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EPRA Annual Work Programme 2014 adopted
posted on 24 February, 2014   (public)
EPRA Annual Work Programme 2014 adopted Further to a two-month consultation phase, the EPRA Executive Board adopted the EPRA Work programme 2014 on 14 February in London. EPRA’s annual Work Programme aims to enhance transparency for members and external stakeholders of...
European media regulators meet in Vilnius to address challenges of pluralism in the new media environment
posted on 10 October, 2013   (public)
European media regulators meet in Vilnius to address challenges of pluralism in the new media environment For the first time integrated in the programme of the EU Presidency, the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA) met in the Lithuanian capital to discuss...
Susanne Nikoltchev elected Director of the European Audiovisual Observatory
posted on 28 June, 2013   (public)
Susanne Nikoltchev elected Director of the European Audiovisual Observatory The European Audiovisual Observatory, which is an enlarged partial agreement of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg has a new Director as of the 1st of July 2013. Dr. Susanne Nikoltchev, currently...

EPRA News

EPRA convenes in Portorož for its 35th meeting
posted on 02 June, 2012   (public)
From 30 May to 1st June 2012, the Post and Electronic Communication Agency of the Republic of Slovenia (APEK) hosted the 35th EPRA meeting. During two days, about 135 representatives of 48 regulatory authorities from 45 countries and territories as well as invited experts...
35th EPRA Meeting in Portorož: detailed agenda
posted on 18 May, 2012   (public)
The 35th EPRA meeting will take place on 30 May - 1st June 2012 in Portorož, Slovenia, at the invitation of the Post and Electronic Communication Agency of the Republic of Slovenia (APEK). About 140 representatives of audiovisual regulatory authorities from over 40 countries...
EPRA-Cullen International Event on Connected TV Highlights Regulatory Challenges
posted on 08 May, 2012   (public)
A landmark EPRA and Cullen International event on the future of television and the regulatory framework required to support connected TV - where TV broadcast services come together with on-demand video and internet services on smart TVs or other devices - was held in Brussels...

Regulation News

Protection of minors on VOD: Ofcom fines Strictly Broadband Limited
posted on 10 December, 2012   (public)
On Friday 7 December 2012, Ofcom imposed a financial penalty of £60,000 (GDP) on Strictly Broadband Limited in respect of its on-demand programmes service, provided through its website, “Strictly Broadband”. Between 31 May - 1 August 2012 users of the...
Belgian CSA assesses compliance of non-linear TV services with legal obligations
posted on 03 December, 2012   (public)
On 27 November 2012, the CSA of the French speaking Community of Belgium published its assessment on how non-linear television services complied with their legal obligations in 2011. The CSA assessed how four video-on-demand services fulfilled their obligations with regard...
Access of VOD services to people with disabilities: ATVOD report
posted on 29 November, 2012   (public)
On 28 November 2012, ATVOD (the independent co-regulator for the editorial content of video on demand services in UK) published its report on the accessibility of VOD services for people with disabilities of sight or hearing. The report is based on the ATVOD's annual...