European broadcasters make a huge contribution to life in Europe - democratic, cultural and economic. We underpin societal debate and democracy, bring diverse communities together, reflect the cultural diversity of Europe and make a major contribution to employment, growth and tax revenue. We look to Europe to foster an industrial vision which protects and strengthens the unique characteristics of our sector.
If the challenges set by online platforms as gatekeepers of the online economy can be addressed, Europe’s media sector stands to benefit. Balanced competition and a healthy, pluralistic online media ecosystem, depend on a sector specific, ex ante legislative regime and a set of ex post measures to be applied to online platforms.
Copyright and contractual freedom make up the DNA of our business and allow broadcasters to operate and reinvest in European content. Impactful European legislative initiatives have been approved in the past five years. Institutions need to take stock and continue to uphold the fundamental drivers of creative media.