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The case of the Arte chains, LCP-AN, Public Senate

All are the chains diffused in France controlled by the CSA?

Very many chains are diffused on the French territory, that it is by the terrestrial terrestrial network (the DVB), the cable networks, satellite, ADSL or Internet. All do not concern the competence of the CSA. Thus it is chains established in another European State (Member States of the European Union, Ireland, Liechtenstein and Norway) like, in addition, of the non-European chains falling within the competence of another European State, pursuant to the technical criteria of the European directive Services of audio-visual mediums relative to their satellite diffusion on Europe.

Among the French chains, some are not subjected to the control of the CSA: it is the Arte chains and the Parliamentary chain.

Arte, Franco-German chain

The Arte chain is governed by the bearing treaty creation of the cultural chain European, signed on October 2nd, 1990 between France and Germany and come into effect on July 11th, 1992. Two shareholders, Arte France for our country and Arte Deutschland for Germany, hold each one 50% of the security company, Arte GEIE. Franco-German chain, Arte does not concern competence the regulatory authorities French or German, but the control of the only members, “ other than any intervention of public authority, including independent authorities in charge of the regulation of audio-visual in the country of the seat ” (article 1st of the treaty).

This particular status explains the reasons of the absence of descriptive obligatory youth on all the other French chains. Arte also escapes the rules defined by the CSA as regards pluralism except election time, as with the recommendations which it enacts before each electoral expiry, while at the same time it comprises programs of information, of which a daily newspaper (Arte Infos), treating French political news in particular.

The Parliamentary chain: under the control of the office of the assemblies

The Parliamentary chain diffuses the emissions of two companies of programs: National LCP-Assembly and Public Senate. Those are made up in the shape of marketing companies of private law whose capital is completely held by the parliamentary assembly to which each one of them is attached.

The two companies of programs enjoy a leading independence whose their president and their board of directors are guaranteeing.

It is under the control of the office of each assembly that the companies must respect the applicable regulation as regards TV channels sets of themes and fulfill the requirement of impartiality of the programs posed by the law.