Independent Film & Television Alliance

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 […]

Brexit strategies

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union is one of the most seismic changes for international television in living memory. Jesse Whittock asks what it means for the industry. The UK has always been a leader in international production and distribution. It is credited, among other things, with helping to develop and fine-tune […]

Brexit will ‘blow up’ coproduction foundations

The foundations underpinning European coproductions have been “blown up” by the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, an industry body is warning. The TV industry has been plunged into uncertainty after the British public voted to leave the EU, with Prime Minister David Cameron subsequently saying he will step down. Various companies and individuals […]

€9bn warning on EU digital single market

The proposed introduction of a digital single market in the European Union would have a hugely negative effect on investment in TV and film, according to new research from a collection of companies and associations including the Independent Film & Television Alliance. The report – ‘The impact of cross-border access to audiovisual content on EU […]

EC plans ‘threaten production, distribution’

Another independent film and television producers body has attacked the European Commission’s Digital Single Market plans. The Independent Film & Television Alliance has joined UK producers body PACT in claiming plans to allow consumers to access online content acquired in one country in other European states – the concept of ‘portability’ – threaten companies’ ability […]