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Salvatore Scifo <[log in to unmask]>
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Salvatore Scifo <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 26 May 2009 13:54:38 +0300
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Date:     Tue, 26 May 2009 11:23:10 +0200
From:     Otto Tremetzberger <[log in to unmask]>

Dear Colleagues,

afters 2 years of negotiating (and many more of lobbying) the Austrian  
Parliament finally passed a legislation on Community Media last week.

The legislation includes:

1) a "fund for noncommercial broadcasters (Radio, TV)" with 1 Million  
€ per year, administered by the Austrian Media Regulator RTR and financed  
from parts of the broadcasting fees;

2) a legal definition of non-commercial Radio and Television  
as specific form of broadcasting media.

###  A rough and shortened translation of the legislation follows:

Fund for the Promotion of non-commercial broadcasting:

To encourage the private noncommercial broadcasting and its contents  
the Austrian Broadcasting regulator receives RTR 1 million euros per  
year from revenues from broadcasting fees.

The fund is intended to promote the non-commercial broadcasting within  
the Austrian media landscape and its support in the provision of  
diverse and high-quality programs, which in particular contribute to  
the promotion of the Austrian Culture, the audstrian and european  
identity, the information and education of the austrian population.

Grants may be used for production costs, financial support of  
projects that lead to production or broadcasting of programmes,  
training offers, reseach, surveys.

Noncommercial broadcasters are those that are no profit-oriented, 
whose program contains no advertising and who provide open access to  
the public.

See the full German version (page 4):

Kind Regards

Otto Tremetzberger


Mag. Otto Tremetzberger, MBA

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