Audiovisual sector : The French Supreme Administrative Court annuls the decisions of the Higher Audiovisual Council that refused to grant authorisation for free broadcasting to two channels (LCI, Paris Première)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In two rulings of 17 June 2015, LCI (No. 384826) and Paris Première (No. 385474), the Conseil d'État made a bold reading of the fourth paragraph of Article 42-3 of Act 86-1067 of 30 September 1986 on freedom of communication, as amended by Article 27 of Act 2013-1028 of 15 November 2013 on the independence of public broadcasting. Under]the terms of this paragraph, "[Subject to compliance with Articles 1 and 3-1, the Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel may, by a reasoned decision, give its approval to a modification of the financing arrangements when it concerns the use or non-use of remuneration from users. Prior to its decision, it shall carry out an impact

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