Olivier Schrameck

CSA boss opposes reintroduction of advertising on pubcaster

Olivier Schrameck, the chief executive of French media regulator the CSA, has expressed his opposition to any return of advertising on public broadcaster France Télévisions’ main channel after 20:00. Speaking to Le Monde newspaper, Schrameck said that public service broadcasting had a specific role to play and that the introduction of advertising would have a […]

Conseil d’État rejects claims of partiality in CSA pubcaster chief choice

France’s highest court, the Conseil d’État, has rejected a set of complaints by two unions, the DFDT and the DVE-CGC, against media regulator the CSA concerning the process by which Delphone Ernotte-Cunci was chosen as president of public broadcaster France Télévisions. The unions had alleged a number of irregularities in the process, including that the […]

French regulator looking to ease pay TV channels’ content burden

French media regulator the CSA is looking to ease the content creation obligations imposed on pay TV channels and create a more level playing field with international SVoD providers, according to CEO Olivier Schrameck.  Schrameck told a meeting organised by channel providers association ACCeS that linear pay TV services and SVoD services were increasingly competing […]

CSA names new members, outlines goals

French media regulator the CSA has named Nicolas Curien and Nathalie Sonnac as members of its council. Curien was nominated by the French Senate and Sonnac by the National Assembly. Curien will work on spectrum issues this year, alongside Nicolas About. His responsibilities will also include digital audiovisual services and distribution, where he will work […]

Schrameck named first president of European regulators group

Olivier Schrameck, the president of French audiovisual media regulator the CSA, has been elected as first president of the European Regulator Group for Audiovisual Media Services, the Europe-wide regulators group recently set up by the European Commission to advise it on how to implement its Audiovisual Media Services Directive. The new group will enable European […]

French Senate mulls changes to media regulation

The French Senate is currently considering wide-ranging changes to the regulatory regime for audiovisual media in the country. Under the plan being considered, the power to nominate the chief executives of France’s public media organisations – France Télévisions, Radio France and France Médias Monde – will pass from the French president to media regulator the […]