In response to the changing landscape of the audiovisual broadcasting sector - particularly with content increasingly being created and distributed online across borders - the European Commission felt it would be useful to create a system to ensure closer and more regular cooperation between the Commission and the independent regulatory bodies in the member states. On 3 February, the Commission officially established a European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services. This group will gather managers or high-level representatives from these bodies and essentially advise the Commission on how to implement Directive 2010/13/EU on audiovisual media services (AMS). The group will also allow for an exchange of experiences and good practice.

The group will hold its inaugural meeting on 4 March and elect its chairman for the first 12 months. Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes stressed the importance of...

To continue reading

Request your trial

VLEX uses login cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience. If you click on 'Accept' or continue browsing this site we consider that you accept our cookie policy. ACCEPT