FAS EXPERT COUNCIL ON COMMUNICATIONS DISCUSSED ONLINE DISSEMINATION OF TV- AND RADIO PROGRAMMES

09-10-2019 | 17:36

The participants conciliated their position on a number of issues

 

On 4 October 2019, FAS held an Expert Council on Communications to discuss dissemination of TV- and radio channels 1 and 2 multiplexes on the internet, particularly, No. 759960-7 Federal Law “On amendments to some legislative acts of the Russian Federation in the part of the specifics of disseminating national  must-carry public TV-channels, as well as TV channels а that have the right for  digital  terrestrial broadcasting using position in  multiplexes all over Russia, through an information-and-telecommunications network, including the internet.

 

Representatives of broadcasters, communications operators, ОТТ-services, industry association, executive bodes took part in the event.

 

The draft law generated hot discussions:

 

“The participants expressed opposite points of view about the need for the draft Law and the consequences of applying it. FAS preliminary position was based considering a draft negative opinion of the Government of the Russian Federation prepared by the Ministry of Communications – FAS approved a draft official opinion”, saidDeputy Head of FAS Anatoly Golomolzin.

 

He added that “for full, comprehensive review and evaluation of the consequences for the market, it was decided to discuss the draft Law at the Expert Council, where all stakeholders were invited. The discussion at the Expert Council provided an insight into the expected mechanism of market performance”.

 

“In some sense we fixed approximating the positions of the event participants from unconditional rejection to discussing the consequences for various actors. All participants were unanimous with regard to non-applicability of the antimonopoly law to the authorized body that will be formed – there should be no exemptions from the Law “On Protection of Competition” for particular entities”, commented Deputy Head of FAS.

 



Site Map

News & Events Press Releases Media Releases Image Library About the FAS Russia What We Do General Information Mission, Goals, Values Priority Setting Institutional Memory Stakeholders Engagement Center for Education and Methodics Our History Our Structure Powers of Head and Deputy Heads Our Ratings GCR Using our website International Cooperation Treaties & Agreements International Working Groups Working Group on Research of Competition Issues in the Market of International Telecommunications (Roaming) Meetings Working Group for Studying Competition Problems in the Pharmaceutical Sector Concept Note Meetings OECD Competition Committee OECD meetings 2013 OECD meetings 2014 OECD meetings 2015 OECD meetings 2016 OECD meetings 2017 OECD meetings 2018 FAS Annual Reports OECD-GVH RCC RCC Newsletter ICAP Council on Advertising Headquarters for Joint Investigations UNCTAD 13th session IGE UNCTAD Resolution Russian contributions 14th session IGE UNCTAD Resolution Russian contributions 15th session IGE UNCTAD 16th session IGE UNCTAD 17th session IGE UNCTAD EEU Model Law on Competition ICN BRICS WG (Markets of Social Importance) EU APEC Competition Policy and Law Group Annual meetings Projects ERRA Full Members Organizational Structure Archive Working Group on Investigating Issues on Pricing in the Oil and Oil Product Markets and Methods of their Functioning Meetings Document Library Legislation Reports & Analytics Cases & decisions Contacts Give feedback Contact us Links Authorities Worldwide