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On-Demand Services and the Material Scope of the AVMSD: IRIS Plus report
posted on 07 June, 2016   (public)
On-Demand Services and the Material Scope of the AVMSD: IRIS Plus report Against the background of the proposal for an updated Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) presented on the 25 May 2016 by the European Commission, a new free to download report on “...
CNMC to host the 10th MNRA Technical Commission Meeting on 1st July in Madrid
posted on 03 June, 2016   (public)
CNMC to host the 10th MNRA Technical Commission Meeting on 1st July in Madrid The 10th MNRA Technical Commission Meeting will be held in Madrid (Spain), on 1st July 2016. Under the current MNRA Vice-presidency – CNMC (the Spanish National Commission for Markets and...
Access to TV platforms: EAO report for the European Commission
posted on 27 May, 2016   (public)
Access to TV platforms: EAO report for the European Commission In April 2016, the European Audiovisual Observatory published a report based on its work carried out in 2015  for the DG COMM of the European Commission, which looks at the way in which national systems...
A new Chairperson for the Bulgarian Council for Electronic Media
posted on 25 May, 2016   (public)
A new Chairperson for the Bulgarian Council for Electronic Media Further to a recent decision of the Board of the Council of 9 May 2016, Ms. Maria Stoyanova has been appointed as the new Chairperson of the Bulgarian Council for Electronic Media (CEM) for a term of 6 years...
Bosnia and Herzegovina: CRA's Director General officially appointed
posted on 28 April, 2016   (public)
Bosnia and Herzegovina: CRA's Director General officially appointed After a years-long standstill, the Director General of the Communications Regulatory Agency (CRA), the convergent regulatory authority in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has officially been appointed. On 26...
2016 Guide of Digital Channels in France
posted on 21 April, 2016   (public)
2016 Guide of Digital Channels in France The fourteenth edition of the Guide on Digital Channels was published in April 2016 by the French broadcasting regulator CSA, the DGMIC (Directorate General of Media and Cultural Industries of the Ministry of Culture and...
Media Literacy: Ofcom's reports on Media Use and Attitudes towards Media
posted on 21 April, 2016   (public)
Media Literacy: Ofcom's reports on Media Use and Attitudes towards Media On 21 April 2016, Ofcom has published two research reports on how people use, understand and relate to different media in the UK. The first report, Adults’ Media Use and Attitudes, provides...
Legal Jurisdiction in Defamation Proceedings: ECtHR rules in Arlewin v. Sweden Case
posted on 15 April, 2016   (public)
Legal Jurisdiction in Defamation Proceedings: ECtHR rules in Arlewin v. Sweden Case On 1 March 2016, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) found Sweden in breach for having denied access to a court to a person who wanted to bring defamation proceedings in his country of...
SSR-SRG Swisscom Ringier advertising joint venture: OFCOM and DETEC Decisions
posted on 13 April, 2016   (public)
SSR-SRG, Swisscom, Ringier advertising joint venture: OFCOM and DETEC Decisions The Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) and the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) have examined the SSR-SRG's participation in the ...
Television Access Services: Ofcom's final report for 2015
posted on 08 April, 2016   (public)
Television Access Services: Ofcom's final report for 2015 Under the Communications Act 2003, television broadcasters are required to deliver a certain proportion of their programmes with subtitles, signing and audio description to ensure those with hearing and visual...
French administrative court overrules CSA's decision to withdraw Numéro 23 licence
posted on 06 April, 2016   (public)
French administrative court overrules CSA's decision to withdraw Numéro 23 licence On 30 March 2016, the French "Conseil d'Etat" (the highest administrative jurisdiction in France) decided to invalidate the sanction imposed by the French CSA (Conseil...
Archiving Community Media online: CMDS report highlights best practices
posted on 05 April, 2016   (public)
Archiving Community Media online: CMDS Report highlights best practices The Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) has issued a research report, authored by Joost van Beek with contributions from Kate Coyer, which explores some of the challenges, obstacles, opportunities...
Public Service News and Digital Media, a new report by the Reuters Institute
posted on 01 April, 2016   (public)
Public Service News and Digital Media, a new report by the Reuters Institute The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford has published a new comparative report entitled "Public Service News and Digital Media" on 29 March 2016. The...
Helena Mandić appointed Chair of the Council of Europe’s MSI-MED
posted on 01 April, 2016   (public)
Helena Mandić appointed Chair of the Council of Europe’s MSI-MED The first meeting of the Committee of experts on media pluralism and transparency of media ownership (MSI-MED) took place on 22-23 of March 2016 in Strasbourg. On this occasion, Helena Mandić, EPRA...
Assessing Media Pluralism in Europe: MPM2015 results published
posted on 31 March, 2016   (public)
Assessing Media Pluralism in Europe: MPM2015 results published On 30 March 2016, the European University Institute's Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) in Florence published the outcome of the application of the MPM2015, assessing media pluralism in...
New members for the Council of the AEM in Montenegro
posted on 14 March, 2016   (public)
New members for the Council of the AEM in Montenegro Further to a recent decision of the Parliament, three new members were recently appointed in the Agency for Electronic Media of Montenegro for terms of five years at a time. The Agency for Electronic Media is an...
AVMSD REFIT: Background research published
posted on 10 March, 2016   (public)
AVMSD REFIT: Background research published The European Commission (DG CONNECT) has published, on 4 March 2016, several studies it had commissioned in order to prepare the revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD). The main topics which are subject to...
Product Placement - Landmark German decision in "Pickup" case
posted on 07 March, 2016   (public)
Product Placement - Landmark German decision in "Pick up" case The Lower Saxony media regulator NLM objected to the product placement of the "Leibniz Pick up" chocolate biscuit made in 2014 in a sequence of the TV series "Ich bin ein Star –...
CoE launches Freedom of expression Website
posted on 24 February, 2016   (public)
CoE launches Freedom of expression Website The Media and Internet governance Division of the Council of Europe has  launched its new Freedom of expression website on 23 February 2016. The new site brings together previously separated websites (Media, Internet...
Incitement to hatred: Croatian AEM temporarily suspends local TV licence
posted on 11 February, 2016   (public)
Incitement to hatred: Croatian AEM temporarily suspends local TV licence On 22 January 2016, the Council of the Electronic Media Agency, the Croatian broadcasting regulator, temporarily suspended the license of the Zagreb-based local television channel Z1 televizija d.o.o....
Council of Europe issues network neutrality guidelines to protect freedom of expression and privacy
posted on 22 January, 2016   (public)
Council of Europe issues network neutrality guidelines to protect freedom of expression and privacy The Council of Europe called on European states to safeguard the principle of network neutrality in the development of national legal frameworks in order to ensure the...
A New Chair for the German DLM
posted on 21 January, 2016   (public)
A New Chair for the German DLM Under their regime of rotating responsibilities in a bi-annual rhythm, Siegfried Schneider, President of the Bavarian regulatory authority (BLM), took over the chair of the Conference of Directors ("Direktorenkonferenz der...
Ofcom consults on Section Three (Crime) of the Broadcasting Code
posted on 20 January, 2016   (public)
Ofcom consults on Section Three (Crime) of the Broadcasting Code On 13 January 2016, Ofcom, the UK Communications Regulator, published a Consultation on Section Three of the Broadcasting Code (“Crime”). This section of the Code deals with: “material...
New Online Media case - ECJ judgement
posted on 13 January, 2016   (public)
New Online Media case - ECJ judgement In June 2014 the Austrian Supreme Court of Administration had requested a preliminary ruling from the European Court of Justice further to an appeal against a decision by the Austrian regulator KommAustria which had qualified the...
10th edition of Ofcom's International Communications Market Report
posted on 16 December, 2015   (public)
10th edition of Ofcom's International Communications Market Report On 10 December 2015, Ofcom, the converged regulator in the UK, published its tenth International Communications Market Report which provides comparative international data on the communications sector on...
Challenging prospects for regional television
posted on 09 December, 2015   (public)
Challenging Prospects for regional television In view of a future reorganization of public service media, the Swiss audiovisual regulator OFCOM has commissioned the experts Marc Janssen and Jean-François Furnémont from the Wagner-Hatfield consultancy bureau to...
Ofcom concludes its work on the measurement framework for media plurality
posted on 02 December, 2015   (public)
Ofcom concludes its work on the measurement framework for media plurality On 5 November 2015, Ofcom published its advice to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the Measurement framework for media plurality it had been asked to develop in 2011 in order to...
Public Service Media Remit in 40 European Countries: free IRIS Bonus report
posted on 17 November, 2015   (public)
Public Service Media Remit in 40 European Countries: free IRIS Bonus report A free working tool, developed in collaboration with the EBU and intended inter alia to accompany the reading of the IRIS Special on “Public service activities online: remit and...
Deployment of mobile services on 700 MHz band: end of the auctions in France
posted on 16 November, 2015   (public)
Deployment of mobile services on the 700 MHz band: end of the auctions in France On 16 November 2015, ARCEP (the French regulator of the electronic and postal communications) has started the auctions for the 700 MHz band. The four major French operators have submitted...
"Let's choose what we watch" - National campaign launched by Agency for Electronic Media and UNICEF Office in Croatia
by Anja Jelavić (AEM - HR) posted on 12 November, 2015   (public)
"Let's choose what we watch" - National campaign launched by Agency for Electronic Media and UNICEF Office in Croatia "Let's choose what we watch" is a national campaign by the Agency for Electronic Media (AEM) and UNICEF, which aims to raise...

Archived Regulation News

Parliament Resolution on Public Service Broadcasting in the digital era
posted on 25 November, 2010   (public)
On 25 November, the European Parliament adopted a resolution entitled Public service broadcasting in the digital era: the future of the dual system, based on a report prepared by Ivo Belet (EPP, BE). The resolution was adopted in Plenary session by 522 votes to 22 with 62...