Reporting Access Rules

On this page you will find the reporting access rules for accredited press at the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk, Belarus.

1. Preamble

  • The Junior Eurovision Song Contest (the "JESC") is an international coproduction by broadcasting organisations having the status of Members of the European Broadcasting Union (the "EBU") and which is carried out under the auspices of the EBU as part of the television programme exchange known as Eurovision.
  • These JESC Reporting Access Rules (the "Rules") apply to the use of audio-visual images and audio sounds of the 2018 JESC Show, the Jury Rehearsal and the Opening Ceremony Material – as defined in Section 7 of these Rules - (the "JESC Material") by Non-Rights Holders and set out the Rules for filming content during the Rehearsals (the “Rehearsal Content”).
  • The 2018 JESC (including all JESC Material and Rehearsal Content) is subject to and protected by copyright and related rights.
  • Any transmission or filming outside the scope of these Rules by Non-Rights Holders must be authorised by the EBU.
  • The Broadcast, transmission or making available On-Demand of the JESC Material, in part or in whole, is strictly and exclusively reserved to the Rights Holders. Non-Rights-Holders shall not have the right to have access to live transmissions of JESC Material.
  • Except as foreseen under these Rules, Non-Rights Holder shall not be allowed to Broadcast and/or make available and/or otherwise exploit, on a live, delayed or On-Demand basis, via any transmission methods the JESC Material and the Rehearsal Content, in whole or in part, even if no Rights Holder has been granted rights in the Non-Rights Holder’s territory.
  • Insofar as news reporting is concerned, these Rules are subject to applicable national laws and regulations on news access practices.
  • In specific cases, the EBU may agree with the Participating Broadcasters in their particular territories to issue supplemental news access rules for such territories, which shall supersede these Rules.
  • Terms capitalised hereunder shall have the meaning set out in the Definitions listed under Section 6 hereafter.

2. JESC materials reporting access rules

Any use of JESC Materials is subject to the following:

2.1 Audiovisual: Show and Jury Rehearsal

Non-Rights Holders may use on a free of charge basis (except for technical costs, if any, and for the usual rights payments to national music collecting societies) materials from the Show, (or, if requested, from the Jury Rehearsal) as follows:

2.1.1

Non-Rights Holders which are EVN Members may use a total of three (3) minutes of the Show and of the Jury Rehearsal, strictly in the news context in general current affairs bulletins which are to be Broadcast on a linear basis within forty-eight (48) hours of the Show.

2.1.2

Non-Rights Holders which are not EVN Members may use a total of two (2) minutes of the Show and of the Jury Rehearsal in News Bulletins which are to be Broadcast on a linear basis within twenty-four (24) hours of the Show.

2.1.3 

In addition, the following conditions shall be respected:

  • No stand-alone use can be made;
  • No song must be used in its entirety and no more than ten (10) seconds of each song may be used;
  • The mention "COURTESY OF BTRC AND EBU" shall be included as an on-screen credit for the whole duration of the material used;
  • Use of material is subject music rights clearance as described under Section 4 f) below;
  • If the News Bulletin or the general current affairs bulletins in which material is included are made available on Websites on an On-Demand basis, the bulletins in question can remain posted for a reasonable duration after the Show (one month maximum).
  • Use of the Show with national commentaries can be used only with the written permission of the relevant Rights Holder in the particular country and in accordance with these Reporting Access Rules.

2.2. Radio: Show and Jury Rehearsal

Non-Rights Holder radio stations may use a recording of the audio track of the Show and of the Jury Rehearsal in their News Bulletins in their respective territories subject to the following conditions:

  • Non-Rights Holders shall not Broadcast or include their own commentary or similar coverage of the Show or Jury Rehearsal, whether on a live or delayed basis, or any other material obtained while inside the Venue, including interviews,
  • Commentaries of the JESC events taped from the television coverage of the Rights Holder in the particular territory can only be used with the express written permission of the Rights Holder.
  • All other conditions listed in Section 2.1 above apply mutatis mutandis to this Section 2.2.

2.3 Opening Ceremony

The use of the Opening Ceremony Material is unrestricted.   Non-Rights Holders must give an on-screen credit to read as follows "COURTESY OF BTRC AND EBU" for the whole duration of the use of the Opening Ceremony Material.


3. Filming rules for accredited press

The possibilities for Accredited Press to film at the Venue and to use the content filmed by them ("Rehearsal Content") are as follows:


3.1. Filming at the venue

a) First Delegation Rehearsal days (20-21 November 2018): No filming is allowed. These are closed rehearsals, and therefore no press access is permitted.

b) Second Delegation Rehearsal days (22-23 November 2018): Subject to Section 3.2 below, open to Accredited Press with the opportunity to film these rehearsals only within designated areas. Accredited Press is entitled to use Rehearsal Content filmed during these rehearsal days on their Own Websites and Social Media Platforms as follows:

  • Accredited Press which are EVN Members: no more than 3 minutes of Content filmed per day until 25 November 2018. Accredited Press which are EVN Members shall be permitted to use a maximum of three (3) minutes out of the Rehearsal Content filmed during the whole day of the rehearsals until 25 November 2018 (inclusive);
  • Accredited Press which are not EVN Members: no more than 2 minutes of Content filmed per day until 24 November 2018. Accredited Press which are not EVN Members shall be permitted to use a maximum of two (2) minutes out of the Rehearsal Content filmed during the whole day of the rehearsals until 24 November 2018 (inclusive).

For the sake of clarity, it is not allowed to (i) live stream Rehearsal Content from the Venue, (ii) make available in full the individual performances rehearsed during the Delegation Rehearsal days and (iii) to make available the days of rehearsals in full.

c) First Dress Rehearsal (Saturday 24 November 2018 - 10.00 CET): Subject to Section 3.2 below, open to Accredited Press with the opportunity to film this rehearsal only within designated areas. Live streaming is not allowed. Accredited Press is entitled to use Rehearsal Content filmed during the First Dress Rehearsal on their Own Websites and Social Media Platforms as follows:

  • Accredited Press which are EVN Members: no more than 3 minutes until 26 November 2018. Accredited Press which are EVN Members shall be permitted to use up to three (3) minutes from the Dress Rehearsal within 48 hours thereof (i.e. until 26 November 2018);
  • Accredited Press which are not EVN Members: no more than 2 minutes until 25 November 2018. Accredited Press which are not EVN Members shall be permitted to use up to two (2) minutes from the Dress Rehearsal within 24 hours thereof (i.e. until 25 November 2018).

d) Second (jury) Dress Rehearsal (Saturday 24 November 2018 - 16.00 CET): No filming is allowed. For the use of material from the Second Dress rehearsal, please refer to Section 2.1 of these Rules.

e) Live Show: No filming is allowed. For the use of materials from the Show, please refer to Section 2.1 of these Rules.


3.2. Specific conditions for filming

Filming at the venue is subject to the following additional conditions:

  • Screens and security are not allowed to be filmed at any time;
  • The use of Rehearsal Content is subject to subject to clearance with the relevant music collecting societies (see section 4 f);
  • When filming Rehearsal Content, the artistic image of the contestants and their personality rights shall be respected and protected at all times. Should any Accredited Press use any Rehearsal Content which can be deemed discriminatory, harmful or damaging (especially with regards of the fact that the JESC is a children entertainment programme), the press member shall promptly remove the Content in question upon the EBU's request;
  • Accredited Press shall keep the number of crew accessing the Rehearsals to a minimum;
  • Use of wireless equipment in the Venue (including the arena and the press centre) is strictly forbidden;
  • The provisions of the Terms and Conditions for Accreditation to the 2018 JESC shall be respected at all times;
  • In case of non-compliance with the above provisions, accreditation rights may be withdrawn.

4. General undertakings

  • JESC Material and/or Rehearsal Content shall be used/filmed only in strict accordance with these Rules;
  • JESC Material and Rehearsal Content shall not be exploited, distributed, shared, made available or provided to any third party, except for Non-Rights Holders international News Agencies which may make the JESC Material and Rehearsal Content available to their regular customers, in accordance with their standard distribution procedures (but in no case against a specific payment) and the present Rules, with the prior written consent of the EBU; For the avoidance of doubt, News Agencies shall apply the restrictions of durations mentioned under clause 2.1 and 3.1 to their customers.
  • No advertising or other message or promotion (including any broadcast sponsorship) shall be placed before, during or after the broadcast of JESC Material or Rehearsal Content in a manner such that it may imply an association or connection between any third party, or any third party's product or service, and the JESC, the EBU or the Participating Broadcasters;
  • Availability of JESC Material or Rehearsal Content shall not be sold, advertised, marketed or promoted on websites or on any other platform controlled by the Non-Rights Holders;
  • The JESC Material and Rehearsal Content as well as the JESC or EBU trademarks shall not be used so as to suggest an endorsement and/or a partnership with the EBU and/or the JESC;
  • Non Rights holders and Accredited Press using JESC Material and/or Rehearsal Content (hereafter "They") represent to the EBU that, in respect of rights in all musical works and sound recordings which are used in the JESC Material and/or the Rehearsal Content, They have appropriate licence agreements or arrangements with, and be liable for and pay all fees due to, the appropriate music collecting societies, organizations or similar bodies to enable them to exercise the use authorised by these Rules. For the avoidance of doubt, They shall have for sole liability to clear those rights as are normally controlled by a performing rights collective administration society, or similar performing rights music collecting societies. By using JESC Material/ Rehearsal Content, They acknowledge and agree that They shall hold the EBU, the Host Broadcaster, the Rights Holders harmless and fully indemnified against any claim arising out from any use made in breach of the present Rules and shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless all the Rights Holders, the EBU and the Host Broadcaster) from and against and loss, damages, costs and expenses arising out such claims.

5. Applicable law

The present Rules are submitted to Swiss Law

6. Definitions

  • Accredited Press shall mean journalists and representatives of media outlets (including representatives of international fan community outlets) who have been accredited at the event and granted a “P pass”.
  • Broadcast shall mean the distribution or transmission of audio and/or audio-visual programmes for reception on a television receiver, computer monitor, mobile device, radio or other devices now known or hereafter devised.
  • EVN Members shall mean those broadcasters which are Members of the EBU and which participate in, the Eurovision News Exchange (EVN/EVS).   Host Broadcaster shall mean the EBU Member entrusted with the organisation and production of the JESC, which for 2018 shall be BTRC (National State Teleradiocompany of the Republic of Belarus).
  • Internet means the on-line global communications matrix which interconnects, using TCP/IP protocol and/or related protocols, individual computers and/or computer networks.
  • JESC shall mean the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
  • JESC Material shall mean the Show, the Jury Rehearsal and the Opening Ceremony Material.
  • Jury Rehearsal shall mean the second dress rehearsal due to take place on the afternoon preceding the live Show and during which the national juries shall vote.
  • News Agencies shall mean media organisation whose primary business or only business is the reporting and syndicating of news worldwide and which participate the Eurovision News Exchange (i.e. those whom the EBU has an on-going contractual relationship at the time of the Show).
  • News Bulletins shall mean daily regularly-scheduled general news programmes in which the main feature of such programme is news.
  • Non-Rights Holders shall mean any broadcaster and/or any media organisation (including for the avoidance of doubt any EVN Member which is not a Rights Holder or News Agencies) which do not hold any audiovisual media rights in the ESC.
  • On-Demand shall mean the set-up whereby individual users may choose the time and the place of reception through access to the signal of their choice made available for that purpose on an electronic database.
  • Opening Ceremony Material shall mean the recording and filming of the arrival of the artists and delegations on the Opening Ceremony of the JESC which is due to be held on the Sunday evening.
  • Participating Broadcasters shall mean the EBU Members participating actively in the ESC (i.e. those broadcasters entering a contestant in the ESC).
  • Radio shall mean a linear audio only transmission service on any type of radio system by any technical means (including transmission or re-transmission by satellite, wire, fibre or cable systems or any other system of telecommunication.
  • Rehearsal Content shall mean the content filmed during rehearsals by authorised Accredited Press in accordance with the rules hereunder.
  • Rights Holders shall mean those broadcasters which have been granted a licence to broadcast the Show by the EBU or authorised to broadcast the JESC Material by the EBU (including the Participating Broadcasters).
  • Show shall mean the live signal of the television show which shall be held, produced and transmitted 25 November in Belarus, at Minsk.
  • Social Media Platforms shall mean any web- or IP-based platform, administered and branded by a third-party, enabling communication to the public of content by its end-users; this covers platforms that require registration of end-users and a log-in process prior to use [e.g. Facebook].
  • Television shall mean the Broadcast of a linear audiovisual programming for simultaneous reception by the public, in private or public places, by any technical means in whatever technical standard for reception and display on any type of device, irrespective of the mode of financing of the service (such as free of charge or against payment). Notwithstanding the foregoing and for the avoidance of doubt, Television shall specifically exclude, without limitation, Internet, video downloading, video streaming, computer network exhibition, Mobile Platform exhibition, home video, future media and Radio.
  • Venue shall mean all the premises of the venue where the JESC will be held.
  • Websites shall mean fully owned websites or websites under the editorial control of the Non-Right Holder.