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 – […]

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 […]

EU won’t enforce pan-Euro rights deals

The European Commission does not want to enforce pan-European content licensing as part of its Digital Single Market proposals. The the audiovisual industry could benefit from certain exemptions to restrictions on geo-blocking to enable it to continue to license on a territory-by-territory basis, according to Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner for the digital economy and society. Speaking at […]

French content creators condemn EC ‘procrastination’ over content tax

The industry group for content creators has slammed the European Commission for being too slow to properly examine a new tax designed to support production. The Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (SACD) has expressed strong concern at what it sees as procrastination on the part of the EC in its examination of the legality […]