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The ministry of culture confirms a decrease in the budget of the public audiovisual sector

The distribution between the various groups will be detailed at the end of the month, during the presentation of the draft budget for 2018.

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The ministry of culture confirms a decrease in the budget of the public audiovisual sector

allocation between The various groups will be detailed at end of month, during presentation of draft budget for 2018.

The group budget of public broadcasting (France Télévisions, Radio France...) will be reduced by 36 million euros next year, compared to 2017, to contribute to control of public spending, announced on Thursday 14 September minister for culture, Françoise Nyssen, in an interview with Agence France-Presse." The government has made control of public spending a priority ", and " actually public audiovisual sector will be encouraged to contribute to this knowledge of expenditure, but in a proportion to be measured : effort required will be 36 million compared to 2017, on a global budget which is about $ 4.5 billion, or less than 1%. "

The distribution of this reduction among various groups will be detailed at end of month, during presentation of draft budget for 2018.

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" Despite this effort, budget of public audiovisual sector in 2018 will remain higher than in 2015 and 2016, " assured minister. "The previous government had planned in contracts of objectives and means signed with groups of public audiovisual sector with an expenditure that increased in 2018," said Ms. Nyssen.

" But given severe deterioration of State budget, this increase is not fundable. This financial situation, we found on arrival and audit of Court of accounts was clearly established in July ", she explained.

A redesign of fee envisaged

The minister also discussed a possible redesign in terms of " contribution to public broadcasting ", or " fee tv ", related currently in possession of a television set and collected at same time as housing tax.

" The question of modernization of contribution to public audiovisual sector, to adapt it to new uses, is legitimate, but an issue worthy of debate. All world knows, tv do not look only on a tv, radio does not listen only on one radio station, re are digital broadcasts, replay, podcasts. In addition, fee is collected at same time that housing tax, refore, reform to end of housing tax will encourage us to open a reflection on subject of a forward-looking manner ", she said.

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