Association of Commercial Television and Video on Demand Services in Europe

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

800,000€ - 899,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

6.5 Fte (7)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

6

High-level Commission meetings

38

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Association of Commercial Television and Video on Demand Services in Europe   (ACT)

    EU Transparency Register

    18574111503-28 First registered on 09 Apr 2009

    Goals / Remit

    Promote and defend the ACT Vision in EU legislative discussions and EU media by responding to public inquiries, proactively creating and disseminating industry information and positions as well as organising physical and online policy discussion platforms to promote the collective interests of its Members.

    More specifically, the purpose of the EEIG is to promote the collective interest of its Members by:
    • facilitating the definition of common positions, proposals and actions on, including without limitation, regulatory environment, professional rules, programming;
    • explaining to national, international or European policy makers the contribution the television industry makes to European society, in terms of, including without limitation, culture, news and to the European economy, in terms of, including without limitation, growth, innovation, jobs;
    • influencing the EU’s political and policy agenda; and
    • keeping its Members informed and appraised of relevant developments.

    Main EU files targeted

    Our priority issues are:
    - Digital Single Market,
    - Digital Services Act,
    - Digital Markets Act,
    - Copyright Directive, SatCab directive
    - Regulation of media content (especially Audiovisual Media Services directive),
    - Media and Audio-visual Action Plan & Media Freedom Act
    - e-Privacy,
    - European Democracy Action Plan & Disinformation
    - Regulation of advertising,
    - E-commerce Directive,
    - EU Data protection
    - Platform-to-Business
    - Geoblocking
    - IPR Enforcement
    - Trade
    - Accessibility of Content
    - Digital Tax
    - Platform Responsibility
    - Artificial Intelligence

    Address

    Head Office
    Rue des Deux Eglises, 26
    Bruxelles 1000
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Rue des Deux Eglises, 26
    Bruxelles 1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    7

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%5
    75%2

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    6.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    6 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 01 Feb 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Miruna HEROVANU 23 Nov 2022 22 Nov 2023
    Mr Erard Gilles 23 Nov 2022 22 Nov 2023
    Ms Paola COLASANTI 17 Mar 2022 16 Mar 2023
    Mr Sebastiano BERTAGNI 09 Mar 2022 08 Mar 2023
    Mr Gregoire POLAD 09 Mar 2022 08 Mar 2023
    Mr Vlad Florin VITA 17 Feb 2022 16 Feb 2023
    Ms Miruna HEROVANU 26 Nov 2021 23 Nov 2022
    Mr Erard Gilles 26 Nov 2021 23 Nov 2022
    Ms Malgorzata Szczodrowska 09 Sep 2021 20 Nov 2021
    Mr Gregoire POLAD 20 Jan 2021 01 Feb 2022
    Ms Malgorzata Szczodrowska 25 Sep 2020 25 Sep 2021
    Mr Erard Gilles 19 Sep 2020 18 Sep 2021
    Ms Miruna HEROVANU 19 Sep 2020 18 Sep 2021
    Ms Paola COLASANTI 30 Jan 2020 30 Jan 2021
    Ms Johanna BAYSSE 29 Jan 2020 25 Apr 2020
    Mr Gregoire POLAD 19 Dec 2019 19 Dec 2020
    Ms Malgorzata Szczodrowska 09 Oct 2019 25 Sep 2020
    Ms Monika MAGYAR 13 Sep 2019 01 Oct 2020
    Ms Paola COLASANTI 23 Jan 2019 23 Jan 2020
    Ms Johanna BAYSSE 23 Jan 2019 23 Jan 2020
    Mr Gregoire POLAD 08 Jan 2019 19 Dec 2019
    Ms Algara CASTLE 18 Sep 2018 08 Sep 2019
    Ms AGNIESZKA HORAK 27 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2019
    Ms Johanna BAYSSE 15 Feb 2018 23 Jan 2019
    Ms Paola COLASANTI 11 Jan 2018 10 Jan 2019
    Mr Gregoire POLAD 11 Jan 2018 06 Jan 2019
    Ms Masa Lampret 08 Sep 2017 19 Jul 2018
    Ms AGNIESZKA HORAK 31 Aug 2017 27 Jul 2018
    Ms Emilie Anthonis 12 May 2017 05 Sep 2017
    Ms Johanna BAYSSE 23 Feb 2017 15 Feb 2018
    Ms Ségolène Bunel 02 Feb 2017 30 Jul 2017
    Mr Gregoire POLAD 19 Oct 2016 18 Oct 2017
    Ms Masa Lampret 30 Aug 2016 27 Aug 2017
    Ms Paola COLASANTI 25 Aug 2016 24 Aug 2017
    Ms Johanna BAYSSE 25 Aug 2016 23 Feb 2017
    Mr julien Chasserieu 21 May 2016 07 Sep 2016
    Ms Emilie Anthonis 14 May 2016 13 May 2017
    Elisabeth LISMONT 14 Jan 2016 13 May 2016
    Mr Gregoire POLAD 04 Nov 2015 19 Oct 2016
    Ms Masa Lampret 07 Oct 2015 30 Aug 2016
    Elisabeth LISMONT 22 Sep 2015 14 Jan 2016
    Ms Paola COLASANTI 20 Aug 2015 21 Aug 2016
    Mr ross biggam 01 Jul 2015 27 Nov 2015
    Ms Emilie Anthonis 23 May 2015 14 May 2016
    Ms Masa Lampret 13 Mar 2015 11 Sep 2015
    Ms Marta Sokol 01 Oct 2014 13 Mar 2015
    Ms Emilie Anthonis 25 Apr 2014 23 May 2015
    Mrs Marta Sokol 01 Oct 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Ms Alicia Gaban Barrio 18 Sep 2014 16 Sep 2015
    Mr ross biggam 11 Jul 2014 01 Jul 2015
    Mrs Emilie Anthonis 25 Apr 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Ms Alicia Gaban Barrio 27 Mar 2014 18 Sep 2014
    Mr ross biggam 15 May 2013 14 May 2014
    Mrs Emilie Anthonis 26 Apr 2013 25 Apr 2014
    Mrs Marta Sokol 25 Apr 2013 19 Apr 2014
    Mrs Marta Sokol 13 Jul 2012 14 Mar 2013
    Mr Ross Adair BIGGAM 28 Feb 2012 01 Mar 2013
    Mr Maxim Ulrich HAUK 28 Feb 2012 01 Mar 2013

    Complementary Information

    This figure will vary from year to year, depending on the extent to which regulation impacting our member companies' business interests is proposed by the European Commission, as some staff work both on lobbying and non-lobbying activities.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    Creative & Media Business Alliance
    European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance
    Ethical Journalism Network
    Creativity Works! Alliance
    European Internet Forum
    Live Content Coalition
    Digital Video Broadcasting Project
    European Audiovisual Observatory

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    800,000€ - 899,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    800,000€ - 899,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    We are following the activities of the Creative Industries Intergroup and the Digital Agenda Intergroup and Sports Intergroup (in relation to Sporting rights).

    Other activities

    In addition to the above legislative files, we also monitor and engage if necessary on issues related to competition, including state aid, protection of content against piracy as well as media pluralism and standards.

    We also deal with any other issues affecting our member companies' business interests, including taxation, sport, employment law, extension of the acquis, trade negotiations and others. We are also active in several international fora and have an observer status in the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), Council of Europe Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI), Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), The Advisory Committee of the European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) and EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office).

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    38 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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