State Aid

PR(10)02: State aid: The Authority adopts new guidelines for broadband and broadcasting - 3.2.2010

The Authority has today modified its state aid rules for the public service broadcasting sector and issued new guidelines on financing of broadband projects by public authorities in the EFTA States. The new broadcasting guidelines clarify what could be included in the concept public service broadcasting and thus be financed by state aid. The new broadband guidelines explain how public authorities can support the deployment of basic broadband and Next Generation Access (NGA) networks.

PR(10)01: State aid: The Authority clears the new financing regime of NRK - 3.2.2010

The Authority has today closed its investigation into the financing regime of the Norwegian public service broadcaster NRK. This was possible following recent changes in the Norwegian broadcasting legislation and formal commitments for further amendments made by the Norwegian authorities. The new system, including a new entrustment mechanism for NRK's activities of public service nature, will be fully in place in April 2010.

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