The Council of State approves media law

The Council of State has approved proposed media legislation, which would allow for the introduction of new services, such as HDTV and DVB-H, on the terrestrial television platform. The proposed media law also calls for the regional switch-off of analogue television starting in March 2008 and ending on 30 November 2011. Currently, the broadcast regulator CSA is putting together a roadmap for analogue switch-off.
The next step in the process is that the proposed media legislation will need to be approved by the National Assembly this autumn.
Source: AFP and Télé Satellite
Item added: 1st August 2006