EP:Towards a common legislative framework for audiovisual media and Internet

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The advent of Internet-connected TV poses challenges in the areas of media pluralism, protection for minors, advertising in the media and the diversity of European works. A report voted by the Culture Committee on Tuesday highlights the dangers of not having a coherent regulatory framework to meet them.

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“The progressive convergence of differing modes of media transmission demands that we update today’s rules to keep pace with technological progress. A European framework must offer solid concepts”, said rapporteur Petra Kammerevert (S&D, DE), adding that “Our common aim must be to safeguard the diversity and quality of media in Europe”.

With more than 40 million hybrid devices installed in Europe by the end of 2012, Internet-connected TV is bringing in new international players. Traditional TV and radio stations face direct competition from major on-demand video platforms or paying TV channels such as YouTubeTV. Here to read more.

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