AVMSD Refit or Reform? Audio Visual Media Services in the Digital Era

Paper I-Com

This paper was carried out in the framework of the european activities of i-Com and intends to analyse the key points of the proposed revision of the Audio visual Media Services directive by the european Commission. The study inspects the strengths and weaknesses of the proposals, and makes some policy recommendations towards a regulatory scenario which will possibly consider the different stakeholders’ positions. The first part aims at examining the audiovisual media landscape in Europe focusing on how it is changing due to technological and market developments and media convergence. The second part aims at exploring the proposal of the european Commission for amending directive 2010/13/EU with a view to assessing the impact that it may have on the Italian legal order.