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; 2012, 166. no; 2013, 40, 46, 61, 87 no) the following amendments: 1. in article 19: the sixth part expressed as follows: "(6) the electronic media, which retransmitted television programs through cable tv, distributed in Latvia provides the public electronic media television program supply to all cable subscribers in question in the same way. This program for distribution to the relevant public electronic communications networks relay permission is not required. The public electronic media retransmission of television programmes to the provision of the electronic media feature does not collect a fee from the public electronic media, which it retransmitted, whereas the public electronic media, whose programmes are not retransmitted collect a fee from the electronic media, which its programs retransmitted. "; to supplement the article with 6.1 and 6.2 part as follows: "(61) in the electronic media, which retransmitted television programs through cable tv, ensure Latvia commercial distributed national electronic media television program all of the relevant supply cable subscribers without using the terrestrial technical means, the end user is available free of charge, unless the commercial national electronic media feature for your program does not require retransmission fees. If the national commercial media feature does not require the payment of a fee for the retransmission of their programs, such programs for distribution to the public in electronic communication networks for the retransmission of the permission is not required. The following commercial national electronic media retransmission of television programmes to the provision of the electronic media feature does not collect a fee from commercial national electronic media, which it retransmitted. (62) the commercial national electronic media ensure equal and non-discriminatory rules for the retransmission of electronic media, which it retransmitted or rebroadcasting of yet. " off the seventh part. 2. Supplement article 60 the first part with a 14.1 point as follows: "141) approved end-users free ground broadcasting digitally distributable television program list. Criteria for electronic media program for the inclusion of end users free ground broadcasting digitally distributable television program in the list determines the electronic media sector development national strategy; ". 3. in article 71: make the second paragraph as follows: "(2) the public order implements public electronic media. A separate programme or the programming according to the digital media sector in national strategy the national electronic media Council tender can put other electronic media, if the total cost amount of these electronic media public order with the calendar year concerned does not exceed 15 per cent of public service assigned to implement the features. Electronic media feature constantly provides separate transmission and financial records are part of the program, which was created within the public service, and part of the program, which is not created within the public order. " Add to the second sentence of the fourth subparagraph with the words "except for the fifth subparagraph of this article, the event referred to"; to supplement the article with a fifth by the following: "(5) If a network, in which the free distribution of television programmes with the ground transmitters, free television program, the national electronic media Council of public order within the tendering on free television programs. Organizing the competition, priority shall be given to those applicants that will ensure that at least 20 percent of the weekly transmission time will take European audiovisual works originally created in Latvian language. On the implementation of the public service contract is concluded for a period not exceeding three economic years. The national electronic media competition Council rules may provide that it shall each year, in consultation with the electronic media, and subject to the conditions in question and the nature of the order set out in the public order rules, tender review public order, establish and approve the electronic media broadcast or a part of the annual plan or program that is created within the public service. The national electronic media Council decision on the approval of the tender results appeal shall not suspend its activity. " 4. transitional provisions: exclude paragraph 20; Replace in paragraph 24 the numbers and the words "31 December 2013" with numbers and the words "31 December 2014"; transitional provisions be supplemented with 25 and 26 as follows: "this law, Amendment 25 on article 19 of the sixth part of the expression in the new version, article 19 replenishment with part 6.1 and 6.2, as well as the amendment of article 19 of the seventh part of the exclusion shall enter into force on January 1, 2014. 26. The national electronic media Council to 31 December 2013 shall adopt this law article 60, first paragraph, of the decision referred to in paragraph 14.1, 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 the law in 2013. on 21 November. The President of the Parliament instead of the President's Āboltiņ 2013 in Riga on November 29.

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