The European Commission (EC) has decided to start a process against Portugal, together with Poland and Slovenia, for not having applied its Television without Frontiers law before the end of 2009.
At the same time the EC has demanded for explanations from other 16 European countries including Spain over the application of this European directive.
The Television without Frontiers directive is based on two principles: the free circulation of the European television programmes within the European space and the obligation that the broadcasters have to dedicate more than half their programming schedule to European contents.
However, the directive is hardly fulfilled by any of the European country members. In the Spanish case in particular the directive has been broken many times.
source: Rapid TV News _www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2011040411303/ec-acts-against-portugal.html