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Two candidates in the running

Response to ALIA’s call for tenders for transmission network 2

Two applications were received by the deadline of 7 June 2019 following the call for tenders issued by the Luxembourg Independent Media Authority (ALIA) for the allocation of a regional radio station

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ALIA recruits its Managing Director

Applications should be submitted to the Authority by 31 May 2019

The Luxembourg Independent Media Authority is launching a call for applications for a new Managing Director. The successful candidate, who should have a Master’s-level degree, will be responsible…

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On the morning of 2 May, as part of the investigation by the Luxembourg Independent Media Authority into RTL Lëtzebuerg’s refusal to broadcast political messages in French over its airwaves

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The media campaign for the European elections on 26 May 2019 is the first to take place under the aegis of the Luxembourg Independent Media Authority. Working closely with the parties that will…

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Call for tenders for a regional radio station

Applications should be submitted to ALIA by 7 June 2019

Today the Luxembourg Independent Media Authority (ALIA) issued a public call for tenders for a regional radio station (transmission network). Transmission network 2 has remained unused since the…

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A wide range of initiatives

First European Media Literacy Week

At this first edition of European Media Literacy Week, which will be held from 18 to 22 March 2019, a variety of events are planned both in Brussels and at local level across the European Union. The…

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Appointments to the ALIA Board of Directors

Marc Glesener becomes a new member

On 17 January 2019, Marc Glesener joined the Board of Directors of the Luxembourg Independent Media Authority (ALIA) for a five-year term. The former journalist and editor-in-chief of the Luxemburger

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The website of the Luxembourg Independent Media Authority (ALIA) is now also available in English. This initiative reflects a growing demand from both media industry professionals and…

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Four new local stations

A dedicated country music station will contribute to the diversity of radio programming in Luxembourg

Five applications were received by the deadline of 30 March 2018 following the call for tenders issued by the Luxembourg Independent Media Authority (ALIA) for the allocation of eleven frequencies…

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Call for tenders for local radio stations

Applications should be submitted to ALIA by 30 March 2018

ALIA has been contacted on a number of occasions by individuals who have expressed an interest in running a local radio station in Luxembourg. Following an amendment to the Grand-Ducal Regulation of…

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Monitoring of programmes shown on RTL TVi, Club RTL and Plug RTL

ALIA will continue to perform its statutory duties and to deal with any complaints concerning the RTL Belux channels.

The Luxembourg Independent Media Authority (ALIA) has learned from the press that the CSA (the regulatory authority for the French Community of Belgium) recently announced in a press release that it…

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Age ratings for films in Luxembourg

ALIA now publishes the age ratings for all films released in cinemas in Luxembourg

A database compiled by ALIA indicating the age ratings of all films released in cinemas in Luxembourg since the beginning of 2017 is now available to the public. The list can be downloaded from the…

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ALIA reprimands Den Nol op de Kapp

The Authority criticises manipulative editing of audio and images

On 12 January 2017, the Luxembourg Independent Media Authority (ALIA) issued a reprimand against a report broadcast during the programme Den Nol op de Kapp on the channel RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg . In…

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TopStar Radio awarded network 2

The German-language station was selected ahead of AirFM 24 and 7FM

At its meeting on 29 September 2016, the Board of Directors of the Luxembourg Independent Media Authority (ALIA) decided to award transmission network 2 to the bid from TopStar Radio. After the close

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A game changer

ALIA implements a platform to monitor programmes

A new media solution will enable the Luxembourg Independent Media Authority (ALIA) to monitor television and radio services under its supervision more effectively. With this platform, the staff at…

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Three candidates in the running

Second call for tenders issued by ALIA for transmission network 2

Three applications were received by the deadline of 8 July 2016 following the call for tenders issued by the Luxembourg Independent Media Authority (ALIA) for the allocation of a regional radio…

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ALIA reissues its call for tenders for a regional radio station

Applications should be submitted to the Authority by 8 July 2016

In March 2016, the Luxembourg Independent Media Authority (ALIA) issued a public call for tenders for a regional radio station (transmission network). Although the call remained open for two months

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Although the popularity of reality and talent shows is constantly on the rise, these formats are also highly controversial, especially when they involve teenagers and appear to promote alcohol abuse…

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Paving the way for a reform of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive

The European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA) is determined to strengthen protection for minors

A specialist ERGA working group has expressed concern that young people today have such easy access to potentially harmful audiovisual content. In its report to the European Commission in connection…

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On 11 January 2016, ERGA (the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services) published a statement in which the regulators call on all European Union Member States to safeguard media…

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ALIA delivers its opinion on the plan to amend the shareholder structure of s.a. Radiolux

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Product placement in the spotlight

The European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA) met recently in Nuremberg

The European audiovisual regulatory framework is set to be overhauled in the near future. The information was confirmed by the European Commission representative in Nuremberg at the 42nd meeting of…

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Presentation of ALIA to the public

The Authority holds its first press conference

On 13 October 2015, ALIA invited the Luxembourg press to its premises to look back on its first 18 months of work as Luxembourg’s independent media regulatory authority. The Authority was set up on

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In its decision of 8 September 2015, the ALIA Board of Directors held that the programme broadcast on Eldoradio on 5 July 2015 about the “Rock-a-Field” music festival was in breach of legal…

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ALIA is online!

Welcome to the website of the Luxembourg Independent Media Authority

The ALIA website contains a wealth of information about the Authority’s tasks, areas of action, decisions and opinions. It will report on any developments in the field of audiovisual media…

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ALIA issues a reprimand against RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg

The Authority concluded that the “Schueberfouer” programme was in breach of a number of rules in the area of advertising

In its decision of 1 July 2015, the ALIA Board of Directors held that RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg had failed to ensure the integrity of programmes, given the lack of separation between editorial content…

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ALIA’s missions

An overview

The Luxembourg Independent Media Authority (ALIA), a public administrative institution, was set up on 1 December 2013. It monitors the content of licensed television and radio services in Luxembourg…

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