Television Without Frontiers?

Television Without Frontiers?

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The draft Audiovisual Media Services (AMS) Directive, published in December 2005, was met with some alarm. It sought to extend the existing 'Television without Frontiers' Directive to new services which were seen to be competing for audience and revenue. In doing so it would have introduced inappropriate regulation on the new media sector. There have now been some changes to the original draft and a tightening of the definition of qtelevision likeq services. Although an improvement, the Committee is concerned that there is still not enough legal certainty. They are also worried about the need to defend the 'Country of Origin' approach to single market legislation and reject the idea that regulators should act to preserve the market dominance of existing players from new entrants. They are also unconvinced of the need for any quantitative restriction on advertising.One is to reform the legislative framework for television services and the second is. in your words, to extend television to ... IPTV. delivering linear television channels, the same ones that are available very often on cable or on satellite or overanbsp;...

Title:Television Without Frontiers?
Author:Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords. European Union Committee
Publisher:The Stationery Office - 2007-02-05


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