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Czech Republic: Regulatory Authorities

The Council for Radio and Television Broadcasting (RRTV) in the Czech Republic

The Council for Radio and Television Broadcasting (RRTV) is the body responsible for the regulation of broadcasting in the Czech Republic. The function and responsibilities of the RRTV are set out in the Broadcasting Act of 2001.

It is the central State administration body, which performs administration in the area of radio and television broadcasting, and in the area of audio-visual media services on request provided under Act No. 132/2010 Coll. It supervises on adherence to and development of plurality of the program offers and information in the area of broadcasting and taken over broadcasting, and attends to contentual independence of broadcasting and taken over broadcasting.

RRTV supervises on observance of legal regulations in the area of broadcasting and conditions stipulated in the decision on granting a license or in decision on registration; grants, changes, and withdraws licenses for broadcasting operation; issues, changes, and cancel decision about registration for operation of taken over broadcasting; and keeps a record of broadcasting operators and operators of taken over broadcasting.

It monitors content of radio and television broadcasting, advises the broadcasting operators and operators of taken over broadcasting on infringement of their duties stipulated by Act No. 231/2001 Coll., or conditions of granted license, and schedules a term to them for remedy and imposes sanctions.

Further details of the remit of the Council are available here.

Council for Radio and Television Broadcasting
Skretova 44/6, 120 00 Prague 2, Czech Republic
Tel: 274 813 830, 226 236 000, 226 236 001
Fax: 274 810 885
Email: info@rrtv.cz

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