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Digital 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.
Digital 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.
Digital 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).
Digital 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.
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 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.
Digital 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 18-05-2016

European Commission wants Netflix to carry at least 20% European content

The European Commission will propose quotas on online video streaming services that require them to offer at least 20% European content.
Digital 13-05-2016

Consumers back Commission on protecting digital subscriptions abroad

Consumer organisations are fighting with specific member states, including France, Italy, Spain and Greece, to limit access to subscriber content, such as films and music, when travelling abroad.
Digital 26-04-2016

Commission wants to regulate US-dominated online platform market

Amid controversy over the European Commission's increased scrutiny of American technology companies, the EU executive will propose new rules regulating online platforms, according to a leaked draft document obtained by EURACTIV.com.
Digital 15-04-2016

Ansip fires back against member states’ push to limit digital content portability

European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip rejected some member states' proposal to limit the number of days of that digital content like Netflix can be accessed when Europeans are traveling in other EU countries.
Digital 08-01-2016

Netflix to finally launch, legally, in Romania

Netflix, the most popular on-demand media streaming service in the world, expanded on Wednesday (6 January) into 130 new countries, including Romania. EURACTIV Romania reports.
EU Digital Commissioner Günther Oettinger, Vice President Andrus Ansip and Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova
Digital 09-12-2015

Commission wants consumers to access digital content when they travel

The European Commission proposed a new regulation today (9 December) to allow residents of the EU to access legal digital content when they're traveling outside the country they live in.
Digital 06-05-2015

Netflix CEO: Europe needs strong net neutrality rules

Speaking in Berlin on Tuesday (5 May), Netflix CEO Reed Hastings argued that Europe needs a strong law guaranteeing net neutrality. The European Commission’s Digital Market plans, he explained, fall in line with his firm's goals. “We really want the world to be a single market,” Hastings said.
Digital 16-12-2014

Audiovisual sector feels threatened by copyright reform

Copyright reform is high on the European Commission's list of priorities for 2015, much to the indignation of the audiovisual sector, which is resisting the proposed changes. EURACTIV France reports
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