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Languages & Culture 16-05-2022

Swiss voters approve ‘Lex Netflix’ TV streaming funding law

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.
Technology 04-02-2022

French operators urge large platforms to contribute to network costs

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.
Media 26-01-2022

French streaming platform Salto calls for change of pro-US TV remotes

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.
Health 02-07-2021

Netflix and pill: Industry subscription service could incentivise antibiotic research, says expert

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.
Languages & Culture 31-03-2021

Netflix, ‘Lupin’ and EU rules spark a TV revolution

"Lupin", a French reboot set in postcard Paris, has made Omar Sy a global star and fulfilled a long-lost dream for Europeans: the confidence to take on Hollywood.
Technology 16-03-2021

French content in Europe – Over a coffee with Netflix’s Sara May

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.
Technology 08-03-2021

Diversity on Screen – Over a Coffee with Netflix’s Lina Brouneus

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...
Technology 29-04-2020

Poland proposes ‘Netflix Tax’ amid calls for broader digital levy

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.
Technology 20-03-2020

Netflix to scale down European network traffic after EU pressure

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.
Technology 19-03-2020

Commission: Internet ‘under strain’ amid COVID-19 overuse

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).
Technology 15-01-2020

Storytelling and Multilingualism at Netflix

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
Technology 21-01-2019

Austrian data privacy activist files complaint against Apple, Amazon, others

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).
#Media4EU 02-10-2018

MEPs vote for more European TV on our screens

MEPs at the European Parliament backed plans on Tuesday (2 October) to ensure that at least 30 per cent of content provided by online media platforms such as Amazon and Netflix is European.
Brexit 16-05-2018

The UK’s self-inflicted Brexit ‘punishment’ over Netflix

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 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.
Technology 22-06-2017

EU telecoms watchdog: ‘We are independent and we bother powerful people’

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.
Technology 26-04-2017

MEPs raise Netflix quota to 30% and sharpen rules on violent online posts

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.
Technology 08-02-2017

EU agrees landmark deal on cross-border portability for online subscriptions

European Union institutions moved a step closer yesterday (7 February) to letting consumers access their online subscriptions for services like Netflix or Sky when they travel across the bloc.
Technology 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.
Technology 11-08-2016

Media, sports companies rattled by planned EU copyright shake-up

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.
Technology 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.
Technology 11-07-2016

Commission asked to crack down on YouTube, Spotify, Netflix in copyright bill

Two groups representing the film and music industry wrote to Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday (11 July) asking the European Commission to crack down on internet companies they say are exploiting artists.
Technology 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.
Technology 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.