Viacom International Media Networks has obtained licences in The Netherlands for its bouquet of channels aimed at France, MTV (France), MTV Hits (France), Paramount Channel (France), BET (France), Nickelodeon (France), Nickelodeon Junior (France), Nickelodeon Teen (France) and Paramount Channel (France). Also, a number of VIMN channels for Denmark now operate under a Dutch licence.
21st Century Fox has always held licences for National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild in Spain, as well as the Dutch language versions of Fox and National Geographic Channel intended for Flanders, the Dutch speaking part of Belgium.
Viceland is now using a Dutch licence for its Dutch and Belgian (Dutch language) channels.
At the moment, more than 750 channels based in Britain and licensed by media regulator Ofcom can currently broadcast throughout the European Union without restriction because Britain is part of the EU’s single market.
Discovery, Disney, the Modern Times Group, Turner Broadcasting, 21st Century Fox, and Viacom are among the channel providers with bases in Britain. Many of them are believed to follow suit.