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Deliberation n° 2017-20 relating to the conditions of contribution of the television services diffusing of the sporting programs to the fight against doping and the protection of the people practitioner of the physical-activities and sporting

Publication date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017


The Superior council of the audio-visual one,

Considering the law n° 86-1067 of the modified September 30th, 1986 relating to the freedom of communication, in particular its article 20-3;

After having deliberated on it,

Decide:

The law n° 2012-158 of February 1st, 2012 aiming at reinforcing the ethics of the sport and the rights of the sportsmen modified article 20-3 of the law n° 86-1067 of September 30th, 1986 relating to the freedom of communication which lays out from now on that: “ The television services which diffuse sporting programs contribute to the fight against doping and the protection of the people practitioner of the physical-activities and sporting by diffusing programs relative on these subjects. The Superior council of audio-visual fixes the conditions for application of this article “.

After having carried out a cycle of hearings of the institutions in charge of the prevention and the fight against doping and the defense of sporting ethics, like of the whole of the editors of television services diffusing of the sporting programs, the Council adopted on June 26th, 2012 a deliberation which lays down the methods of diffusion by the TV channels of the programs relating to the fight against the doping and the protection of the people practitioner of the physical-activities and sporting.

Four years after the adoption of this deliberation, the Council started a reflection in order to make some evolve certain provisions with the aim of better still satisfy the goals of public policy pursued by the law n° 2012-158 of February 1st, 2012

For this purpose, it carried out in May and June 2016 a cycle of hearings of the representatives of the public authorities, editors of television services (devoted or not to the sport, but which diffuses sporting programs) and actors of the sporting world. A broad conciliation meeting was then arranged on December 6th, 2016 with for objectives making it possible to the editors of television to better include the public health issues and to release from the consensual proposals between the various recipients. 

The present deliberation has the aim of specifying the methods of diffusion of the programs concerning the fight against the doping and the protection of the people practitioner of the physical-activities and sporting.

 Article 1st. - Field of application

The deliberation is applicable to the whole of the national services and buildings of television, free and paying, which diffuse sporting programs (sporting retransmissions, sporting and documentary magazines sporting in particular).

Article 2. - Methods of the contribution

Each editor contributes to the fight against doping and the protection of the people practitioner of the physical-activities and sporting, by diffusing each year of the programs relative on these subjects and by treating at least once each one of these sets of themes. 

The topics or one two minutes minimum duration sequences are regarded as programs within the meaning of the present deliberation.

The editor takes care that one of these programs at least was never diffused on its antenna.

These programs must be diffused between 7 a.m. and midnight, with varied schedules.

The programs relating to the promotion of the fight against doping must inform on the cases and practices of doping, but also accompany these reports by a lighting on the means of fight while communicating in particular on the actions conducted by the public authorities as the French Agency of fight against doping, the sporting movement or the qualified administrations.

The programs relating to the protection of the people practitioner of the physical-activities and sporting must be of teaching and preventive nature as for the consequences of the doping conduits and doping in terms ethical, medical, physiological, psychological and social. They are based on the training medical, legal, sociological and technical.

The editor takes care to tackle the related questions with the problems of doping and the protection of the people practitioner of the physical-activities and sporting:

  • in the professional practices;
  • in the practices amateur, academic and school of the sport;

The editor sensitizes the whole of the public and diversifies, as far as possible, the formats and the kinds of programs promoting the fight against the doping and the protection of the people practitioner of the physical-activities and sporting. These programs can be:

  • newspapers of general or sporting information;
  • magazines of plate or images; - documentaries;
  • short programs;
  • televisual or cinematographic fiction;
  • works of animation;
  • emissions of entertainment.

The editor adapts his contribution to the categories of public aimed by his programs, in terms of ages (adult, adolescent, children). It particularly takes care to treat the sets of themes within the framework of programs bound for the young public, centered on the promotion of the sports and the transmission of educational values, while insisting on the compliance with the rules (of the game, of the referee, etc) and by developing the physical teacher and driving role. This contribution can be diffused within the framework of a common campaign. This one would have authority to be diffused during one period ensuring the best impact like the return to school to him.

The editor endeavours to place at the disposal his programs treating of the sets of themes on his platform of television of correction and to relay his contribution on his communications tools institutional and general public, in particular the websites and the publications intended for the subscribers as regards TV channels paying.

The CSA invites the groups to ensure the circulation of the programs between the editors whom they control and which are fixed with the present deliberation.  

Article 3. - Implementation of the contribution and follow-up of the execution

The editor communicates each year with the Council, in his report on the conditions for implementation of his obligations and commitments for the preceding exercise, an assessment of his contribution to the fight against doping and the protection of the people practitioner of the physical-activities and sporting.

On a purely derogatory basis, the first assessment (that of the year 2017) will relate to the period of application as from the coming into effect of this deliberation.

Article 4. - Final provisions

The present deliberation will come into effect on June 1st, 2017 .

The deliberation n° 2012-26 of June 26th, 2012 relating to the conditions of contribution of the television services diffusing of the sporting programs to the fight against doping and the protection of the people practitioner of the physical-activities and sporting will be repealed at the same date.

The Council will proceed to an assessment of application of this deliberation after two full exercises according to its coming into effect.

The present deliberation will be published in the Journal officiel de la République française .

Fact in Paris, on May 17th, 2017. 
 
For the Superior council of the audio-visual one: 
The president, 
O. Schrameck