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ACT members invest €41 million a day into quality original content. The sustainability of this is underpinned by a robust and flexible copyright regime.

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    Joint statement on Art 13 - AVMSD

    16 October 2017

    Brussels, 16 October, 2017. Europe’s commercial broadcasters (i) warn that proposals to impose cross-border levies on linear channels will lead to less localization, less choice, less media plurality, less competition, ... Read More Read more

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    Commercial Broadcasters welcome European Commission pledge to tackle illegal content online

    28 September 2017

    BRUSSELS, 28 SEPTEMBER.  The Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) welcomed the publication today of the European Commission’s Communication Tackling Illegal Content Online: Towards an enhanced responsibility of online ... Read More Read more

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  • 15 Billion Euro
    15 Billion Euro

    are invested, per year, in content by Europe’s largest commercial broadcasters.

  • 236 Minutes per day
    236 Minutes per day

    is the average viewing time of linear TV in the EU (2013).

  • 1 Million People
    1 Million People

    work in the audiovisual industry in Europe.

  • 50%
    50%

    of our revenues are invested back in the creation of audiovisual content.