Commercial radio reacts to the publication of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and Digital Services Act (DSA) proposals

Brussels, 15 December 2020// Commercial radio broadcasters from across Europe have welcomed the European Commission’s ambition to set strong rules for regulating large online tech platforms. The proposals for a Digital Markets Act (DMA) and Digital Services Act (DSA) represent a significant step towards making the online world safer and fairer environment, for consumers and for businesses.  

The Association of European Radios (AER), the trade body representing the interests of over 5,000 commercial radio stations, has been feeding into the Commission’s process and is advocating to ensure commercial radio’s priorities are at the heart of the European policymakers’ efforts.

Stefan Möller, President of AER, said:

This is a really important moment for the future of radio and audio. It provides an opportunity to secure free and easy access to radio content in an online world. But it also highlights the risks to radio if online gatekeepers become too powerful”.

He continues “We look forward to continuing our dialogue with the EU Institutions on the DSA and DMA, to help create a framework that means radio can continue to support media plurality and improve social cohesion through the promotion of shared cultural and democratic values.”

Read AER full statement on the publication of Digital Markets Act (DMA) and a Digital Services Act (DSA) proposals here.