Details of Treaty No.132
|Title||European Convention on Transfrontier Television|
|Opening of the treaty||Strasbourg, 05/05/1989 - Treaty open for signature by the member States and by the other States Parties to the European Cultural Convention and by the European Union|
|Entry into Force||01/05/1993 - 7 Ratifications including 5 member States.|
This Convention is the first international treaty creating a legal framework for the free circulation of transfrontier television programmes in Europe, through minimum common rules, in fields such as programming, advertising, sponsorship and the protection of certain individual rights. It entrusts the transmitting States with the task of ensuring that television programme services transmitted comply with its provisions. In return, freedom of reception of programme services is guaranteed as well as the retransmission of the programme services which comply with the minimum rules of the Convention.
The Convention applies to all transfrontier programmes regardless of the technical means of transmission used (satellite, cable, terrestrial transmitters, etc.). Its main provisions cover:
A Standing Committee composed of representatives of each Party is responsible for monitoring the application of this Convention. Proceedings of conciliation and arbitration are also provided for.
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