The EU's Audiovisual Media Services Directive governs EU-wide coordination of national legislation on all audiovisual media, both traditional TV broadcasts and on-demand services.
The AVMSD directive is currently open for review. A new legislative proposal amending the AVMSD has been adopted by the European Commission on 25 May 2016.
The European Commission organised a public consultation to seek the views of all interested parties on how to make Europe's audiovisual media landscape fit for purpose in the digital age.
The consultation took place from July to September 2015. The document is available in all EU languages. Read the contributions, the synopsis, the announcement and questions & answers regarding the public consultation.
Find more information about the REFIT Evaluation and Impact Assessment of the EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive 2010/13/EU (AVMSD).
The AVMSD governs EU-wide coordination of national legislation in the following areas: