ANNOUNCEMENT 25 Jun 2013

In June 2013, the government of Ecuador announced a change in the required local operations to serve domestic customers.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Government of Ecuador (2013) LEY ORGANICA DE COMUNICACION.

http://www.supercom.gob.ec/sites/default/files/document/Ley_Organica_Comunicacion.pdf


Inception date: 25 Jun 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Local operations

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.

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