EP faciliates cross-border access to online TV and radio content

It follows the decision earlier in the week on new copyright legislation

Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel

The European Parliament has given its approval to new rules that will allow the online reception of TV and radio content across borders. While making it easier for broadcasters to make their libraries available in other EU countries, it would be in advantage for the 20 million EU citizens who live abroad in another EU country, as well.

The positive vote for the Directive that will simplify cross-border distribution and retransmission of television and radio programmes was welcomed by the Commission with Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip and Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel issuing joint statement on the matter. 

“We welcome the approval of the Directive on television and radio programmes by the EP. With today’s vote, we are completing the modernisation of the EU copyright rules launched in 2015 and we are getting another step closer to a fully functioning Digital Single Market,” Ansip and Gabriel said.

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