This new benchmark gives an overview of whether national governments can advertise on linear television, outside election periods. Two aspects are covered: ‘paid political advertising’ and ‘government communication’ which refers to public service announcements (usually free of charge). The question of 'political advertising' is important since government advertising can be a significant source of revenue for broadcasters and can also be a vehicle to promote/explain governmental actions/orientations.
Our research shows a split situation between some liberal countries (such as Finland and Poland) which allow political advertising on television against a payment, and other countries (such as France and Germany) which ban paid political advertising. It also shows that in the selected countries government communication is more generally allowed than political advertising, although the distinction between the two is sometimes difficult to make.
This new benchmark has been published in the scope of our European Media service.
05 December 18
Webinar: Net neutrality: State of play in Europe
Watch the recording of this 1-hour webinar on the state of play of net neutrality in Europe, ahead of BEREC's evaluation of the net neutrality regulation and guidelines.
29 November 18
Key data on the Middle East and North Africa telecoms regulations landscape – now also covering Iraq
Cullen International published a new version of its Telecoms 'Country Profiles' for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This updated edition now also includes coverage of Iraq, in addition to the 11 MENA countries previously covered.
22 November 18
Competition policy in the digital economy
Our new 'Tracker' lists the issues being considered in the discussions about the role and boundaries of the appropriate competition policy in the digital economy in Europe, giving an overview of EU and national level initiatives taken so far (cases, studies, sector inquiries).