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,  without prejudice to the Commission's assessment.  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 AVMS database of the EAO           

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AT

Austria

Notified

26/04/2022

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BE (BRU)

Belgium (Brussels-Capital Region)

  • July 2021
    Belgium (Brussels-Capital Region) has transposed the AVMSD 2018/1808 with the Law 21 July 2021, amending Law of 5 May 2017 on audiovisual media services in the bilingual Brussels-Capital Region, that entered into force on 20 August 2021  : http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/eli/loi/2017/05/05/2017040323/justel
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    • NL: Wet houdende omzetting van Richtlijn (EU) 2018/1808 van het Europees Parlement en de Raad van 14 november 2018 tot wijziging van Richtlijn 2010/13/EU betreffende de coördinatie van bepaalde wettelijke en bestuursrechtelijke bepalingen in de lidstaten inzake het aanbieden van audiovisuele mediadiensten (richtlijn “audiovisuele mediadiensten”) in het licht van een veranderende marktsituatie FR: Loi portant transposition de la directive (UE) 2018/1808 du Parlement européen et du Conseil du 14 novembre 2018 modifiant la directive 2010/13/UE visant à la coordination de certaines dispositions législatives, réglementaires et administratives des États membres relatives à la fourniture de services de médias audiovisuels (directive « Services de médias audiovisuels »), compte tenu de l’évolution des réalités du marché: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/FR/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A72018L1972BEL_202105987&qid=1665737868750 
Notified 05/10/2022

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BE (DE) 

Belgium (German speaking community)

Notified

12/05/2021

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BE (FL)

Belgium (Flemish speaking community)

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18/09/2023

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BE (WA)

Belgium (French speaking community)

  •  September 2023
  • The CSA's advisory committee issued a positive opinion on the draft Government Decree amending the current "regulations on the accessibility of programmes to people with sensory impairments".

    https://www.csa.be/122776/accessibilite-le-college-davis-du-csa-favorable-a-une-aide-financiere-pour-lensemble-des-editeurs-prives/

  • July 2023
  • The CSA's advisory committee presents its opinion on the Preliminary draft Decree amending the Decree of 4 February 2021 on audiovisual media services and video sharing services.

    https://www.csa.be/118524/le-college-davis-du-csa-commente-lavant-projet-de-decret-soumis-par-la-ministre/  

  • March 2023
  • The Minister for the Media has presented to Parliament Preliminary draft Decree amending the Decree of 4 February 2021 on audiovisual media services and video sharing services. The Draft is now in first reading. https://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/tris/en/search/?trisaction=search.detail&year=2023&num=146
  • March 2021
  • The decree was published in the official gazette Moniteur belge and notified to the Commission on 26/03/2021:  https://www.gallilex.cfwb.be/document/pdf/49222_000.pdf
  • February 2021
    The Parliament of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (FWB) has definitely approved the new audiovisual media services Decree: https://linard.cfwb.be/home/presse--actualites/publications/publication-presse--actualites-89 .publicationfull.html
  • August 2020  
    The media regulator (CSA) published its opinion on the preliminary draft:  https://www.csa.be/document/avis-relatif-a-lavant-projet-de-decret-sur-les-services-de- medias-audiovisuel /
  • July 2020
    The government of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation adopted at first reading a preliminary draft decree transposing the AVMS Directive in ten "books" or chapters, ranging from the regulation of video-sharing services to the extended obligation to contribute to the production of content ( Avant-projet de décret sur les services de médias audiovisuels et les services de partage de vidéos ), published 02/07/2020:
    https://linard.cfwb.be/home/presse--actualites/publications/avant-projet -de-decret-sur-les-services-de-medias-audiovisuels-et-les-services-de-partage-de-videos.publicationfull.html
  • December 2019
    The Advisory Council of the CSA issued an opinion on the directive to the government: 
    https://www.csa.be/document/transposition-de-la-directive-sur-les-services-de-medias-audiovisuels- avis-du-csa /
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BG 

Bulgaria

  • February 2023 
  • The Council for Electronic Media, the Association of Bulgarian Radio and Television Operators, the Bulgarian National Radio and the Bulgarian National Television have developed a Code of Conduct regarding measures to evaluate, flag and restrict access to programs that are unfavorable or create a risk of harming the physical, mental, moral and/or social development of children. It has entered in force on the 1st February 2023. https://www.cem.bg/displaynewsbg/872
  • Act entered into force on 22 December 2020
    Radio And Television Law (Закон За Радиото И Телевизията): https://www.lex.bg/laws/ldoc/2134447616
  • November 2020
    The bill for amendment of the Radio and Televisions Act was adopted by the Parliament in first reading on the 26 November 2020. Interested parties can submit statements until 3 December 2020. News and follow-up: https: //www.parliament. bg / bg / bills / ID / 163352 / 
  • October 2020
    The bill for amendment of the Radio and Televisions Act has been submitted to the Parliament, after being approved by the Council of Ministers:
    https://www.parliament.bg/bg/bills/ID/163419/
  • Bill Amending and supplementing the Radio and Television Act (Законопроект за изменение и допълнение на Закона за радиото и телевизията ):
    http://parliament.bg/bills/44/002-01-62.rtf 
  • July 2020
    The Ministry of Culture published a draft law Amending the Law on Radio and Television, with a period of public consultation from 31 July to 31 August on a draft law (ЗАКОН за изменение и допълнение на Закона за радиото и телевизията ):
    http: //mc.government.bg/files/6816_ZID%20ZRT.doc
  • March 2020
    Creation of working groups for the transposition of the Directive. The working time of these groups was extended to 15 days after the end of the state of emergency.
    https://www.segabg.com/category-media/upravlyavashtite-se-chudyat-gotov-li-e-noviyat-medien-zakon
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10/03/2023

 

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CY

Cyprus

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10/01/2022

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CZ

Czechia

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DE

Germany

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Denmark

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Estonia

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Finland

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France

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Greece

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10/03/2023

 

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Croatia

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Hungary

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Ireland

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Italy

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Lithuania

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LU

Luxembourg

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MT

Malta

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NL

Netherlands

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PL

Poland

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PT

Portugal

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RO

Romania

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Slovakia

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Slovenia

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