*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In a QPC decision of 23 March 2016, the Constitutional Council ruled on the financing of the distribution of local public-initiative audiovisual services. Under French law, the costs of broadcasting and transporting audiovisual services intended for local life must be borne by the distributor. This is provided for in Article 34-2 of a law of 30 September 1986 in its wording resulting from another law of 5 March 2009: "Any distributor of services via a network other than a satellite network not using frequencies assigned by the Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel shall make available to its subscribers local public-initiative services intended for information
CASE COMMENTS: PUBLIC ACTIONS – FREEDOM OF TRADE - CONTRACTUAL FREEDOM
Audiovisual media service distributors: The French Constitutional Court declares valid a provision charging audiovisual media services distributors with diffusion costs and transportation of local public initiative services costs (Iliad)
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