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Broadcast groups welcome ‘content portability’ climbdown

Broadcasting groups in Europe have welcomed a vote to water down rules on ‘content portability’, which they claim would threaten existing distribution business models and investment. European politicians have endorsed the new version of rules regarding frontiers within the EU that was proposed by the European Parliament’s own legal affairs committee last month, despite the opposition […]

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 […]

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 – […]