Objectives of the Public consultation
The public consultation is part of the Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT) evaluation of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD). Its objective was to gather evidence and views on the effectiveness of the AVMSD and its revision in 2016, as announced in the EU Digital Single Market strategy.
Who replied to the Public consultation?
The Public consultation gathered a total of 434 replies (with 372 respondents replying as organisations and 62 as individuals). The participation from stakeholders was overall balanced.
Preliminary trends observed in the Public consultation
Without prejudice to the results of the analysis of the Public consultation, the following trends can be observed overall:
- Convergence of views regarding the need for possible changes of the rules on the scope of application of the Directive as well as on the independence of national regulators.
- Support for maintaining the status quo as regards the country of origin principle; must-carry/findability; accessibility for persons with disabilities; listed events, short news reports and right of reply.
- No clear consensus on commercial communications, protection of minors and promotion of European works.
The Commission is carrying out an in-depth analysis of the replies to the Public consultation. A full report will be published online in due course. The results will feed into the REFIT evaluation of the AVMSD and the Impact Assessment accompanying the legislative proposal in 2016.
Below you will find links to the contributions of the following categories of participants
- Individuals and Research bodies/academia
- Public bodies (National and Regional administrations, Regulatory Bodies)
- European-level representative platforms or associations
- National representative associations
- Companies (Public service broadcasters; Free and pay VOD operators; IPTV, ISPs, cable operators including telcos; Small or medium-sized business; others)
- Non-governmental organisations
- Other categories