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Our Legal and Policy team work towards securing the best possible European regulatory framework to help our Members fulfil their public service remit and contribute to the democratic, social and cultural needs of society.

In a fast-changing technological and political environment, regular dialogue with key stakeholders in Brussels is critical to ensure regulatory solutions meet the needs of public service media across the continent.

Working together through the EBU enables Members to represent the interests of public service media with a single voice on the international stage.

We advise Members on specific regulatory issues on a daily basis, offering practical and tailored solutions in the fields of EU and national competition, copyright and media law.

And we also manage important EU transversal projects in the interests of our Members and oversee EBU membership, legal governance and statutory matters, whilst advising on all EBU contracts, including the Eurovision Song Contest, sports, news and networks.

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Policy and Positions

We define our policy positions together with our Members, and in consultation with the Legal and Policy Committee.

In doing so, EBU experts analyse EU proposals and explore the implications of legislation and policies, advocating frameworks and solutions in the best interest of our Members’ PSM services.

 

 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

 Media Freedom and Pluralism
Protecting the independence and diversity of media in Europe

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

 Spectrum
Choice and quality for Digital Terrestrial Television audiences

 Telecoms Package
Reflecting the importance of electronic communication networks for media pluralism and diversity

 Trade
Protecting the European audiovisual model and cultural diversity

Monitoring services

Euro-Info

Subscribe to the Euro-Info newsletter to stay abreast of EU developments and to receive regular updates on how the EU Digital Single Market is shaping the future of copyright, media regulation, platforms and other key issues for public service media.

EBU Members can also access the full Euro-Info reports in Workspace by logging into ebu.ch.

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News2know

Sign up for News2know, a newsletter from our web monitoring service that sifts through hundreds of sources each day covering all European stakeholders, the broadcasting sector and related industries, civil society, think tanks, research institutes, sports agencies and federations, policymakers and more.

Members with a valid login can also access our searchable database on ebu.ch.

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OJEU Digest

Register to receive OJEU Digest, a regular notification service for EBU Members. It involves close monitoring of the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) to alert legal advisers and public affairs representatives of any media issues arising from EU texts.

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Resources

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

 Position papers
Influencing media policy makers at a national or European level. Representing and defending the interests of the EBU and Members

 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 burnley@ebu.ch.

 Legal Case Notes
Analysis of recent decisions impacting public service media

 Reference texts
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

 PSM information source Members only
With access to over 22,500 records dating back to 2007 our information specialists can offer you research related to topical PSM issues that is specifically tailored to your needs. Please contact rochat@ebu.ch.