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Television without frontiers

The concept of Television without Frontiers is based on the free movement of European television programmes within the internal market and on the introduction of broadcasting quotas (the requirement that television channels reserve over half of their broadcasting time for European works).

The Television without Frontiers (TWF) Directive is the cornerstone of audiovisual policy in the European Community. It aims to safeguard certain important public interest objectives, such as cultural diversity, protection of minors (measures against programmes of a violent or pornographic nature) and the right of reply.

The purpose of the "Audiovisual media services" Directive is to revise the " Television without frontiers " (TVWF) Directive adopted in 1989. The aim is to achieve a modern, flexible and simplified framework for audiovisual media content.


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