ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) is the host broadcaster for the Austrian Presidency, and will provide free of charge to any interested Austrian or international radio stations and television channels audiovisual material in broadcast quality (HD) on informal ministerial meetings, meetings with EU institutions, meetings with third countries and individual conferences taking place in Austria.
Audiovisual material will be broadcast via EbS, the European Union’s TV information service (schedule: http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/ebs/schedule.cfm and satellite reception: http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/ebs/satellite.cfm?sitelang=en) and can be downloaded in real time via the website of the European Commission’s Audiovisual Services at https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/.
The live feed of the audiovisual material can be received in the TV and radio booths and the SNG parking spaces at the permanent conference and media centre. Additional broadcasting requirements should be notified to the host broadcaster and will incur charges.
The host broadcaster will provide the following audiovisual material on informal Council meetings as well as any political conferences:
- arrivals & doorsteps in the original language
- handshakes (welcome by the host) in the original language
- Austrian Presidency press conference (in the original language as well as in German, English and French)
With regards to current coverage, rights of use are not limited in time or space.
The Austrian Presidency will make available 11 TV and radio booths in the permanent conference and media centre. The standard fitting includes one basic ISDN access point (radio booths), one LAN access point, one TV monitor, 220V power supply and four workstations. Any additional technical requirements should be notified to the host broadcaster and are subject to a fee.
Parking spaces for SNGs will be provided in the immediate vicinity of the ACV as well as at individual event venues. The host broadcaster will allocate these spaces on a first come, first served basis.
The host broadcaster will provide the following additional services:
- technical support
- registration for and allocation of stand-up positions
- registration for and allocation of TV and radio booths
- registration for and allocation of SNGs
For queries and bookings, please contact the host broadcaster directly:
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) will also be present at certain events. In this case interested TV stations are serviced by means of cooperation between the EBU and ORF.
EBU – Contact Details:
Use of Radio Frequencies
Broadcasting licences for international TV stations have to be applied for individually at the telecommunication office of the respective federal province. The application form (in German or English) for a limited operating authorisation can be downloaded below. Please send the completed form to the Telecommunication Office of Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland:
Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland
Address: Radetzkystraße 2, 1030 Vienna
Styria and Carinthia
Address: Conrad‐von‐Hötzendorf‐Straße 86, 8010 Graz
Upper Austria and Salzburg
Address: Freinbergstraße 22, 4020 Linz
Tyrol and Vorarlberg
Address: Valiergasse 60, 6010 Innsbruck
Further Information can be found at https://www.bmvit.gv.at/ofb/organisation/nachgeordnet/fmb/index.html.
For productions, you need to coordinate radio frequencies via the frequency portal of the host broadcaster ORF at https://frequenz.orf.at.
Contact for frequency coordination at ORF
Mobile: +43 664 6278524
Host Photographer Services
All official photos taken by the host photographer team will be published on the Austrian Presidency's Flickr channel (www.flickr.com/eu2018at). Here you can find, in particular, photos of informal ministerial meetings, meetings with EU institutions, meetings with third countries and individual conferences. The photos will be provided free of charge in digital format and printing quality and will include IPTC metadata.