The valuable Experiences That NCC Can Learn from FCC & Ofcom


Eve Chiu


citizen-consumers, regulation of markets, accessibility, consumer protecting, transparency, regulatory principles


For helping the new launched broadcasting regulator (NCC) of Taiwan to learn from its well experienced counterparts FCC (U.S.A.) and Ofcom (U.K.), not just of their positive experiences but of their failures and frustrations as well, this paper has explored an initiative-comparing framework including the perspectives of broadcasting regulation core value 、 regulation of markets 、 media accessibility 、 consumer protecting、process and information transparency.

The progressive thinking and valuable doings of Ofcom and FCC may contribute NCC of its administration blueprint. Meanwhile, the highly centralization of US media industry during past decay under FCC’s free market policy has alerted NCC to rethinking the strategies of market regulation and deregulation.