The following selection of background reading is not necessarily a comprehensive or complete list of material, but is intended to provide further information related to convergence in the audiovisual sector.

Legislation

  • Audiovisual Media Services Directive
    Directive 2010/13/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 March 2010 on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the provision of audiovisual media services
  • Universal Service Directive
    Directive 2002/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on universal service and users' rights relating to electronic communications networks and services
  • ePrivacy Directive
    Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector
  • Proposal of General Data Protection Regulation
    COM(2012) 11 final
    Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data
  • Data Protection Directive
    Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data
  • E-commerce Directive
    Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2000 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal Market ('Directive on electronic commerce')

 

Background material

 

 Reports and Studies

  • The ICT Landscape in BRICS Countries: Brazil, India, China
    Jean Paul Simon, 9/2011
    The report describes, for each of the three countries (Brazil, India, China), its ICT sector, and gives a company level assessment. It also analyses Indian ICT R&D strategies, and assesses the innovation model. In 2010, BRIC countries accounted for 13% of global demand, with spending of about € 328 billion in ICT (EITO, 2011).
  • The Dynamics of the Media and Content Industries: A Synthesis
    Jean Paul Simon, 11/2012
    This report deals with the evolution of the media and contents sector towards a digital world. In its broad focus it explores disruptions and positive changes in the market, new interactions between legacy players and new entrants, core economic issues such as the costs structure and the mechanisms of value creation, business models, patterns of consumption and production, infrastructure, regulatory and policy issues, funding of creation and protection of creation as well as protection of consumers and competition.
  • Statistical, Ecosystems and Competitiveness Analysis of the Media and Content Industries: European Television in the New Media Landscape
    Esteve Sanz, 11/2012
    This report offers an in-depth analysis of the major cultural economic developments in the broadcasting industry, taking as the entry point the transformations related to the Internet and digitization.
  • The Digital Shift in the Media and Content Industries: Policy Brief
    Jean Paul Simon and Marc Bogdanowicz, 1/2013
    This policy brief offers a structured review of the major transformations the MCI industries have been going through. It provides some figures showing the significance of the MCI industries, follows the digital shifts and its impact and reviews the policies.
  • Statistical, ecosystems and competitiveness analysis of the media and content industries: The media and content industries. A quantitative overview
    Andra Leurdijk, Silvain de Munck, Tijs van den Broek, Arjanna van der Plas, Walter Manshanden, Elmer Rietveld, 4/2012
    This report offers a quantitative statistical approach to the Media and Content Industries (MCI). The official data sources consulted include Eurostat data for EU Member States, the OECD and national statistical offices. In addition, the report draws on a number of non-official sources. The study contains an economic profile of the Media and Content Industries for the individual EU Member States and for the US, Japan, India and China.
  • Statistical, Ecosystems and Competitiveness Analysis of the Media and Content Industries: The Film Sector
    Sophie De Vinck, Sven Lindmark, 6/2012
    This report offers an in-depth analysis of the major economic developments of the film industry. Analysis focuses on production, distribution and exhibition of feature films. The report introduces the sector and its main economic, cultural, technological and regulatory features, analyses the value network of the European film industry in a global perspective, identifying specific strengths and weaknesses, analyses how the film industry and its value network are being transformed as a result of the on-going digitalisation process and confronts the strengths and weaknesses of the European film industry and the opportunities and challenges posed by digitalisation.
Published: 
24 April 2013
Last update: 
9 May 2017
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