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Press release - 19 Feb 2019
European broadcasters call for policy action to address the role and responsibilities of online platforms in the new media age 
Public and commercial broadcasters met today in Brussels at the invitation of European Parliament President Antonio Tajani. With European broadcasting being increasingly impacted by largely unregulated global online platforms, it is critical that action is taken to ensure citizens have easy access to trusted news and information.
Press release - 17 Dec 2018
EBU looks forward to digital radios in cars by 2020 
European Electronic Communications Code published in EU Official Journal for implementation in 2 years
Press release - 13 Dec 2018
SatCab adoption: EBU positive about retransmissions but disappointed over online transmissions 
Public Service Media welcome the modernization of the retransmission licensing regime as part of the Sat Cab proposal agreed in Trilogue today but regrets that the scope of programmes which can be offered cross-border on the broadcasters' own online platforms has been drastically narrowed
News - 06 Dec 2018
Funding of PSM report highlights challenge of providing more services with less funding 
Public Service Media is having to offer more services at a time when funding continues to decline. "Funding of Public Service Media 2018", a new report from the EBU’s Media Intelligence Service (MIS),...
Press release - 04 Dec 2018
Sounding Board on Disinformation looks to action plan to address short-comings of so-called Code of Practice 
Ahead of the publication of the Action Plan on Disinformation, Members of the Sounding Board of the Multistakeholder Forum on disinformation online (representatives from media, civil society, journalists,...
News - 28 Nov 2018
AVMS to come into force in September 2020 
The EBU welcomes the publication of the AVMS in the Official Journal of the EU, which sets a clear deadline for its implementation at national level.
News - 22 Nov 2018
Protection of whistleblowers: essential to media freedom 
The EBU and media and journalism partners co-sign a letter to European institutions calling for strong whistleblowers protection to guarantee media freedom
News - 25 Oct 2018
Licence Fee has never been better value 
Licence fees across Europe have never been better value. On average, the annual licence fee is 35-euro cents per day – far cheaper than most European pay-TV subscriptions.
Press release - 16 Oct 2018
Code of Practice on Disinformation fails to tackle the scourge of fake news 
The EBU is urging the European Commission to ensure online platforms and advertisers put in place effective procedures and policies to tackle the scourge of fake news.
News - 05 Oct 2018
EBU experts highlight importance of independent PSM in Western Balkans 
Ensuring independence is the major challenge for public service media (PSM) in the Western Balkans. That was the conclusion of two days of debates held in Montenegro this week which heard from the top...