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Digital 29-05-2007

EU agrees to allow TV product placement

A new redraft of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive - formerly known as the Television Without Frontiers Directive - has found mutual agreement with the European Parliament, Council and Commission.
Digital 14-12-2006

Parliament votes for US-style TV ads

The Parliament has adopted changes to EU television rules, allowing for more advertising breaks and product placement. 
Languages & Culture 13-11-2006

Presidency clashes with consumers on ad rules

Television advertising rules that the Finnish Presidency proposed to the Culture Council are much more lenient than first proposed, bringing accusations from consumer advocates that the Council is trying to circumvent the Parliament.
Digital 29-05-2006

Internet providers and movie industry team up for film online

A number of major industry players, including broadcasters, telecom operators and holders of copyrights, signed a Commission-inspired charter for promoting the online distribution of films.
Digital 18-04-2006

Industry opposes online content regulation

An industry alliance bringing together internet service providers, telecom operators, content providers and hardware makers attacks Commission plans to bring some online content under a regulatory scheme initially created for TV.
Digital 29-03-2006

TV regulation is becoming a cross-border issue

Following the classification of an Arabian media network as a terrorist organisation by the US, EU television regulators agreed to co-operate more closely in order to keep hate speech off European TV channels. 
Digital 09-03-2006

Mobile TV will drive IT market, Reding says

Information Society Commissioner Viviane Reding has predicted that television on mobile devices will be the next big thing in consumer electronics.
Digital 30-01-2006

Co-Regulation Measures in the EU Media Sector

This study, commissioned by DG Infsoc from the Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research in Hamburg, and the Institute of European Media Law in Saarbrücken, (Germany)  aims at providing a complete picture of co-regulatory measures taken to date in the media sector in all 25 EU Member States and in three non-EU-countries, as well as of the research already done in this field.
Digital 21-12-2005

Survey: TV remains main information source

For most Europeans, TV remains the most important information source, a survey finds. Newspapers and radio remain important, and the internet is an emerging medium, especially with younger people.
Digital 14-12-2005

Commission recommends authorising TV product placement

The Commission proposes applying the provisions of the Television without Frontiers (TVWF) Directive to certain internet-based services. At the same time, regulations on advertising and product placement will be partially lifted.
Languages & Culture 12-10-2005

European TV getting dumber and dumber, study says

A hard-hitting report by the Open Society Institute criticises dumbing down and trivialisation of TV content throughout Europe, as a result of ineffective regulation and insufficient funding of high-quality public service TV.