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Mapping of licensing systems for audiovisual media services in EU-28 (2018)

European Audiovisual Observatory
Format : Paper
978-92-871-8747-5
Type of document :
Book
Format :
Paper
Language :
English
Size :
A4
Number of pages :
392
European Audiovisual Observatory
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The objective of this research is to provide both a mapping and a description of licensing and related systems for audiovisual media services (hereinafter AVMS) in the European Union as well as to realise a comparative analysis on the functioning of these various systems.

The different systems that have been put in place by the member states for the licensing and registration/notification of AVMS, both linear and non-linear, usually provide important information to determine which member state holds jurisdiction over AVMS and to avoid/resolve negative or positive conflicts of competence in case of unclear connection criteria for determining jurisdiction. Even though recital 20 of the AVMS Directive provides that “no provision of this Directive should require or encourage Member States to impose new systems of licensing or administrative authorisation on any type of audiovisual media service”, these systems often provide regulatory authorities with detailed information regarding market actors and market conditions in the audiovisual media sector, which is essential to monitor and ensure compliance with the Directive provisions.
1. Executive summary
1.1. Project Objective
1.2. Key Findings
2. Methodology
3. Comparative analysis
3.1. Applicable systems
3.2. Functioning of the applicable systems
3.3. Application to public audiovisual media service providers
3.4. Application to private (commercial) audiovisual media service providers
3.5. Application to regional/local service providers
3.6. Application to community/non-profit service providers
3.7. Licence fee
3.8. Media ownership and concentration
3.9. Management of the licence and notification
3.10. Future amendments to the regulatory framework
4. National summaries
4.1. AT – Austria – National Summary
4.2. BE – Belgium (French Community) – National Summary
4.3. BE – Belgium (Flemish Community) – National Summary
4.4. BG – Bulgaria – National Summary
4.5. CY – Cyprus – National Summary
4.6. CZ – Czech Republic – National Summary
4.7. DE – Germany – National Summary
4.8. DK – Denmark – National Summary
4.9. EE – Estonia – National Summary
4.10. ES – Spain – National Summary
4.11. FI – Finland – National Summary
4.12. FR – France – National Summary
4.12.3. Application to public audiovisual media service providers
4.13. GB – United Kingdom – National Summary
4.14. GR – Greece – National Summary
4.15. HR – Croatia – National Summary
4.16. HU – Hungary – National Summary
4.17. IE – Ireland – National
4.18. IT – Italy – National Summary
4.19. LT – Lithuania – National Summary
4.20. LU – Luxembourg – National Summary
4.21. LV – Latvia – National Summary
4.22. MT – Malta – National Summary
4.23. NL – Netherlands – National
4.24. PL – Poland – National Summary
4.25. PT – Portugal – National Summary
4.26. RO – Romania – National Summary
4.27. SE – Sweden – National Summary
4.28. SI – Slovenia – National Summary
4.29. SK – Slovakia – National Summary
Glossary


Tables
Table 1. Summary of the applicable systems and categories 
Table 2. Systems applied in the member states 
Table 3. Categories of licensing system applied in the member states 
Table 4. Application of a notification system in the member states 
Table 5. Categories of public service systems applied in the member states 
Table 6. Competent authority for granting access to the market to non-public AVMS and for ensuring compliance with their obligations 
Table 7. Summary of the most frequent licensing and related systems 
Table 8. Access to market by public service providers 
Table 9. Access to market by private service providers
Table 10. Summary of licence fee regimes by member state 
Table 11. Application of transparency of media ownership and media concentration rules in the member states 
Table 12. Duration of the licence in the member states 
Table 13. Practice of the member states regarding AVMS targeting different audiences Table 14. Applicable systems 
Table 15. Functioning of the applicable systems
Table 16. Access to market by public service providers 
Table 17. Access to market by private service providers 
Table 18. Main issues regarding media ownership and concentration 
Table 19. Main procedural aspects regarding the management of the licence
Table 20. Applicable systems 
Table 21. Functioning of the applicable systems
Table 22. Access to market by public service providers 
Table 23. Access to market by private service providers 
Table 24. Access to market by regional/local service providers 
Table 25. Main issues regarding media ownership and concentration 
Table 26. Main issues regarding the management of the licence
Table 27. Applicable systems 
Table 28. Functioning of the applicable systems
Table 29. Access to market by public service providers
Table 30. Access to market by private service providers 
Table 31. Access to market by regional/local service providers 
Table 32. Access to market by community service providers 
Table 33. Main issues regarding media ownership and concentration 
Table 34. Main issues regarding the management of the licence 
Table 35. Applicable systems 
Table 36. Functioning of the applicable systems
Table 37. Access to market by public service providers 
Table 38. Access to market by private service providers 
Table 39. Main issues regarding media ownership and concentration 
Table 40. Main issues regarding the management of the licence 
Table 41. Applicable systems 
Table 42. Functioning of the applicable systems
Table 43. Access to market by public service providers
Table 44. Access to market by private service providers 
Table 45. Main issues regarding media ownership and concentration
Table 46. Main issues regarding the management of the licence
Table 47. Applicable systems 
Table 48. Functioning of the applicable systems
Table 49. Access to market by public service providers
Table 50. Access to market by private service providers 
Table 51. Main issues regarding media ownership and concentration 
Table 52. Main issues regarding the management of the licence 
Table 53. Applicable systems 
Table 54. Functioning of the applicable systems
Table 55. Access to market by public service providers 
Table 56. Access to market by private service providers 
Table 57. Main issues regarding media ownership and concentration
Table 58. Main issues regarding the management of the licence
Table 59. Applicable systems