Andrus Ansip

Netflix & Amazon face 30% Euro content quota

The European Council has agreed there should be a minimum 30% quota on European works in the catalogue of video-on-demand service providers, including international providers, such as Netflix and Amazon, offering services in EU member states. The move represents a significant raising of the stakes the EU’s drive to make on-demand service providers raise the […]

EU approves content portability rules

Customers will soon have access to their Netflix or Amazon Prime on-demand subscriptions across Europe. The European Parliament has approved new content portability rules that will let EU citizens access their online film and TV subscriptions while visiting other countries in the continent. Yesterday’s vote confirms the agreement reached between the European Parliament, Council and […]

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. […]

EU moves ahead with controversial content plan

The European Parliament, the European Commission and member states have reached an agreement on implementing controversial new rules to enable content portability, allowing EU citizens to view services they subscribe to no matter where they are in the Union. The deal is the first covering the modernisation of EU copyright rules proposed in the EU’s […]

Broadcasters slam new EC copyright plan

A body  that represents European commercial broadcasters and international media groups has reacted unfavourably to new rules on copyright unveiled by the European Commission that could see an extension of the country of origin principle and weaken the ability of rights-holders to trade on a territory-specific basis. The EC proposals, unveiled to coincide with EC president […]

Euro Netflix quota would have ‘limited effect’

The European Union’s rumoured move to make Netflix comply with a European content quota would have limited effect, according to analysts. News of a rumoured quota applying to SVOD services was first reported in Les Echos yesterday. European Commission vice-president for the digital single market Andrus Ansip told the French newspaper that there needed to […]