Swiss voters on Sunday (15 May) backed proposals to make global TV streaming services such as Netflix Inc, Amazon and Disney invest some of their revenues generated in Switzerland into domestic film-making.
French telecom operators presented a list of grievances and 15 proposals to candidates in the presidential race on Thursday (3 February), including the proposal for "major digital content providers" to contribute to the "costs of networks to ensure their economic and environmental sustainability". EURACTIV France reports.
France's leading streaming service Salto is urging public authorities to tackle the "crazy competitive asymmetry" between major platforms and national publishers, including by changing remote controls that often have a Netflix or Amazon Prime button.
A ‘Netflix-style’ subscription service, regularly paid from governments to the pharmaceutical industry, could help incentivise the creation of sorely-needed new antibiotics and break the “toxic” environment of antibiotic research and development, according to an expert.
What is so special about France when it comes to streaming platforms’ content? Netflix Director of Acquisitions and Co-productions for France and Italy Sara May sheds some light on the French market, one year after the opening of a brand new office in Paris. She also told us about how they kept the shows on the road in spite of the pandemic restrictions.
Getting more women on screen is part of Lina Brouneus’ job. She is the Netflix lead on strategy for Europe and the Middle East and charged with driving diversity initiatives in Europe, on and off screen. From recent hits like...
Poland will introduce a 1.5% levy on the revenue of streaming platforms including Netflix and Amazon, its finance minister said on Wednesday (29 April). The proposal comes as calls mount for a broader taxation on the operation of digital giants in Europe as a means to mitigate the economic fallout from the coronavirus.
The online streaming giant Netflix has pledged to lower the quality of its videos in a bid to reduce traffic on European networks by 25%. The aim is to preserve the smooth operation of the internet amid an increase in usage during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
The EU's internet infrastructure is 'under strain' and a series of measures should be implemented by online streaming platforms as a means to mitigate the higher demand for bandwidth amid the current coronavirus quarantine period, the European Commission said on Wednesday evening (18 March).
Netflix's Diego Avalos discusses the importance of original storytelling as part of Netflix's creative output, how the company identifies the stories at the heart of its production, and multilingualism in the age of mass online media
Apple and Amazon are among eight tech firms named in a complaint filed in Austria by non-profit organization noyb, which cited their failure to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
An article by the Daily Express wrongly accused “Brussels” of seeking to restrict UK citizen’s access to online content after Brexit when they travel abroad. EURACTIV.com looks into the story as part of the “Fact or Fake” series, in partnership with France 24.
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.
Sébastien Soriano spoke to EURACTIV about what Yoda can teach us about EU telecoms law, accusations that he is lobbying to change draft rules, net neutrality and the likely new Digital Commissioner Mariya Gabriel.
Netflix and other video-on-demand platforms could be required to include a minimum 30% of European content—more than the Commission's proposed 20% quota, if new broadcasting rules follow a report approved yesterday (25 April) by MEPs in the Culture Committee.
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.
The media and sports industries are preparing to lock horns with the European Commission over its plans to shake up copyright law to make more films, sports and TV shows available online throughout the 28-nation bloc.