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See detailRTL-TVi et Club RTL peuvent-ils être diffusés en Belgique sans l’autorisation du CSA belge ? Ou comment contourner une législation nationale grâce à la directive « Télévisions sans frontières ».
Sibony, Anne-Lise ULg; Piront, Cathy ULg

in Revue de Jurisprudence de Liège, Mons et Bruxelles (2010), (2010/3), 102-120

TVi was fined to 500 000 € by the Belgian Media regulator for broadcasting RTL-TVi et Club-RTL in Belgium without authorization. Under Belgian law, this seems understandable but not so in connection with ... [more ▼]

TVi was fined to 500 000 € by the Belgian Media regulator for broadcasting RTL-TVi et Club-RTL in Belgium without authorization. Under Belgian law, this seems understandable but not so in connection with the directive "Television Without Borders". Indeed, this directive aims to ensure the free provision of broadcasting services within the internal market and provides for mutual recognition of authorizations delivered in other member states. In this case, Tvi had already obtained an authorization from the Luxemburg authorities. Therefore, the highest Belgian administrative court ruled that the requirement of a second authorization in Belgium impedes the freedom of reception and retransmission ensured in the European Union. [less ▲]

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