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What is Europe by Satellite?

EbS, the European Union's TV information service, was launched in 1995 and provides EU related audiovisual material via satellite to media professionals. The programming consists of a mix of live events, news items, stockshots on EU policies and issues.

EbS offers

  • Institutional content from the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers, the European Central Bank and other institutions.
  • Live coverage of press conferences and briefings from the institutions, EP plenary sessions, European Councils;
  • Stockshots, info clips and Video News Releases produced by the Audiovisual Services and other EU institutions;
  • On line streaming of live and on demand EbS items up to 7 days following the original transmission;
  • On line broadcast quality video and audio files (MPEG2 and MP3 respectively) available for download directly from the website.

EbS footprint

EbS is transmitted using a non-encrypted signal which can be received using easily available equipment. It can be seen in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.


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Wed 12/04
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: The Prime Minister of Estonia, Jüri Ratas, together with Members of his Government, will pay a visit to the European Commission on Wednesday 3 May 2017. After a bilateral meeting between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Mr Ratas, the Commission Members and...
Tue 28/03
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On Thursday 27 April 2017, the European Commission will adopt its monthly infringements package. These decisions seek to enforce EU law across Europe so that citizens and businesses can benefit fully from the internal market.
Thu 27/04
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 27 April 2017 Negotiators of the Council and the European Parliament have yesterday night reached an agreement on the new security of gas supply regulation which aims at preventing gas supply crises.
Thu 27/04
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 April 2017 The European Commission today presented the results of a Special Eurobarometer survey on EU citizens' views on development, cooperation and aid The survey is based on fieldwork in the 28 EU Member States performed in November-December 2016.
Thu 27/04
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 27 April 2017 Commission welcomes European Parliament vote on new EU reform support programme The European Commission welcomes today's European Parliament vote to greenlight the Structural Reform Support Programme, a new EU programme to provide technical support to Member States.
Thu 27/04
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 April 2017 The European Commission has adopted a new Action Plan to improve the protection of nature and biodiversity in the EU, for the benefit of its citizens and the economy.
Thu 27/04
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 27 April 2017 The 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage will be an opportunity to highlight the role of Europe's cultural heritage in fostering a shared sense of history and identity.
Thu 27/04
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 April 2017 The European Commission published today the Urban Water Atlas for Europe. The publication – the first of its kind – shows how different water management choices, as well as other factors such as waste management, climate change and even our food...
Thu 27/04
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 April 2017 The European Commission has decided to refer Italy to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to apply the national excise duty rate on petrol and diesel purchased by motorists resident in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region.
Thu 27/04
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 April 2017 The European Commission today requested Luxembourg, Poland and Portugal to comply with judgements of the Court of Justice of the EU related to the good functioning of the internal market for road transport.

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