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EU calls on Dutch govt to ensure independence of ACM

Monday 29 April 2013 | 00:12 CET | News
The European Commission has sent a reasoned opinion to the Dutch government, calling on it to ensure its telecom regulator retains its full independence, in regards to television broadcasting transmission. The EU believes that current Dutch regulations are hindering the full freedom of the ACM by regulating the market in two ways. In the first case, broadcasters subject to "must-carry obligations" are forced to offer for resale their television programmes, as well as the transmission service that carries them, at wholesale level at cost-oriented prices. The second provision obliges the ACM to

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: ACM / European Commission
Countries: Netherlands
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