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Digital Single Market: EU negotiators agree to facilitate access to online TV and radio content across borders

Source: EU Commission

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Brussels, 13 December 2018

The negotiators of the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the Council, have today reached a political agreement on the proposed copyright legislation on TV and radio programmes.

The new rules will make it easier for European broadcasters to make certain programmes available on their live TV or catch-up services online and will simplify the distribution of more radio and TV channels by retransmission operators. This agreement marks an important step towards a fully functioning Digital Single Market.

Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip said: "I am very pleased we reached yet another agreement that brings us closer to a functioning Digital Single Market. The updated broadcasting rules are a big part of the puzzle. This regulation has the potential to unlock a large amount of broadcast content across borders, benefitting the 41% of …