Some countries are increasingly concerned that investment by broadcasters in children programming (and its level of quality) is declining over the years.
Children’s TV viewing is rapidly reducing, while children are increasingly accessing content on user-generated platforms.
Some member states are taking action to ensure that broadcasters create innovative programmes able to reach young audiences, and as a long term-investment, to ensure that these young audiences continue to value their brands.
Our new benchmark provides an overview in the selected member states of broadcasters’ obligations to promote programmes or channels aimed at children/youngsters.
Public service broadcasters are in most countries subject to stricter obligations but in some countries, commercial broadcasters are also subject to specific obligations.
This is an area of current regulatory focus in the UK and in Italy. In Italy, AGCOM is about to adopt quotas for children’s programmes for all channels. In the UK, no quotas will be set but PSBs are under pressure to increase their provision of children content.
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).