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Application reports and reports on European works

Reports on the promotion and distribution of EU works and independent production, and on the application of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD).


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Application Reports

The staff working document looks at the application of the AVMSD. It refers, where appropriate, to the main changes brought about by the 2018 revision of the AVMSD. The report confirms that the Directive has generally been very effective in ensuring the free circulation of audiovisual media services across Member States.

The increased level of harmonisation brought by the AVMSD implementation has contributed to the effective fulfilment of EU media content standards and regulatory goals. However, some issues called for special attention during the reporting period, such as:

  • the mechanisms for effective cooperation amongst regulators in cross-border cases; 
  • the classification of certain emerging OTT services within the Directive’s scope;
  • the effective promotion of European works on on-demand services;
  • the protection of minors in the online environment.

Reports on European Works

The final reporting under the old AVMSD, from 2014 up to 2019 (i.e. before the application of the revised AMSD), will be available after the finalisation of the study on the promotion of European works.


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Contact Committee Meetings

The Contact Committee monitors the implementation of the AVMSD and developments in the sector, and is a forum for exchange of views.

Audiovisual Regulators

You will find on this page a list of European Union regulators in the field of audiovisual media services.

Protection of minors in the AVMSD

The Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) contains specific rules to protect minors from inappropriate on-demand media audiovisual services.

Audiovisual Commercial Communications

The Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) regulates commercial communications such as the promotion of goods and services in the audiovisual world.