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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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    Power of television celebrated by key media alliances on World Television Day

    14 November 2016

    BRUSSELS, 14 November 2016. The Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT), The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and egta, the Brussels based association of television and radio sales houses are ... Read More Read more

  • EC copyright package may undermine AV industry’s financing with questionable outcomes for Europe’s viewers and cultural diversity Thumbnail

    EC copyright package may undermine AV industry’s financing with questionable outcomes for Europe’s viewers and cultural diversity

    14 September 2016

    Brussels, 14 September 2016. The European Commission released today a set of proposals altering the rules governing copyright. Of chief importance to commercial broadcasters across Europe is the proposed Regulation ... Read More Read more

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Key Facts

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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.