October 12, 2023

43 European media and tech organisations join forces in building a trusted European media data space

In today’s competing international landscape, a resilient data-driven ecosystem is crucial. Extracting and sharing data can make workflows and experiences more efficient, cost-effective and sustainable in different sectors. Through TEMS - which stands for Trusted European Media data Space - 43 organisations officially launched an alliance to build and implement a common media data space across Europe. Each participating organisation represents hundreds of stakeholders from 14 countries in the cultural and creative sectors.

The initiative is supported by the European Commission’s Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL) and is a core element for implementing a European Data Strategy. With an investment of EUR 16.5 million, the project represents a milestone in the way the media sector will be able to share and extract value from data. By doing so, TEMS aims to support the economic development and future growth of local and regional media ecosystems across Europe.

Concretely, TEMS will lead the way for several cutting-edge services, infrastructures, and platforms. It will also address the fight against misinformation, audience analysis, improving data flows in production chains, and supporting the adoption of AI and Virtual Reality technologies.

TEMS will evolve existing media platforms, primary data space infrastructures and provide open access to a common data space for any interested media stakeholder from any media sub-sector. This will help the digital transformation and improve the competitiveness of the European media industry.

[...] building these data spaces could make businesses feel much more confident that they could use data to develop their business and to develop their business models to rely much more on the digital economy.
Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice- President of the European Commission in an interview to Euronews

“EBU is actively supporting our members in their digital transformation. We are convinced a media data space will ease the development and adoption of data-driven technologies such as AI and foster innovation and collaboration along an increasingly complex value chain. It is an important element for our ability to face competition from dominating US platforms, fulfil our obligations in the fields of public information, entertainment, and education, and do so in full respect of European rules and values.” - Antonio Arcidiacono, EBU Director of Technology & Innovation

The TEMS consortium is coordinated by Innovalia Association and brings together the following partners (in alphabetical order): 1001 Lakes OY, ACATECH - Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften, Agence France-Presse, APA - Austria Presse Agentur (APA-IT, APA-DeFacto), Arctur, Asociation para el Desarrollo de la Economia del Dato (BAIDATA), Athens Technology Center Anonymi Viomichaniki Emporiki Kai Techniki Etaireia Efarmogon Ypsilis Technologias, CAP Digital, Comite International des Telecommunications de Presse- Agentur, Commission Superieure Technique de l’Image et du son CST, Consultores de Automatización y Robótica, Cultural Broadcasting Archive, Verein zur Förderung Digitaler Kommunikation, Dawex Systems, De Vlaamse Radio en Televisieomroeporganisatie NV, DPA - Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH, EBU - Union Europeenne de Radio Television, EITB Media SA, Engineering - Ingegneria Informatica SPA, Europese Culturele Stichting, Fincons Group AG, France Télévisions, Henneo Media SA, Ikonomedia AD, Institut national de l’audiovisuel (INA), International Data Spaces EV, ISAN International Agency, Media City Bergen, Media-IO, Orange Business Services, Panodyssey, Procirep (Société des Producteurs de Cinéma et de Télévision), Schickler Unternehmensberatung GmbH, Sociedad de Proyectos para la Transformation Digital SA, Software Quality Systems SA, Startin’Blox, Swiss TXT AG, The Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision, WAN-IFRA World Association of News Publishers