The Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) was last revised in autumn 2018. The European Commission set the deadline for transposition into national legislation as being the 19 September 2020.

The following table shows the actual state of play in each EU Member State.

This table presents a purely informative overview of the process of implementation of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive 2018/1808 into the national legal systems of the 27-EU member states and in the UK. In the case of Belgium, the Flemish, French and German speaking communities were represented separately.

The legal texts listed in the table include final adopted laws and decrees, as well as draft proposals published as part of national consultations, presented or currently debated by the member states’ legislative bodies. The implementation process can be considered complete only once it has been formally notified to the European Commission by the Member State in question. The state of notification as presented in the TRIS and MNE databases is included in the table where available.

The work of updating the table is carried out by the European Audiovisual Observatory through desk research and input from its network of national experts. Any contribution for the update of the table is very welcome and can be sent to iris.obs@coe.int.
The final texts will feed the AVMSDatabase of the EAO           

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Country

Legislative activity 

Status
of the 
legal
text

TRIS

MNE

Last
checked

AT

Austria

Ongoing
(Partial
trans
position)

 

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BE (DE)

Belgium (German speaking community)

  • October 2020
    October 2020 On 29 October, the Government adopted at second reading the preliminary draft Decree on media services and cinema exhibition; and decided to apply for the opinion within a 30-day period under Article 84 §1(1)(2) of the coordinated laws on the Council of State of 12 January 1973. The Minister for Culture and Sport, Employment and the Media is entrusted with the implementation of this Decision: http://www.ostbelgienlive.be/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-255/620_read-61981/
  • July 2020
    The Government of the German Community has adopted a preliminary draft decree on media services in July 2020. The Government decided to request the opinion of the Chamber of Experts of the Media Council, the Interministerial Committee for Telecommunications, Radio and Television, the Data Protection Authority and of the German-speaking Community for Self-Determined Life.

Ongoing

   

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BE (FL)

Belgium (Flemish speaking community)

Ongoing

   

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BE (WA)

Belgium (French speaking community)

Ongoing

   

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BG

Bulgaria

Ongoing

   

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CY

Cyprus

Ongoing

   

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CZ

Czech Republic

Ongoing 

   

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DE

Germany

Completed – notification in process

 

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DK

Denmark

Completed – notification in process

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EE

Estonia

Ongoing

   

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ES

Spain

Ongoing

   

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FI

Finland

Ongoing

 

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FR

France

Ongoing

   

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GB 

United
Kingdom

Completed – notification in process

.

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GR

Greece

Ongoing     

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HR

Croatia

Ongoing

   

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HU

Hungary

Ongoing

   

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IE

Ireland

Ongoing

   

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IT

Italy

Ongoing

   

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LV

Latvia

Ongoing

   

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LT

Lithuania

Ongoing

   

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LU

Luxembourg

Ongoing 
(partial 
trans
position)

 

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MT

Malta

Ongoing

   

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NL

Netherlands

Ongoing

   

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PL

Poland

Ongoing

   

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PO

Portugal

Ongoing

   

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RO

Romania

  • October 2020
    The public consultation is now over, the project is under discussion in Parliament. It was adopted by the Chamber of Deputies and is now submitted to the Senate: http://www.cdep.ro/pls/proiecte/upl_pck.proiect?cam=2&idp=18699
  • April 2020
    The draft law transposing the Directive, Draft Law amending and supplementing Law no. 504/2002 (Proiectul de Lege pentru modificarea şi completarea Legii nr. 504/2002 a audiovizualului) was published for public consultation:
    http://e-consultare.gov.ro/w/proiectul-de-lege-pentru-modificarea-si-completarea-legii-nr-504-2002-a-audiovizualului/
    On 30 April 2020, the draft Law for amending and supplementing Law no. 504/2002 was withdrawn from the public consultation procedure, which will be reanalysed in relation to the opportunity of regulation and the need to implement Directive 1808/2018 on audiovisual media services. In this respect, a possible transposition of the said Directive will be subject to public consultation only after consultations with all stakeholders, namely media representatives: 
    http://www.cultura.ro/proiect-de-lege-6

Ongoing

   

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SK

Slovakia

Ongoing

   

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SL

Slovenia

Ongoing

   

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SE

Sweden

Completed – notification in process

 

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