Belgium - Regulation and Spectrum - History

24.03.2010

Broadcasting legislation in Belgium differs between the Flemish, French and German speaking communities. Licences will be granted to programme providers only in the French community, licenses in the Flemish community will, most likely, be granted to the multiplex operator and may have restrictions. Simulcasting is permitted within both French and Flemish communities and there are no specific rules or conditions governing this. There is also no legislation governing advertising, sponsorship and marketing on DAB digital radio broadcasting. No information is available on plans for FM switch off or over at the present time.

08.01.2008

Broadcasting legislation in Belgium differs between the Flemish, French and German speaking communities. Licences will be granted to programme providers only in the French community, licenses in the Flemish community will, most likely, be granted to the multiplex operator and may have restrictions. Simulcasting is permitted within both French and Flemish communities and there are no specific rules or conditions governing this. There is also no legislation governing advertising, sponsorship and marketing on DAB digital radio broadcasting.