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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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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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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AER special bulletin – 11th edition – Radios and COVID19 – 16 July 2020

In cooperation with AIR  Asociación Internacional de Radiodifusión/IAB International Association of Broadcasting INITIATIVES AT NATIONAL LEVEL AROUND THE WORLD BRAZILSpecial credit lines for broadcastersThe Banco do Nordeste (BNB), which has an agreement with the Cearense Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters (ACERT) to modernize the technology park for radio broadcast and the migration from AM to […]

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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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