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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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Fri 28/04
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: In May 2017, the European Commission will present its third report on the progress achieved and the work still needed in making the new European Border and Coast Guard Agency fully operational.
Fri 28/04
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: In May 2017, the European Commission will provide a state of play of the functioning of the Schengen area. The background: The combination of serious deficiencies in the management of the external border by Greece at that time and the significant number of...
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...
Fri 28/04
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 1 May 2017 Europe is home to the world's most advanced welfare systems. The European social model has been a success story. But this is not a given. There are plenty of opportunities and challenges ahead of us.
Sat 29/04
European - Statement Commission Brussels, 29 April 2017 President Juncker met on 29 April in the margins of the European Council the Prime Ministers of Slovenia and Croatia, Miro Cerar and Andrej Plenković, on the management of flows of persons at the borders between Slovenia and Croatia and they stated...
Sat 29/04
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 29 April 2017 Following our meeting in Malta on 3 February and the amicable settlement of 21 February 2017, on the initiative of President Juncker, we have reached agreement on the Almaraz case. Our agreement relies solidly on a set of joint operational conclusions.
Sat 29/04
European - Statement Commission Brussels, 29 April 2017 Following the signature of the cooperation agreement between Europol and Denmark and ahead on the entry into force of the new mandate of Europol on 1 May, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos and Commissioner for the Security Union...
Fri 28/04
European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 28 April 2017 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites   Lundi 01 mai 2017 Labour Day Mr Phil Hogan in Canada (until 03/05): in Ottawa, meets Mr Lawrence MacAulay, Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food of Canada; members of the...
Fri 28/04
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 April 2017 The EU announced today 4 new actions worth €59 million to improve stability and address the root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa region.
Fri 28/04
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 April 2017 When public authorities fail to respect the rights and obligations under environmental laws, the public can hold them to account. Today the European Commission adopted a guidance document on access to justice in environmental matters which clarifies how individuals and associations...

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