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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 03/02
European Commission - Upcoming events 3rd Report on the Partnership Framework on Migration The Commission will adopt the third progress report of the Partnership Framework on Migration, following up on all actions implemented since its launch in June 2016.
Wed 01/03
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: The European Commission will present a revised EU Action Plan on Return and a Recommendation to Member States on how to make return procedures more effective.  The background: The European Council in its Conclusions of 20-21 October 2016 called for reinforcing national administrative...
Thu 09/02
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On 25 March, Heads of State or Government will come together in Rome to mark the 60th Anniversary of the signature of the Treaties of Rome, which laid the foundations for the European Union we know today.
Wed 22/02
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On Friday 3 March, the European Commission will publish the results of the 2017 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI). This tool presents the performance of Member States in a wide range of areas, from connectivity and digital skills to the digitisation of...
Thu 16/02
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: In March 2017, the European Commission will publish its second monthly report on the progress achieved and the work still needed in making the new European Border and Coast Guard Agency fully operational.
Thu 16/02
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: In March, the European Commission will present its tenth progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, providing an updated state of play and assessing the actions taken since 8 February 2017.
Thu 16/02
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: In March 2017, the European Commission will present the 5th Report on the progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement, summarising the progress made in the implementation of the Statement since it took effect on 20 March and developments having taken...
Fri 17/02
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: In March 2017, the European Commission will present its fifth 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...
Wed 01/03
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 1 March 2017 As announced in President Juncker's 2016 State of the Union speech, the European Commission today presented a White Paper on the Future of Europe, which forms the Commission's contribution to the Rome Summit of 25 March 2017.
Wed 01/03
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 01 / 03 / 2017 Brussels, 1 March 2017 President Juncker will present White Paper on the Future of Europe: Avenues for Unity for the EU at 27 As announced in President Juncker's 2016 State of the Union speech, the European Commission will...

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