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Digital 24-08-2018

UK Digital Minister seeks ‘vital’ Brexit mobility agreement for broadcasters

The UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, and Media Jeremy Wright on Wednesday (August 22) responded to concerns that Britain's broadcasting sector would be negatively impacted by Brexit, noting that broadcasting is a "vital part of what Britain offers the world."
Digital 27-04-2018

Broadcasters face new levies to fund European films and TV

Broadcasters could be forced to pay into national funds to support European film and TV productions in any EU country, even if they’re based in a different member state, negotiators on an audiovisual media bill have agreed.
Digital 12-12-2017

Broadcasting rules bring new dramatic twist to digital single market talks

A rumble in the European Parliament has added a dramatic twist to frantic negotiations over the EU’s flagship digital single market proposals.
Digital 21-11-2017

Legal Affairs MEPs approve watered down broadcasting rules

MEPs in the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) have approved a watered down version of an EU proposal that will regulate how much content broadcasters must show online.
Digital 31-08-2016

Leaked bill forces broadcasters to put TV online across EU

Broadcasters may be forced to show content across the EU, not just in the country where they're based, under draft legislation put forward in the face of strident opposition from major companies across Europe.
Digital 26-08-2016

EU to help make online films, TV shows more available across borders

The European Commission wants to make it easier for broadcasters like the BBC and Germany's ZDF to make shows available online across the 28-nation EU under a planned copyright reform that is expected to meet fierce opposition from the media industry.
Digital 18-07-2016

Commercial broadcasters prepare for another fight in Brussels

The pay TV sector is bracing itself for another fight in Brussels when the European Commission proposes changes to EU copyright law in September.
Digital 21-06-2016

Lead MEPs question Commission’s Netflix quota

The two German MEPs in charge of a controversial new bill that would require Netflix to carry 20% European content in its catalogue are sceptical about the European Commission's plans for the quota.
Digital 10-06-2016

Lobbyists swamp MEPs over ‘Netflix bill’

MEPs handling the controversial bill that could impose a 20% quota of European works on Netflix will meet up to 40 lobbyists at once over three meetings, after being swamped with requests.
Digital 27-05-2016

Member states agree to let subscribers use Netflix when they travel in the EU

EU countries struck a deal on a draft bill that would allow residents to use digital subscriptions like Netflix when they travel to other member states.
Digital 26-05-2016

European Netflix programming quota does not go far enough for France

Brussels’ proposed quotas for the broadcasting of European audiovisual works by on-demand video platforms has drawn criticism from France - which already has a far stricter system in place. EURACTIV France reports.
Digital 26-05-2016

Member states support spectrum shake-up for mobile internet

The Council endorsed on Thursday (26 June) the European Commission’s proposal to liberate the 700 MHz frequency by 30 June 2020, in time for the irruption of the next generation of wireless broadband (5G).
Digital 02-02-2016

Commission shakes up radio spectrum to lead on mobile internet

National governments must announce their plans to move TV broadcasters below the 700 MHz band by 2017, which will be assigned exclusively to wireless broadband by 2020.
Languages & Culture 14-04-2015

A call from Europe’s filmmakers

As the core principles of copyright are called into question, it is time to find a new way of exhibiting European cinema and redefine how cinema can circulate from one country to the next, writes a group of filmmakers. 
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Digital 14-01-2015

Commission seeks unity on radio spectrum ahead of UN conference

SPECIAL REPORT: The European Commission this week (12 January) launched a consultation on radio spectrum in a bid to unify member states and stakeholders behind a common EU position on radio spectrum liberalisation ahead of a key UN conference in November.
Digital 01-09-2014

Mobile operators to get exclusive use of 700 MHz UHF spectrum band by 2020

Mobile broadband should have exclusive use of the 700 MHz band of the European Union’s Ultra High Frequency spectrum by 2020, the European Commission was told today (1 September).
Digital 23-07-2014

Broadcaster: Spectrum debate threatens World Cup and Eurovision Song Contest

Mobile phone operators don’t use the spectrum they already have and forcing broadcasters to change the radio frequencies they currently use could hit major spectacles such as the World Cup and Eurovision Song Contest, said Simon Fell of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.
Languages & Culture 27-10-2010

Broadcasters grappling with ‘inconsistent’ copyright laws

Existing levels of copyright protection for broadcasters are "problematic" and inconsistencies from country to country should be ended, concludes a new report by the European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO).
Competition 24-02-2009

Member states seek to water down media rules

The European Commission is coming under intense pressure from member states to soften its stance on state aid to public service TV channels ahead of the publication of an updated communication on state-funded broadcasting.
Digital 07-09-2005

EP backs careful revision of ‘TV without frontiers’

Parliament has proposed only minor changes to the Television without Frontiers (TVWF) directive, in a report on promoting works made in Europe and by independent producers.
Sports 26-01-2005

German broadcasting deal – EU template for future agreements?

The new EU-brokered deal for top flight German football broadcasting rights is designed to act as a template for member states to implement Community law at national level, says EU competition spokesperson.
Sports 27-10-2004

Sport set to play major role in roll-out of new technologies

The sports media rights debate is hotting up with broadcasting deals moving towards shorter contracts, more packages and a split between TV, internet and 3G rights. Commission sector inquiries are underway. 
Sports 20-09-2004

German football: fans to benefit from broadcasting deal

Following an agreement between the Commission and the Bundesliga, football fans are set to enjoy more access to football via the internet and mobile phones.