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#Media4EU 02-10-2018

MEPs vote for more European TV on our screens

MEPs at the European Parliament backed plans on Tuesday (2 October) to ensure that at least 30 per cent of content provided by online media platforms such as Amazon and Netflix is European.
Digital & Media 24-08-2018

UK Digital Minister seeks ‘vital’ Brexit mobility agreement for broadcasters

The UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, and Media Jeremy Wright on Wednesday (August 22) responded to concerns that Britain's broadcasting sector would be negatively impacted by Brexit, noting that broadcasting is a "vital part of what Britain offers the world."
Digital & Media 27-04-2018

Broadcasters face new levies to fund European films and TV

Broadcasters could be forced to pay into national funds to support European film and TV productions in any EU country, even if they’re based in a different member state, negotiators on an audiovisual media bill have agreed.
Energy 01-10-2015

Samsung TVs appear more energy efficient in tests than in real life

Independent lab tests have found that some Samsung TVs in Europe appear to use less energy during official testing conditions than they do during real-world use, raising questions about whether they are set up to game energy efficiency tests.
Digital & Media 06-05-2015

Netflix CEO: Europe needs strong net neutrality rules

Speaking in Berlin on Tuesday (5 May), Netflix CEO Reed Hastings argued that Europe needs a strong law guaranteeing net neutrality. The European Commission’s Digital Market plans, he explained, fall in line with his firm's goals. “We really want the world to be a single market,” Hastings said.
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EU Elections 2014 16-05-2014

Left-wing and small parties shunned by French TV on eve of EU elections

The French audiovisual authority CSA has raised the alarm over the amount of speaking time allocated to EU election candidates on national television and other media. The vote is in ten days, but small parties, the Greens and the far-left have been underrepresented, it argues. EURACTIV France reports.
EU Elections 2014 28-04-2014

INFOGRAPHIC: EU Presidential Debates 2014

With less than four weeks to go before polls open on 22-25 May, the parties' main candidates for the EU Commission presidency face each other in a series of 'Presidential Debates', broadcasted by national and European media.
Competition 14-01-2014

EU competition watchdog probes pay-TV deals with US film industry

The European Commission yesterday (13 January) announced it was opening an antitrust probe into licensing agreements between several major US film studios and the largest European pay-TV broadcasters.
Languages & Culture 12-06-2013

Greece shuts public TV under EU pressure to cut public sector jobs

Athens announced the surprise closure with immediate effect of its state broadcaster on Tuesday evening (11 June), in a desperate move to slash public sector jobs and meet the terms of a bailout imposed by the Troika of international creditors – the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
Languages & Culture 24-09-2010

Home-grown programmes dominate Europe’s TV screens

Two thirds of the TV programmes viewed in Europe are of European origin, according to a report published by the European Commission on Friday (24 September), in line with EU rules on promoting home-grown content. 
Languages & Culture 03-07-2009

State TV new media ventures under EU scrutiny

Public sector broadcasters will have to prove they are not distorting the media market before launching mobile phone or internet services, according to revamped EU rules on broadcasting unveiled by the European Commission yesterday (2 July).
Languages & Culture 29-05-2009

European programmes dominate EU TV market

European works make up three quarters of peak television viewing time in the EU, according to a new study published yesterday (28 May), refuting the widely-held view that American programmes are the most popular.
Brexit 08-05-2009

EU wants TV to depict entrepreneurs

Television could improve public opinion of entrepreneurship, but a range of formats will have to be used to tell stories about risk-taking and starting your own company, according to a panel of businesspeople and media experts speaking at the first European Entrepreneurship Video Awards.
Languages & Culture 16-04-2009

EU launches EuroMed news

The European Commission yesterday (15 April) launched a new television channel to promote its neighbourhood policy and boost the visibility of EU-funded projects in the Mediterranean region.
Languages & Culture 09-04-2009

MTV launches youth EU election campaign

The European Commission and the MTV network of television channels yesterday (9 April) launched an EU-wide campaign to encourage young people to vote in June's European elections.
Languages & Culture 26-03-2009

American fiction still ‘dominates’ European TV screens

American fiction still "overwhelmingly dominates" European television screens, but the European productions are increasing their market share, found a new study published earlier this week.
EU Priorities 2020 18-02-2009

National TV pressed to air EU election ad

In an attempt to boost voter turnout at the EU elections next June, the European Commission has asked public service broadcasters to put on air a "politically neutral" advert to motivate European citizens to go to the polls, EURACTIV has learned.
Public Affairs 06-01-2009

EU reviews public TV funding as France abolishes ads

As France moves towards an ad-free public TV model, a revision of state-funding rules for public broadcasters is underway at the European Commission. The EU executive is expected to come up with new proposals in the first half of 2009.
Digital & Media 28-07-2008

EU TVs choose European films over Hollywood

European works are dominating the programme schedules of European television channels, with broadcasters preferring EU films and fictions to Hollywood or other extra-EU TV products, according to a report carried out by the Commission.
Elections 01-02-2008

EU Court targets Berlusconi’s TV

Parts of Silvio Berlusconi's television empire are under attack after a ruling of the European Court of Justice established the 'discriminatory nature' of the Italian frequency allocation system.
Digital & Media 09-01-2008

Survey: citizens unhappy with media coverage of EU

National media talk too little about EU affairs and people are not well informed about what is happening in Brussels, according to citizens interviewed in an EU-wide poll.
Digital & Media 30-11-2007

Mobile TV one step closer after Council vote

Swift EU-wide deployment of mobile TV services is a step closer to reality after the Council endorsed a Commission package designed to help increase their take-up by European consumers.
Public Affairs 26-11-2007

‘National angle’ continues to dominate EU news reporting

Editors in European capitals are increasingly interested in the EU's role as a global player but still insist on giving a 'national angle' to news reporting in order to give EU affairs a 'human face', EURACTIV heard at its annual conference earlier this month.
Languages & Culture 14-11-2007

EU set to relax TV advertising rules

Parliament's culture committee has approved new rules that would allow more commercial breaks and US-style product placement in television and other audiovisual broadcasts in the EU, paving the way for their adoption by the end of the year.