*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. – EC Comm, 16 July 2008, Capital injection for France Télévisions - France, case N 279/2008 The causes of the measure: the announcement of the abolition of advertising on public channels This announcement by the President of the French Republic on 8 January 2008 had an immediate impact on the financing of France Télévisions' activities, as it significantly reduced its advertising revenues. The initial announcement was followed by the launch of a broader project to define the future outlines of the public service obligations of the public channels and to define a new economic model for public television. The new methods of financing of the France Télévisions
CASE COMMENT : STATE AID - PUBLIC BROADCASTERS - FINANCING OF FRANCE TELEVISION
Art. 86.2 EC: The European Commission authorises a capital injection of € 150 M under Arti. 86.2 EC (France Télévisions)
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