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Competition Policy
Promotion of European Cinema

The media sector, encompassing films, television broadcasting, music, publishing, and related advertising, plays a vital role in the continued advancement of information and communication technologies, as well as in the development and preservation of culture, information, education and democracy.

In recent years, the media sector has been characterised by technological convergence, with the various types of devices and networks used to deliver content to viewers becoming more and more integrated. Films, music and editorial content offered by different platforms are now available on TV screens, laptops, smartphones, and other devices running through fixed or mobile telecommunications networks. This continued technological innovation has created cross-border opportunities, led to the emergence of new business models and new business operators and, at times, posed challenges to established business practices. [ more details below ... ]