Almost thirty years after the adoption of the Television Without Frontiers Directive -now replaced by the Audiovisual Media Service Directive currently under revision - the issue of audiovisual service licensing remains non harmonised and has led to a wide variety of national models.

Cover of the mapping of licensing systems report

The ‘Mapping of licensing systems for audiovisual media services in EU-28’ report prepared by the European Audiovisual Observatory for the European Commission under the Creative Europe Programme provides both a mapping and a description of licensing and related systems for audiovisual media services in the European Union, and a comparative analysis on the functioning of these various systems.