

 Tailored legal advice for Members
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 burnley@ebu.ch.

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Featured publications

18 DECEMBER 2017
Public Funding Principles for PSM

Public Funding Principles for PSM

The EBU has published Public Funding Principles for Public Service Media (PSM). Coming at a critical...

19 DECEMBER 2017
PSM Remit Principles for the Digital Media Age

PSM Remit Principles for the Digital Media Age

The EBU's Legal Focus on PSM Remit Principles for the Digital Media Age deals with the critical question...

13 DECEMBER 2021
Copyright Handbook

Copyright Handbook Members Only

With its new Copyright Handbook, the EBU provides its Members with a reference tool addressing the main...

03 FEBRUARY 2021
Public Service Media and Prominence: Finding PSM in the Digital Space

Public Service Media and Prominence: Finding PSM in the Digital Space

This document gives advice on the national rules necessary to ensure prominence of public service media...

Contacts

Get in touch with the right person from our Legal and Policy team. If you are unsure who to contact, send an email to legalsecretariat@ebu.ch.