Definition of a platform provider
Pursuant to Article 2 Paragraph 2 No. 19 of the Interstate Media Treaty, “provider of a media platform means someone who is responsible for selecting the offers of a media platform".
Equal opportunities in keeping with commercial terms
The requirement for equal opportunities and non-discrimination applies not only to how the programmes are displayed on user interfaces, but also to the commercial terms applicable to the dissemination of broadcasting content.
The network operators' fee models for placement of the broadcasting content must take these stipulations into account for the benefit of diversity. Small-scale broadcasters with a limited reach and which essentially also contribute to diversity, must have a genuine opportunity to participate in the different models, the same as those with a wider reach.
Complaints in this regard can be submitted to the ZAK. The ZAK will not examine the actual quantity in the fee that a broadcaster must pay for having its content transmitted. Instead, it investigates how the terms are structured for the different broadcasters.