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 response to the consultation on the Digital Services Act

BACKGROUND Radio content is a mix of music, news, entertainment and talk. It is still today the most widely consumed medium worldwide1. Commercial radio stations are accessible to a wide variety of listeners on a local and national level. As content creators and trustworthy news providers, they are unique companions to Europeans who constantly identify […]

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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 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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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 Position on Consumer Credit Directive (CCD)

8 April 2019 – AER’S COMMENTS ON THE REVIEW OF THE CONSUMER CREDIT DIRECTIVE (CCD) ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Advertising is already regulated by strict rules set at EU and national level, usefully complemented by self-regulation. Commercially funded radio depends almost 100% on advertising: adding advertising restrictions equates to fewer and poorer free-to-air programmes. Warning messages in radio […]

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World Radio Day, February 13th, 2019: radio’s power of dialogue, tolerance and peace / Journée Mondiale de la Radio, 13 février 2019: la radio en tant que vecteur de dialogue, tolérance et paix

PRESS RELEASE / COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE   EN WORLD RADIO DAY, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2019 – Dialogue, tolerance and peace Every February 13th, the Association of European Radios (AER), representing more than 4500 commercially funded radios from all across Europe, celebrates radio as the medium reaching the widest audience in the world. This year, World Radio […]

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