The Audiovisual Media Services Directive is the cornerstone of media regulation in the EU. It ensures a minimum harmonisation of certain aspects of national legislation facilitating the circulation of such services in the EU. The European Commission proposed an update of the directive to improve the balance between competitiveness and consumer protection, while reflecting a new approach to online platforms. The European Parliament is due to vote during its October I plenary session on the text agreed in trilogue negotiations.
New rules on audiovisual media aim to better protect viewers, encourage innovation and promote European content. MEPs will vote on them on 2 October.
The 66th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival will take place from 21 to 29 September 2018 in San Sebastian (Spain). The festival will feature some of the current best European and international films, including 16 films supported by the EU via the Creative Europe MEDIA programme.
The European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA) will present Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel with the report that examines the representation of women in the audiovisual media industry today.
The 75th edition of the Venice International Film Festival closed the curtain last Saturday. Seven films and one TV series supported by the European Union via the Creative Europe MEDIA programme were presented at this year’s festival, and two of them were rewarded with prestigious prizes.
A European Commission proposal to adapt EU copyright law to the digital environment has sharply divided stakeholders, academics and MEPs. Parliament is now preparing to debate and vote on the JURI committee’s report on the proposed revised copyright directive, during the September plenary session.
A summary of the Committee’s consideration of the draft opinion is now available.