Private and Public broadcasters united against the negative impacts of global online platforms on Europe’s democracies, cultural diversity and media plurality

Ahead of the publication of new legislation addressing the responsibilities of global online platforms, AER together with European broadcasting associations representing thousands of public and commercial media outlets and radio and TV sales houses, speak out together for the adoption of meaningful EU laws reflecting the impact global online platforms have on democracy, investment in European […]

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Make culture central in the EU Recovery – Open letter from the CCS

Following the initiative of Culture Action Europe, AER, together with over 100 pan-European cultural and creative sector’s associations, co-signs a joint letter calling the European Commission as well as Heads of State and Government, Ministers for European Affairs and Ministers for Culture, to protect culture as part of the coronavirus recovery plans and dedicate at […]

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AER comments on the European Commission’s consumer IoT sector inquiry

A small but growing proportion of radio listening is now on internet connected devices, smart speakers or dashboards integrated into connected cars, often accessed through voice assistant technology. Commercial radio’s quality content remains more relevant than ever for the use of such smart devices, and the challenges it faces should not undermine its viability or […]

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AER’s perspective on the public consultation on the EU’s New Consumer Agenda

We, at AER, welcome the opportunity to give input to the consultation on the new Consumer Agenda, and in particular on the Review of the Consumer Credit Directive (CCD). Read AER’s additional response to the public consultation here.  AER’s previous feedback on the Roadmap on Consumer Credit Directive can be found here.

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RHF

Radio Holding Fortuna – is the largest radio broadcasting company in Georgia. It owns the four most popular national radio stations: Fortuna, Fortuna Plus, Ar Daidardo and Avtoradio. The first radio station – Fortuna – was founded jointly in 1997 by Guram Chigogidze, Georgia and Metromedia International Inc, USA. Now the company, which belongs solely […]

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AER views on the consultation on the new European Democracy Action Plan

Commercial radio provides significant social and public value. Radio reaches large audiences for long periods of time with a mix of music, news, entertainment and talks; an input that is highly-valued by audiences with radio found to be the most trusted medium in Europe. Given its influential role toward public opinion, radio is tightly regulated […]

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Bauer Media Audio

Bauer Media Group is transforming from a publishing house into an international multi-business company, operating in over a dozen markets spanning several industries. Bauer Media Group is currently organised into four Business Areas: Publishing, Audio, Online Comparison Platforms, and SME Services. Bauer Media Audio is Europe’s leading commercial radio broadcaster and audio operator. Reaching over 26 million listeners daily, Bauer […]

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AER Feedback on the Roadmap on Consumer Credit Directive

Commercial radio is funded almost entirely by advertising, enabling it to remain free-to-air and free-to access to millions of listeners. It relies on its advertising business model to be present on every platform, including online, enabling it to create content and innovate. Unnecessary restrictions on advertising should be avoided. Studies show long terms and conditions […]

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