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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 23/06
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: The G20 Summit, under the German Presidency, takes place in Hamburg. The European Union will be represented by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk.
Fri 23/06
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: In June 2017, the European Commission will present its 8th monthly report on the progress made towards an effective and sustainable Security Union. The report will track the implementation of the various Commission work streams relating to security issues and will identify areas...
Fri 23/06
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: In June 2017, the European Commission will present a legislative proposal to strengthen the mandate of the EU Agency for the operational management of large scale IT systems (eu-LISA).
Fri 02/06
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On 29 and 30 June, the College of Commissioners is travelling to Tallinn for its traditional visit to the incoming Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which in the second semester of 2017 will be held by Estonia.
Mon 26/06
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 June 2017 The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules a Swedish scheme to reduce the taxation of employee share options. The scheme will allow young and small innovative companies to recruit and retain employees without unduly distorting competition in the...
Mon 26/06
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 June 2017 The European Commission has approved French support measures for the construction of an express railway line between Paris and the Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport. The project will improve the coordination of different modes of transport, in line with the EU's transport policy objectives.
Mon 26/06
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 June 2017 372 trade barriers in place around the world, 10% increase in 2016 European exporters reported a 10% increase in the number of trade barriers they encountered in 2016 alone.
Mon 26/06
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 June 2017 Today, the new rules on cross-border insolvency proceedings, proposed by the Commission in 2012 and adopted by the EU legislators in 2015, will enter into force throughout the European Union.
Mon 26/06
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 June 2017 The Juncker Commission has made the fight against tax avoidance, money laundering and terrorism financing one of its priorities. Today, the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive enters into force.
Mon 26/06
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 26 June 2017 Commission takes further steps to enhance business transparency on social and environmental matters The Commission has today adopted guidelines on the disclosure of environmental and social information.

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