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Details of Treaty No.171
|Title||Protocol amending the European Convention on Transfrontier Television (*)|
|Opening of the treaty||Strasbourg, 01/10/1998 - (*) Since its entry into force, this Protocol forms an integrant part of ETS 132 and is closed to legal acts.|
|Entry into Force||01/03/2002 - Acceptance by the Parties to Treaty ETS 132.|
The Convention (ETS No. 132) is aimed at strengthening the free exchange of information and ideas, by encouraging the transfrontier circulation of television programme services on the basis of commonly-agreed basic standards (taste and decency, advertising and sponsorship, broadcasting of a majority proportion of European works, etc.).
The Convention was negotiated in parallel with the European Community’s Directive on "Television without Frontiers". Following the substantial revision of the "Television without Frontiers" Directive, it had become necessary, to maintain coherence between the directive and the convention in the interest of legal certainty of both States and transfrontier broadcasters, to re-align the Convention with the directive.
The main areas covered by the amending Protocol are :
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