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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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Tue 12/12
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 December 2017 The European Commission has today presented a recommendation to the Council, including a proposal for negotiating directives. This is an important milestone towards opening negotiations with the countries of the Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP).
Tue 12/12
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 December 2017 The Commission adopted a new €10.9 million health programme which will support Libyan people to get better access to healthcare. The EU-funded action will directly benefit the Libyan population and improve their access to healthcare.
Tue 12/12
European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 12 December 2017 Today, the European Commission has proposed to close information gaps by upgrading EU information systems for security, border and migration management and making them work together in a smarter and more efficient way.
Tue 12/12
European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 12 December 2017 Glyphosate: Commission responds to European Citizens' Initiative and announces more transparency in scientific assessments With the Communication adopted today, the Commission replies to the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) "Ban glyphosate and protect people and the environment from toxic pesticides" and commits...
Tue 12/12
European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 12 December 2017 European Parliament plenary vote marks green light for EFSI 2.0 Today Members of the European Parliament voted to adopt the Regulation to extend and enhance the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the central pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe.
Tue 12/12
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 12 December 2017 Today the Commission is announcing which regions in industrial transition will benefit from tailored support under a new EU-funded pilot action. Hauts-de-France (FR), Norra Mellansverige (North-Middle Sweden) (SE), Piemonte (IT), Saxony (DE), Wallonia (BE): these 5 regions have been selected after...
Tue 12/12
European - Press release Commission Paris, 12 December 2017 Two years after the Paris Agreement, the EU is firmly in the lead in fighting climate change. To that end the Commission announced a series of initiatives for a modern and clean economy at the One Planet Summit in Paris today.
Tue 12/12
European Commission - Fact Sheet Strasbourg, 12 December 2017 What is this proposal about? Interoperability is the ability of information systems to exchange data and enable sharing of information. It improves the efficiency and effectiveness of Europe-wide information-sharing tools, by ensuring the technical processes, standards and tools that allow EU...
Tue 12/12
- Fact Sheet European Commission Brussels, 12 December 2017 What is the Cotonou Partnership Agreement between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, and why does it need to be renewed? Since 2000, the Cotonou Partnership Agreement has been the legal framework for the EU's relations with the 79...
Tue 12/12
European Commission - Fact Sheet Paris, 12 December 2017 Two years after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, the EU remains fully committed to reducing its domestic emissions by at least 40% between 1990 and 2030. We are on track to meet our 2020 target and close to finalising our...

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