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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 16/03
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: The 42nd edition of the G7 will take place from 26 to 27 May in Ise-Shima, in the Mie Prefecture (Japan), under Japanese presidency. The European Union, who is a full member of the G7 (and the G20), will be jointly represented by...
Fri 29/04
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On Monday 9 May, Europe Day will be celebrated across the EU. For the Commission's part, President Juncker and the College Members will participate in events at national and European level to mark the annual celebration, including Open Doors Days in EU Representations...
Fri 29/04
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On Friday 6 May in the Vatican, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will attend the ceremony awarding the Charlemagne Prize to Pope Francis, together with European Parliament President Martin Schulz and European Council President Donald Tusk. The three Presidents will deliver a joint eulogy.
Thu 21/04
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: The Commission will present its third visa liberalisation progress report for Turkey on 4 May (*). If Turkey takes the necessary measures to fulfil the remaining benchmarks, the report will be accompanied by a legislative proposal for transferring Turkey to the visa-free list.
Fri 22/04
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: The 13th round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the EU and the US will take place from 25 to 29 April in New York. This round represents an additional step in the very intensive period of the talks...
Fri 29/04
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 April 2016 The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Neptune Oriental Lines ("NOL") of Singapore by rival CMA CGM, a French shipping company with worldwide activities.
Fri 29/04
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 April 2016 Researchers and innovators from Georgia will now be able to participate in Horizon 2020, the EU's framework programme for research and innovation, under the same conditions as their counterparts from EU Member States and other associated countries*.
Fri 29/04
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 April 2016 New customs rules come into force on Sunday 1 May that will make life simpler for businesses that trade in Europe and better protect consumers against illegal and counterfeit goods.
Fri 29/04
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 April 2016 The European Commission has concluded that an Italian scheme aimed at supporting electricity generation from renewable energy sources is in line with EU state aid rules.
Fri 29/04
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 29 April 2016 Today, the European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Directive which aims at improving the working conditions for workers in the fishing sector. Today, following an agreement by social partners on working conditions in the fishing sector, the European Commission...

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