The European Parliament has agreed on updated rules on audiovisual media services, protecting children better, with stricter rules on advertising, and 30% European content in video-on-demand.
A committee proposal to begin negotiations to update copyright laws for the digital age has been rejected by the European Parliament.
The Federation of German Consumer Organisations (vzbv) has criticised the fact that freely accessible audiovisual online content such as TV live streams or catch-up services can continue to be restricted to domestic viewers by geo-blocking,
Members of the European Parliament have expressed their concerns over the setting up of a commission in Lithuania to scrutinise the public broadcaster LRT.
The European Parliament (EP) has dealt a blow to the Digital Single Market (DSM) by rejecting most of the European Commission’s SatCab regulation.
Cable Europe has once again called upon the European Institutions to stand by the original goals of the proposed Electronic Communications Code, as the European Parliament’s ITRE Committee adopted a number of amendments last night.
Rules surrounding the right of the consumer to view pay-TV content in any European territory have been officially approved.
EU citizens can use online services such as Netflix, HBO Go, Amazon Prime, Spotify, Deezer while in another EU country for holidays, studies or business, after the European Parliament approved measures allowing portability of online content.
The Society of Audiovisual Authors (SAA) has welcomed the European Commission and Parliament’s proposals on amending the Audiovisual Media Services Directive.
Broadcasters could be forced to offer their content across borders, following a new resolution voted on by the European parliament.