Media Regulation

Broadcasting and other media, including simulcasting and webcasting on Internet protocol networks, are subject to regulation, not just to ensure fair competition among operators, but often also to facilitate the cross-border delivery of content, to harmonise advertising practices and pursue public policy objectives, e.g. the protection of minors, religious or racial minorities, etc.

One important element of media regulation may involve minimum funding obligations with respect to indigenous production and local content quotas. FIA closely monitors developments in this field, with a view to promoting balanced measures fostering quality content, employment opportunities and cultural diversity on all media.