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The European Commission said that more homegrown shows are being made and broadcast than required by the EU’s “Television Without Frontiers” regulation.

It stipulates that half of all airtime must go to Euro shows, with 10% of airtime or broadcast budget reserved for output from independent producers.

In fact, Euro offerings accounted for 66% of airtime in 2002, with more than 21% taken up by the independents. This compares to 60% and 20%, respectively, in 1999.

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