The law grants the CAC a series of functions, the most important of which could be categorised into the following four areas:
Titles granting permission
- To grant the titles that enable audiovisual communication to be provided and to guarantee that the conditions are fulfilled.
- To make sure that the regulations governing audiovisual content are complied with, in particular the principles of political, social, religious, cultural and philosophical pluralism.
To make sure that linguistic pluralism and the regulations governing the use of the languages of Catalonia and La Vall d'Aran are complied with.
To make sure that legislation on the protection of children and adolescents is complied with.
To make sure that legislation on advertising is complied with.
To guarantee that the missions of public service assigned to the public media are complied with.
- To issue preliminary reports concerning the projected laws concerning the audiovisual sector.
To issue reports, on its own initiative, to the Parliament or the Government of the Generalitat.
To issue an annual report on the action of the CAC and the situation of the audiovisual system in Catalonia.
Co-regulation, self-regulation and arbitration
- To promote the adopting of co-regulation and self-regulation measures in the audiovisual sector.
To exercise, at the request of parties in conflict, arbitrational and mediation functions.