Arcom launches the decision for purposes for the reallocation of fifteen frequencies, together with these of C8 and CNews | EUROtoday

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Will the French audiovisual panorama have the identical look on the finish of 2025 because it does immediately? In one yr to the day, the present broadcasting authorization obtainable to C8, W9, TMC, TFX, NRJ12, LCI and Paris Première will expire, earlier than that of Canal+ on June 5, 2025, then these of BFM-TV, CNews , CStar, Gulli, Canal+ Sport, Canal+ Cinéma and Planète +, on August 31, 2025. With this in thoughts, the Audiovisual and Digital Communication Regulatory Authority (Arcom) launched, on Wednesday February 28, the decision for purposes in with a view to allocating frequencies for the broadcasting of nationwide DTT channels for the approaching years – ten at most.

Never because the launch of digital terrestrial tv (DTT) in 2005 has the regulator had so many information to look at on the similar time. Never, a fortiori, has the stress on the shoulders of Roch-Olivier Maistre and his advisors been so nice, because the repeated controversies round C8 and CNews have made the difficulty explosive.

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It can be to forestall it from being examined by personalities unfamiliar with the historical past of the conditions that the President of the Authority wished to resolve it by the top of the yr, his mandate and that of two different members ending in the beginning of 2025. The hearings of the contenders, who should request the phrases of submission of their candidacy earlier than May 7 and submit their file on the fifteenth, will happen in June and July; the brand new agreements shall be negotiated within the fall, and the fortunate winners will finally be chosen.

Around thirty selections

To determine to grant its inexperienced gentle, Arcom has all the time made it clear that it’s going to consider the information in gentle of the “pluralism and the public interest” that they’ll current. Other standards are added, together with that of respect by the providers of their conventions, these texts which commit them to numerous obligations (pluralism of data and socio-cultural currents of expression, help for creation, measures taken in societal issues and public safety, and so on.) in change at no cost use of frequencies, property of the State. Former tradition minister Rima Abdul Malak paid the worth of an unlimited smear marketing campaign just a little over a yr in the past for recalling this straightforward rule of the sport.

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However, lately, C8 has obtained round thirty reproachful selections from Arcom, to the purpose of getting to pay a report positive of three.5 million euros after the episode of insults to MP La France insoumise (LFI) from Val-de-Marne Louis Boyard on the set of “Touche pas à mon poste!” “. Also referred to as to order a number of occasions, CNews was sanctioned, in January, with a positive of fifty,000 euros for failure to adjust to the obligations of honesty and rigor within the processing of data famous in a broadcast of Christine Kelly.

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