Portugal/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation  

5.3.7 Mass media

The Television Law (Law 27/2007) stipulates that at least 50% of air time must be allocated to broadcasting Portuguese language programmes and at least 20% must be allocated to broadcasting creative works in Portuguese (see  chapter 4.2.6).

In 1981 the first legal instrument establishing quotas concerning the radio diffusion of Portuguese music (Law 12/81) was approved by the parliament. The Radio Law (Law 4/2001, as amended by Law 7/2006) commits broadcasters to an annual minimum quota for the dissemination of Portuguese music (see  chapter 4.2.6).

The company holding the state radio and TV concession was reorganised in 2007 (Law 8/2007).

Chapter published: 13-07-2011