VAUNET is the leading organisation for commercial audiovisual media in Germany. Formerly named VPRT (Association of Commercial Broadcasters and Audiovisual Services), with its headquarters in Berlin and an office in Brussels, it has been operating under the name VAUNET – German Media Association since 21 May 2018. The diverse business activities pursued by its approximately 150 members range from TV and radio to internet and streaming offerings.

The Association’s work focuses on convergent development in the markets for audiovisual media and plays an active role in shaping the relevant parameters at both a national and European level. The aim of the trade association is to create acceptance for the political and economic concerns of audiovisual media enterprises and raise awareness of the major sociopolitical and cultural significance of this industry in the digital age.