5G Broadcast for Radio: Securing future-proof, diverse and free-of-charge radio access on all platforms and all mobile devices

———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Radio’s experience today is hybrid, with radio programs being accessible terrestrially via FM and DAB/DAB+ or via fixed or mobile broadband networks using IP streaming. 5G broadcast could enable unprecedented radio and TV consumption on mobile devices: high quality access to the full range of radio programs, anywhere, on any mobile device, at no […]

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Media sector welcomes political agreement on the Digital Markets Act

Brussels, 25 March 2022 The media sector welcomes the political agreement on the DMA proposal as a significant step towards curtailing the market dominance of gatekeeper platforms and restoring competition. A broad coalition from the European media sector, including public and commercial broadcasters, radios and the press, welcomes the provisional agreement reached yesterday evening on […]

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AER Statement on the DMA trialogue agreement

Brussels, 25 March 2022 The Association of European Radios (AER) welcomes the outcome of the trialogue negotiations and the agreement reached by the EU institutions on the Digital Markets Act (DMA). We welcome the political vision shown by the policy makers and the significant steps taken to tackle unfair conduct by online gatekeepers that harms […]

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Joint Industry Statement by European Media Associations on the DSA trialogue negotiations

Download the joint statement here and the annex here.   BRUSSELS, 14 February 2022 As the Digital Services Act (DSA) reaches its final phase, Europe’s media sector reaches out to the negotiating teams with the aim of ensuring that our activities can not only survive, but thrive online. As online platforms have become important gateways […]

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Celebrating “Radio and Trust” on WORLD RADIO DAY

The 11th edition of UNESCO’s World Radio Day celebrates on February 13th, more than a century of radio and how radio continues to be one of the most trusted and consumed media worldwide. The 2022 theme is “Radio and Trust”. Radio has always been easily accessible anywhere to everyone, has been innovating and adapting with changing […]

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The Digital Services Act must safeguard freedom of expression online

Download the PDF here Imagine a world where platforms can censor negative news about themselves, where they can make arbitrary adjustments to their terms and conditions to block or remove news stories and real debate between citizens online is curtailed. This is what could happen if platforms are not obliged to respect European fundamental rights […]

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AER response to the public consultation on the Radio Spectrum Policy Group draft Work Programme for 2022 and beyond

  The Association of European Radios – AER – is the Europe-wide trade body for commercial radio, representing the interests of companies operating over 5,000 commercial radio stations to the EU Institutions. AER promotes the development of commercially-funded radio broadcasting in Europe, by ensuring a fair and sustainable economic framework for radio so it can […]

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European Parliament’s DMA vote paves the way for a future-forward media sector

Download the PDF here   Brussels, 15 December 2021 A broad coalition from the European media sector, including public and commercial broadcasters, radios and the press, applauds the European Parliament’s vote on the Digital Markets Act (“DMA”). The agreement reached by the European Parliament reflects the political vision required to preserve a diverse, vivid and […]

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