AVMSD Archive

Mapping the different national rules for the promotion of European works - Study of the European Audiovisual Observatory commissioned by the EFADs

In May 2018, the EFADs have commissioned the European Audiovisual Observatory to carry out a study providing an overview of the various measures aimed at promoting European film and TV programmes in Europe with the objective of supporting member states in the transposition process of the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive. The study was published on …

The case for a fair, ambitious and future proof level playing field regarding the promotion of European Works in the Audiovisual Media Services Directive

Why Member States should be free to apply financial contributions to linear services targeting their territory Busting the myths 26 January 2020   As the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission are intensifying their discussions on the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD), the European Film Agency Directors (EFADs), would like to stress their …

AVMS Directive FAQ - Country of Origin principle and financial contributions

What is the scope of the derogation of the Country of Origin principle? According to the initial proposal of the Commission, the derogation to the Country of Origin principle will apply to financial contributions that VoD operators have to pay or to dedicate to the production of European works. There are two kinds of financial …

EFADs Position Paper on the AVMS Directive

Following EFADs plenary meeting in Karlovy Vary on 6 July 2020, members agreed on a position paper regarding the European Commission’s revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD). The EFADs supports the Commission’s overall objective as it is a positive first step towards the creation of a fair level playing field between new online and …

European film agencies commend the Commission’s approach towards the AVMS Directive

The European Film Agency Directors (EFADs) welcomes the European Commission’s proposal to revise the Audiovisual Media Services (AVMS) Directive, which is a positive first step towards the creation of a fair level playing field between new online and existing players. Making the AVMS Directive fit-for-purpose in the digital age is essential for the European film …