ANNOUNCEMENT 25 Jun 2013In June 2013, the government of Ecuador announced a change in the required local operations to serve domestic customers.
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Government of Ecuador (2013) LEY ORGANICA DE COMUNICACION.
On 25 June 2013, the government of Ecuador imposed new limits on the audio-visual sector through the modifications introduced in the context of the Ley Orgánica de Comunicación.
Under the new law, Ecuadorian media tois obliged to allocate minimum 60% of television programming to locally-produced content. The programming quota includes 10% of total programming which has to be from "independent" producers. Should the volume of local independent productions not be sufficient, the law allows that "ibero-american" productions substitute for the shortfall.
Furthermore, the legal modifications state that at least 50% of the music aired by radio broadcsters has to be of local origin.
Under the new law, a production is considered "local" if at least 80% of its costs go to Ecuadorian staff and service contracts.