The National Audiovisual Institute (Ina) is a National Public Utility Company, or EPIC.
The Law of August 7, 1974 replaced the ORTF (French Office of Radio and TV) by seven public audiovisual companies. Within this new system, Ina was asked to take charge of archiving, research, audiovisual production and professional training.
Article 3 of the August 7,1974 law stipulates: “The National Audiovisual Institute (Ina) is responsible for the preservation of archives, research and audiovisual production, and professional training”.
Ina went into operation on January 6, 1975.
The general, legal, regulatory and financial framework in which Ina operates is set by the state. As a public audiovisual body, Ina’s supervisory ministry is the Ministry for Culture .
Ina’s president is chosen from among the Members of the Board representing the State, and is appointed for five years by a Council of Ministers’ decree.