On 14 November, the Presidents of the European Parliament and of the Council adopted the final version of the directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2010/13/EU on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the provision of audiovisual media services in view of changing market realities (Audiovisual Media Services Directive). As a result, the process of reforming the AVMSD 2010/13/EU, which started in 2016, is drawing to a close end and will be finalized in the forthcoming publication of the amending directive in the Official Journal.

Already in the early summer of this year, the parties announced that it had come to an agreement in the context of the trilogue negotiations. Nevertheless, the text published in the end of May / beginning of June has undergone numerous changes since then. This applies in particular to formal changes such as the now continuous numbering or the exchange of positions of Articles 28a (now 28b) and 28b (now 28a). But linguistic reformulations have been incorporated in the new text too.

For this reason, the English-language synopsis of the Institute of European Media Law (EMR) has now been updated – and thus even before the official publication of the amending directive in the Official Journal of the European Union.

The synopsis will be updated again and checked for any discrepancies as soon as the text has been published in the Official Journal. The latest version will be available on this page.

UPDATE 03 December 2018

As the final version of Directive (EU) 2018/1808 was published in OJ on 28 November 2018 we have updated th synopsis

The English-language version in A3 format can be downloaded here: EMR-Synopsis-AVMSD_final_EN_A3

The short version of the synopsis, which directly compares the previous AVMSD Directive 2010/13 / EU and the Directive 2018/1808 is now also available in English and can be downloaded her: EMR-Synopsis-AVMSD_short_EN_A4