France’s minister of Culture and Communication, Christine Albanel, indicated that she hoped to present the new audiovisual law in September to the council of ministers and in October to Parliament. The law will notably comprise the partial public service broadcasting ad ban fixed for January 1 2009.

On France Télécom’s possible complaint against the 0.9% tax on mobile operators’ revenues, she added that “everyone is pleased to see them make profits but in return they must show responsibility towards creation.”