Colombia. The National Television Authority, ANTV, issued Resolution 650 of the 6 of June of 2018 "By which the Community Television Service is regulated", in which it establishes measures to promote efficiency in this modality of service, promote competition, universal benefit and generate obligations proportional to the legal, civic and social nature of community television associations.

This resolution is issued as a result of a regulatory project, which had a broad participation of the organized communities that provide this service, from the formulation, phase in which they took into account the comments presented on the impact of the resolution 433 of 2013 and the contributions made by the licensees in the public television and audiovisual policy tables held by the MINTIC during the 2016 year.

Also during the process of discussion of the regulatory proposal, period in which the ANTV convened spaces for socialization and discussion in the cities of Bogotá, Bucaramanga, Medellín, Cúcuta, Popayán, Cartagena and Pereira, it was attended by more than 180 people.

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Additionally, the regulatory proposal together with the supporting document of the same were published on the website of the entity between 6 of December of 2017 and 15 of February of 2018, term during which 41 received written comments, which were analyzed and attended by the ANTV in its entirety.

The new regulation reduces administrative procedures, establishes a new compensation scheme based on income, taking into account the payment capacity of the licensees and the size of the municipalities where they provide the service, generating incentives so that in places where there is no coverage of public open television, communities are organized to provide community television service and promote audiovisual production by communities, in accordance with their technical and economic capacities.

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