There is no antitrust legislation specific to the media sector.
There is no merger legislation specific to the media sector.
General merger control legislation
There are specific communications detailing the criteria for assessment of State aid to the following activities:
> Public service broadcasting
Communication from the Commission on the application of State aid rules to public service broadcasting, adopted by the Commission on 2 July 2009
Official Journal C 257 of 27.10.2009, p.1 to 14. Note that only the versions published in the Official Journal of the European Union are authentic. This revised Communication replaces the 2001 Communication as of its publication in the Official Journal.
Press release - IP/09/1072, 02.07.2009
List of Commission decisions to Public service broadcasting
> Films and audiovisual production
Communication from the Commission on State aid for films and other audiovisual works, adopted by the Commission on 14 November 2013
Press release - IP/13/1074, 14.11.2013
Memo: Frequently asked questions: en
List of Commission decisions on State aid to films and other audiovisual works
See also the page on general State aid legislation.