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TV channels diffused by other networks

Legal mode applicable to the TV channels, apart from the DVB

Chains diffused by other networks (DOA)

The televisions and the radios diffused by the networks not using the frequencies assigned by CSA (cable, satellite, ADSL, Internet, telephony, etc) also enter his field of competence (convention or declaration).

French televisions

The services of television and radio which wish to be diffused or distributed by a network not using frequencies assigned by CSA (cable, satellite, ADSL, Internet, telephony, etc) are subjected to the mode of conventionnement by the Council or the declaration near him.

The services of radio and television whose annual budget is respectively lower than 75,000 € and with 150,000 € are exempted of convention and are subjected to the declaratory mode. The television services devoted to information on the local life are, for their part, the object of a particular procedure of conventionality.

Moreover, the conventionality is not necessary if the service consists of the integral and simultaneous recovery:

  • of a chain or a public radio,
  • of a chain or a radio operator recipient of a hertzian authorization, except if the recovery causes to make pass the population of the zone served by a television service local to more than 10 million inhabitants.

The commitments appearing in convention relate to in particular publicity, sponsorship, the production and the diffusion of audio-visual and cinematographic works. Conventions of the services devoted to information on the local life contain particular obligations.

To help you to present your declaration or your request for conventionality, there exists directions for use and the service of televisions, within the direction of the audio-visual operators, is also at your disposal (Tel. : 01 40 58 37 28)

Procedure of conventionality or declaration of a TV channel

Collection of the principal legal texts applicable to the declared television services

 

European or extra-community televisions

The law n° 2006-64 of January 23rd, 2006 relating to the fight against terrorism and bearing various provisions relating to the security and frontier controls removes any formality preliminary for the diffusion of the extra-community chains falling within the competence of France like for the chains concerned with another Member State Community European or part to the agreement on European economic space.

The extra-community chains falling within the competence of France pursuant to its article 43-4 and 43-5 remain subjected to the obligations resulting from the law n° 86-1067 of September 30th, 1986 relating to the freedom of communication, and the control of the Superior council of the audio-visual one, which can in particular use in their connection the procedures envisaged in articles 42,42-1 and 42-10.

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