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NEWS ARTICLE |
Deadline to transpose Audiovisual Media Services Directive transposition approaches

Tomorrow, 19 September 2020, marks an important milestone for the Audiovisual Media Services Directive, as it is the deadline for Member States to transpose the directive into national law. This directive, revised in 2018, provides rules to protect vulnerable viewers and children sharing videos online, combat racial and religious hatred as well as create a level playing field for audiovisual media services, preserve cultural diversity including European works, and guarantee the independence of national media regulators.

REPORT / STUDY |
Study on the promotion of European works

The Study supports the Commission’s reporting obligations on the national implementation of the AVMSD rules on the promotion of European works on linear and video on demand services.

PRESS RELEASE |
Commission takes further steps to promote European audiovisual works and protect vulnerable viewers

The Commission has adopted guidelines to help Member States implement the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive. The guidelines will offer a practical tool to ensure the promotion of European works in media content, thereby supporting cultural diversity and greater choice for European consumers. They will also help better protect users of video-on-demand and video-sharing platforms, particularly minors, against hate speech and harmful content.

POLICY AND LEGISLATION |
Commission releases Guidelines on Video sharing platforms and Guidelines on European Works

The revised AVMSD extends certain audiovisual rules to video sharing platforms, including audiovisual content shared on certain social media services. It also strengthens the promotion of cultural diversity, by introducing clear obligations for on-demand services to have at least a 30% share of European content in their catalogue and to ensure the prominence of this content. Under the revised Directive, the Commission is tasked with issuing the following guidelines: Guidelines on Video sharing platforms and Guidelines on European Works.

REPORT / STUDY |
Mapping of the regulation and assessment of the nationality of European audiovisual works

The definition of European works under the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVSMD), while as old as the Directive itself, remains a complex concept. Its application in practice by Member States is all the more relevant to understand in the context of the revision of AVMSD, which reinforces the promotion of European works.

CONSULTATION |
Consultation on new guidelines under the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive

The revised AVMSD extends certain audiovisual rules to video sharing platforms, including audiovisual content shared on certain social media services. It strengthens also the promotion of cultural diversity, by introducing clear obligations for on-demand services to have at least a 30% share of European content in their catalogue and to ensure the prominence of this content. The Commission is required to issue the following guidelines: Guidelines on Video sharing platforms and Guidelines on European Works. This consultation is to gather the stakeholders’ input on specific technical issues.