Amendments To The Electronic Media Law

Original Language Title: Grozījumi Elektronisko plašsaziņas līdzekļu likumā

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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: the law of electronic media to make the electronic media Act (Latvian journal 2010, nr. 118, 103, 144; 2011. no) the following amendments: 1. Add to article 1, paragraph 28 of the third sentence by the following: "for the retransmission of television programmes should not be considered as terrestrial broadcast digitally securing of article 72 of this law sixth sense;". 2. Add to article 72 of the sixth and seventh paragraph as follows: "(6) the approved economic operator is obliged to provide free of charge to end users of electronic media-made television programmes broadcast on the land, which included the national electronic media Council approved end-users free distributable programs list. Criteria for electronic media program for the inclusion of end users free distributable programs list determines the electronic media sector in the national strategy. (7) in the sixth paragraph of this article, the decision adopted in accordance with the administrative procedure law. Appeal shall not suspend the decision action. Be published in the Official Gazette of the "journal" of Latvia. " 3. To supplement the transitional rules 19 and 20 with the following: "19. From 31 March 2013 31 December 2013 article 19 of this law the conditions referred to in the sixth subparagraph shall not apply with respect to commercial electronic media national television program the supply cable subscribers. 20. This law amendment on article 1, paragraph 28 of the supplement to the third sentence and the amendment of article 72 of the supplement to the sixth and seventh subparagraph shall enter into force on January 1, 2013. The national electronic media Council until 2012 December 31, provides the digital media sector in compliance with the national strategy for these amendments and the requirements laid down 31 December 2013 shall be adopted by the sixth part of article 72 of the decision approving the end-users free distributable program list. Until the date of entry into force of the decision to end users for free distributable programs list is determined according to the transitional provisions referred to in point 6 of the Cabinet of Ministers regulations. " The law shall enter into force on the day following its promulgation. The Parliament adopted Act 2012 October 4. The President a. Smith in 2012 on October 19.

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