AER supports a multi-platform future for commercial radio: ensuring reception of terrestrial free-to-air analogue and digital broadcasting, complemented by online transmission, is crucial to maintain a healthy radio market in Europe. To this end, spectrum capacity for the sub 700 MHz band should be secured for radio, through frequency allocation decisions taken at national level, […]
Stefan Möller, President, Association of European Radio (AER) Based on the interview with the Croatian Radio Forum on World Radio Day 13 February 2021 “The world as we know is changing. The worldwide crisis did speed up the ongoing development. Radio adapted well during the crisis even though commercial radio took a heavy hit from […]
AER is looking for an experienced and highly motivated EU Policy Manager who can drive AER advocacy activities, build trusted and long-lasting partnerships with key EU stakeholders, promote AER positions and influence key EU dossiers in the fields of media, advertising, digital and competition, copyright, spectrum. Main responsibilities: Under the Secretary General direction and the […]
On December 7, 2020, The Finnish Parliament approved the reform of the Electronic Communications Services Act and related laws. The amendment to the Vehicle Act secures the possibility for Finns to listen to domestic FM radio channels in the car also in the future. The position of FM radio in new cars in Finland will […]
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 […]
We, at AER, welcome the timely publication of the public consultation on the New Competition Tool (NCT) as we believe it can address the current underlying issues of EU Competition law in the digital world. Read AER’s submission here.
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.
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 […]
AER submits its response to the Digital Services Act consultation and calls the European Commission to consider the adoption of a meaningful ex ante regulatory framework to address the growing dominance of large online platforms. Read AER’s submission here and the executive summary of its position here.
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 […]