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European broadcasters slam ‘backwards’ EU directive

Europe’s commercial broadcasters have warned that proposed changes to the regulations governing content and broadcasting in the EU risk damaging growth and investment in the sector. Several of the EU commercial broadcaster’s industry groups signed a joint declaration. They said today that the mooted changes to the AVMS directive will not achieve the EU’s desired […]

EU TV plan risks ‘damaging investment and growth’

Europe’s commercial broadcasters have said proposed changes to to the main directive covering content and distribution risk stunting growth in the sector, reducing consumer choice, and putting a brake on investment in local programming. Europe is in the throes of revising the AVMS Directive with a view to fostering the digital economy in the region. […]

Euro b’casters demand flexibility on ads

European commercial broadcaster have called for greater flexibility on advertising rules to be part of the changes being made to the EU’s Audiovisual Media Services Directive. Commercial broadcasters told a hearing in the European Parliament hosted by the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Group – the broadly Eurosceptic group that includes the UK Conservative Party – […]

Mixed reaction to Commission’s TV plans

Industry players have reacted to the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive, unveiled by the European Commission yesterday. John Enser, a partner at media law firm Olswang said the introduction of a European quota for on-demand content will prove controversial. “In an on-demand environment, the prominence obligation is likely to prove highly controversial and subjective – […]