AER Statement on Radioplayer

AER Statement on Radioplayer ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— A small but growing proportion of radio listening is now on internet connected devices. Radio needs to provide the best possible experience for listeners on these devices to help secure its future. Radioplayer provides an important way of achieving this. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— 1.     Radio’s online presence is vital for its future […]

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AER conference focusses on radio’s adaptability in the digital world

AER held its annual conference at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday 9th of October to gather relevant stakeholders from the European institutions, the media and tech ecosystem, to discuss radio’s adaptability to the digital world and some of the critical issues facing radio and audio across Europe. The audio landscape has been changing […]

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Corinna Drumm is the new Vice-President of AER

Corinna Drumm, Managing Director of the Association of Commercial Broadcasters in Austria (VÖP), was unanimously elected Vice-President at AER’s General Assembly on Wednesday 9th of October. Corinna Drumm has been a member of the AER Executive Committee since 2012. Stefan Möller, President of AER and CEO of Radiomedia Finland welcomed AER Members’ decision and said: […]

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AER Policy

AER Policy – conveying radios’ points to the EU Institutions AER promotes and defends the interests of commercial radios to the EU Institutions by taking part in discussions involving stakeholders in the EU legislative process. It provides EU legislators with positions papers and answers public consultations to showcase the industry realities and safeguard a healthy […]

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The Future of Radio is Multi-Platform: Radios need access to 5G for Broadcasting

The Future of Radio is Multi-Platform: Radios need access to 5G for Broadcasting ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— AER continues to support a multi-platform future for radio: ensuring reception of terrestrial free to air analogue and digital broadcasting, complemented by IP, is crucial to maintain a healthy radio market in Europe. Multi-standard solutions – which allows the listener to […]

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Matt Payton is the new Secretary General of AER – London, 12 June 2019

The Association of European Radios (AER) today elected at its extraordinary General Assembly, Matt Payton (Radiocentre, UK) as new AER Secretary General, and Daniela Beaujean (VAUNET, Germany) as new Executive Board Member. Matt Payton takes over from Julia Maier-Hauff (VAUNET, Germany) who is leaving VAUNET to head for new challenges. As Secretary General, he will […]

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AER Position on Consumer Credit Directive (CCD)

8 April 2019 – AER’S COMMENTS ON THE REVIEW OF THE CONSUMER CREDIT DIRECTIVE (CCD) ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Advertising is already regulated by strict rules set at EU and national level, usefully complemented by self-regulation. Commercially funded radio depends almost 100% on advertising: adding advertising restrictions equates to fewer and poorer free-to-air programmes. Warning messages in radio […]

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