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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 26/07
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On Wednesday 14 September, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, will deliver his State of the Union address at the European Parliament. The speech will be followed by a plenary debate.
Tue 26/07
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, will represent the European Union at the G20 summit in Hangzhou (China), from Sunday 4 to Monday 5 September 2016.
Wed 24/08
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 August 2016 The Commission has found Malta's plans for setting up a development bank to be in line with EU state aid rules. The bank will carry out non-commercial activities to facilitate access to finance for SMEs and to support infrastructure investment, without...
Wed 24/08
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 August 2016 Today the European Commission adopted a proposal for a Regulation on new, integrated ways to collect and use data from social surveys so as to better support policy making in general and social policy in particular.
Wed 24/08
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 24 August 2016 Today the European Commission adopted a proposal for a Regulation on new, integrated ways to collect and use data from social surveys so as to better support policy making in general and social policy in particular.
Wed 24/08
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 24 / 08 / 2016 Brussels, 24 August 2016 Commission voices concern regarding statements calling into question the quality of official statistics in Greece Sound and reliable fiscal data are essential for sound economic decision making.
Wed 24/08
European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 24 August 2016 In the early hours of this morning central Italy was tragically struck by an earthquake, with initial reports of several casualties and damage to infrastructure.  We express our heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the families and friends of those who...
Tue 23/08
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 August 2016 The European Commission has found that two Czech schemes to support electricity and heat production from hydropower and biogas are in line with EU state aid rules.
Tue 23/08
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 23 / 08 / 2016 Brussels, 23 August 2016 EU requests World Trade Organisation panel over Colombia's discrimination against imported spirits The EU today requested the establishment of a World Trade Organisation (WTO) panel to rule on a dispute concerning Colombia's discriminatory treatment...
Mon 22/08
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 August 2016 The EU today requested the establishment of a WTO panel to rule on a dispute concerning Colombia's discriminatory treatment of imported spirits. The EU and Colombia held consultations earlier in the year (8-9 March 2016), however consultations failed to reach a...

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