The Minister of Culture, Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, announces the opening of a support mechanism for terrestrial broadcasting of local television and radio services affected by the health crisis.
The Government wished to introduce an exceptional measure of support for publishers of local television services and terrestrial radio services whose revenues, notably advertising, were affected by the health crisis.

After several months of exchanges with the European Commission, the scheme was included in the temporary framework scheme for business support authorised on 16 March 2021, thus enabling its implementation.

This measure is intended to enable these publishers to maintain the activity of their services by covering part of their broadcasting costs.

In the coming days, local television and radio services will be able to file a grant application with the Media and Cultural Industries Branch, which is responsible for managing the system and hearing applications.

Applicants have until May 31, 2021 to apply online through the Ministry of Culture website or by mail.