To prepare for the implementation of the new provisions in the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive 2018/1808, the European Commission’s DG CNECT has designated the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (research group imec-SMIT) and Deloitte to carry out the study SMART 2018/0066 on its behalf. In that view, we are organising 3 surveys to get the views of stakeholders on 3 different fields of the Directive.
  • Video sharing platforms
  • Transparency of media ownership
  • Signal integrity
One of the key novelties introduced with the revision was to bring video sharing platforms (VSPs) into the scope of the Directive and, among other things, oblige member states to ensure they comply with qualitative advertising standards similar to those for audiovisual media services. The survey is available here
The second survey deals with legislations and regulations regarding media ownership and the transparency of this ownership, their implementation and how you assess their effectiveness. It is available here.

Third, one of new provisions is concerned with protecting the integrity of programmes and audiovisual media services provided by media service providers. The new provision is commonly known as the “signal integrity” provision. The survey will allow you to explain which market practices you have seen develop (actual infringements, contractual arrangements, …), what your perspectives are on the matter, and to gauge whether, and to what extent you deem regulation on signal integrity necessary. The survey is available here.

You can contribute to the defining and implementation of the EU audiovisual policy!

All contributions will be anonymised and aggregated. In case there are specific parts of the responses that need to remain confidential, this should be clearly indicated. 
We are looking forward to receiving your views and positions. Do not hesitate to contact Lea Ytrehus in case you have any further question w.r.t. this study and its surveys.

The consultations will run until 15 May 2020.


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