The European Audiovisual Observatory has announced the release of an IRIS special report entitled “Audiovisual Media Services without Frontiers: Implementing the Rules.” This IRIS report is the result of a high level workshop on “Implementing the Regulation of Transfrontier Audiovisual Media Services” held in Strasbourg, France, in April, 2006. The workshop was organized jointly by the European Audiovisual Observatory, the Institute of European Media Law (EMR), and the Institute for Information Law (IViR). It was also supported by the European Commission, the Council of Europe, and the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA).
This report starts by offering an extremely timely review of the history of the parallel regulation of television broadcasting provided by the two main legal instruments in this field: the European Union’s TVwF Directive (Television Without Frontiers) and the Council of Europe’s ECTT (European Convention on Transfrontier Television). The second part of this report looks at implementing the existing regulations applicable to transfrontier broadcasting. This new publication then goes on to analyze advertising rules and the difficulties in monitoring broadcasters’ adherence to these rules. The fourth part of this report deals with the task of protecting human rights and cultural values in the context of regulating cross border broadcasting. The last chapter provides an overview of discussions held during the abovementioned workshop in Strasbourg.
This study is available in French, English, and German. If you would like to order a copy, visit the European Audiovisual Observatory website by clicking here.