Broadcast Networks Europe

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Lobbying Costs

200,000€ - 299,999€

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

3 Fte (12)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Broadcast Networks Europe   (BNE)

    EU Transparency Register

    298887016981-26 First registered on 16 Apr 2015

    Goals / Remit

    ¤ Representing the interests of Terrestrial Broadcast Network Operators with regard to policy developments and regulatory intervention being undertaken by European Institutions and other organisations and stakeholders.
    ¤To take necessary actions to ensure, in each country where the Association has Members, long term availability of adequate spectrum for current and future developments of the Terrestrial Broadcast platforms.
    ¤ Providing a forum for information exchange and cooperation on topics of common interest between Members to ensure that the Broadcast Network Operator sector remains attractive to the market over time.
    ¤Sustaining and nurturing the long term market opportunity for the distribution of content and data via Terrestrial Broadcast Networks.
    ¤BNE has members in 20 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, UK and Sweden.

    Main EU files targeted

    European Digital Agenda
    The new Communications Code
    Telecommunications Single Market
    Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP)
    AVMS Directive
    Decisions on the use of the 470-694 MHz band
    RSPG Policy Activities
    Digital Sevices Act
    Green Deal


    Head Office
    Rue du Luxembourg 22-24
    Brussels 1000
    EU Office
    Rue du Luxembourg 22-24
    Brussels 1000


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 19 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Lars Backlund 17 Apr 2018 17 Apr 2019
    Mr Lars Backlund 29 Mar 2017 28 Mar 2018
    Mr Jean Pierre FAISAN 30 Sep 2016 22 Sep 2017
    Mr Lars Backlund 10 Mar 2016 29 Mar 2017

    Complementary Information

    BNE is a not for profit trade organisation representing the interests of its members. BNE is financed solely by membership fees paid by its 19 members (operating in 20 European countries). BNE has no direct employees. General administration is contracted to an association management company (currently DGA in Brussels). The Secretary General is responsible for general management of the organisation under a consultancy contract. All other ongoing activities of the association in the Policy Working Group, the Communications Working Group and the Technical Development Group, including travel and participating in meetings and preparation of consultation responses, reports and presentations, etc, are performed by staff employed by BNE member companies at no direct cost for BNE. The contribution from BNE members is significant both in time and effort, as part of their membership in BNE. This is a common way to operate for organisations similar to BNE.

    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


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    ITU - R Internationl Telecommunications Union, Radiocommunications Sector
    CEPT/ECC - European Communications Council
    DVB - Digital Video Broadcasting standardisation body, various working groups
    WSG -Wider Spectrum Group
    EBU - European Broadcasting Union, various working groups
    5G-MAG - 5G Media Action Group

    Member organisations

    See: for list of members in BNE
    BNE also hosts the Wider Spectrum Group (WSG)

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    200,000€ - 299,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    dentons global advisors europe sa 50,000€ - 99,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    dentons global advisors europe sa

    Closed year Costs

    200,000€ - 299,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    - Active participation in most EC public hearings and events relating to the above programmes
    - Responses to Public Consultations
    - Spectrum management related events public and private
    - Meetings with EU Officials and Members of the European Parliament
    - WEB-site / Newsroom
    - Wider Spectrum Group

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    4 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 proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 30 Sep 2022 Location online
      Subject EU digital agenda
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      • Roberto Viola (Director-General)
    • Date 30 Sep 2022 Location online
      Subject EU digital agenda
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      • Roberto Viola (Director-General)
    • Date 24 Sep 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Spectrum
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
      • Kamila Kloc (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Apr 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Sprectrum policies, 700MHz
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      • Kamila Kloc (Cabinet member)
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