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 his 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 […]
AER, together with 11 trade associations, co-signs a joint letter calling the European Data Protection Board for GDPR flexibility for cookie walls. The letter, drafted at the initiative of FEDMA – the Federation of European Direct and Interactive Marketing – follows up on the latest updates of the EDPB guidelines on consent 05/2020 in May […]
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”. The Digital Strategy of the European Commission […]
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 […]