Statement by ACT, AER, ABBRO, VÖP and VAUNET on the Audiovisual and Media Action Plan (MAAP)

The undersigned broadcasting associations have warmly welcomed the Action Plan for Media and Audio-visual announced by Commissioner Breton during his parliamentary hearing in 2019. He later recognised “the need for a holistic approach for the sector, that encompasses the regulatory framework and financial instruments, including the MEDIA programme”[1]. The Digital Strategy of the European Commission[2] […]

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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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AER special bulletin – 10th edition – Radios and COVID19 – 17 June 2020

INITIATIVES AT NATIONAL LEVEL CROATIAHRF – HRVATSKI RADIJSKI FORUM 3rd HRF Academy: the success story of radio targeting young generationsThe Croatian Radio Forum Association started back its training programme, with the 3rd HRF Academy held on June 10th. The topic of the 3rd HRF Academy was youth-format radio stations with programmes targeted to young audiences, […]

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AER special bulletin – 7th edition – Radios and COVID19 – 28 April 2020

INITIATIVES AT NATIONAL LEVEL FINLANDRADIOMEDIA Podcast Research 2020: Awareness and listening continue to growAccording to a recent survey by RadioMedia, popularity of audio continues to grow with a continued rise in podcast listening alongside radio listening. The survey, commissioned by Norstat in February 2020 on a sample of 1043 surveyed participants aged 15-64, reported that […]

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AER special bulletin – 6th edition – Radios and COVID19 – 21 April 2020

INITIATIVES AT NATIONAL LEVEL BELGIUMUBA asks for a tax incentive on investments in Belgian mediaThe Belgian media sector reported a loss of almost 40% in advertising investments in March 2020. A recent study conducted by WFA (World Federation of Advertisers) in the last week of March 2020, also confirmed this dramatic trend: 81% of advertisers […]

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AER special bulletin – 5th edition – Radios and COVID19 – 08 April 2020

INITIATIVES AT NATIONAL LEVEL AUSTRIAVÖP – THE ASSOCIATION OF COMMERCIAL BROADCASTERS IN AUSTRIA Corona aid package to help the media sector: an important step for media diversityVÖP, the Association of Commercial Broadcasters in Austria welcomed the increase in funding for commercial broadcasters (TV & Radio) of 15 millions € in 2020approved by the National Parliament, […]

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AER special bulletin – 4th edition – Radios and COVID19 – 02 April 2020

INITIATIVES AT NATIONAL LEVEL DENMARKDANSKEMEDIER DanskeMedier calls for temporary relief package to ensure that media, as primary source of trustworthy news, does not succumb to the current crisis, and Parliament agreesDanish media is heavily impacted by the corona crisis. Drops in advertising revenue is likely to have dramatic and permanent financial consequences. Therefore, the industry […]

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