On demand services delivered over the internet in Poland are to be supervised by the country’s National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT).
According to Gazeta Wyborcza, this follows amendments to legislation agreed to by the government that will effectively see such services, which include the popular ipla and TVN, owned by Cyfrowy Polsat and TVN respectively, have to comply with the same rules as traditional TV stations.
These include protection of minors and allocating at least 10% of their output to European productions.
Significantly, such services will not have to be registered – this was previously to a requirement and became a source of controversy.
Instead, they will have to submit their annual reports to the KRRiT.
The amendments are designed to comply with the European Audiovisual Media Services Directive.