Audiovisual and media services - EU regulatory framework

Unión Europea
EU institutions and Member States.
Objetivos clave de la medida:

The aim of initiatives taken by the EU on the audiovisual regulatory framework in the reporting period is to contribute to the creation of a Digital Single Market within the EU. 


This includes updating the framework to find a better balance of the rules applying to traditional broadcasters, video-on-demand providers and video-sharing platforms in light of new developments in the area of convergence between the internet and traditional media.


The EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive governs EU-wide coordination of national legislation on all audiovisual media, both traditional TV broadcasts and on-demand services.  The Directive upholds the principles of the Convention and its proposed update seeks notably to strengthen the promotion of European works and thereby European cultural diversity.

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Característica principal de la medida:

Proposal by the Commission for a EU Directive amending Directive 2010/13/EU on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the provision of audiovisual media services (Audiovisual Media Services Directive) in view of changing market realities (proposal presented on 25 May 2016).

Resultados esperados a través de la implementación de la medida:

More shared rules at EU level to provide clarity and legal certainty to consumers and businesses across borders. This includes strengthening the promotion of European works for on-demand services with an expected broader and more diverse offer for Europeans and as a result a positive impact on cultural diversity and more opportunities for European creators.

Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida:


Principales conclusiones de la evaluación de la medida:

The measure is not yet in force, since it is draft legislation, but as with all EU legislative proposals an impact assessment took place which evaluates its likely impact.  Details are available here:

Indicadores utilizados para determinar el impacto:
Please see impact assessment link.
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Dominios culturales
Cine / Artes audiovisuales