European Parliament Resolution on the Role of Public Service Television in a Multi- Media Society

On 19 September 1996, the European Parliament adopted the Resolution on the role of public service television in a multi-media society, in which it calls on the Commission to lay down guidelines for the promotion of public broadcasting establishments (PBE). The European Parliament held the opinion that national and European targets on media policy basically covered the work of the PBE. These targets include the promotion of the different cultures in Europe, support for equality, ensuring from now on that all groups are guaranteed equal access to information in the information society. Particularly for this last reason, the PBE should be leading the way in developing new services; they should therefore, for example, also use digital broadcasting.