This excerpt taken from the FTE 6-K filed Apr 14, 2009.
Superior Audiovisual Council (CSA)
The CSA, Frances broadcasting authority, is an independent governmental authority created by the law of January 17, 1989 and is responsible for regulating audiovisual communication, i.e., radio and television, by any electronic communication process, under the terms and conditions defined by the law of September 30, 1986. To this end, the CSA:
following competitive bidding processes it organizes, enters into agreements and provides authorizations to television broadcasters and radio stations for broadcasting frequencies;
issues authorizations to other television and radio station services which are broadcast via cable, satellite, ADSL and to companies that distribute these channels;
ensures that the channels and stations comply with current regulations, particularly with regard to the media pluralism, the protection of minors, the ethics of information society, the dissemination of advertising, cinematographical and audiovisual works and investment in the production of these works.
2008 REGISTRATION DOCUMENT / FRANCE TELECOM 106