Spain to oblige streamers to help finance public broadcaster

The Spanish government is to oblige streaming platforms such as Netflix to help finance public broadcaster RTVE through a contribution of 1.5% of their revenues from next year. The measure is part of the country’s new draft audiovisual law, which is expected to be passed by the Congreso de los Diputados, the lower house of […]

Spanish watchdog consults on audiovisual services regulation of video-sharing platforms

Spanish competition watchdog the CNMC has opened a public consultation on the regulation of service providers on video sharing platforms, with the goal of assessing the application of the country’s audiovisual law on such platforms. The CNMC said that it was consulting with the objective of garnering viewpoints and information relevant t to the function […]

Europe launches consultation on media in the digital age

The European Commission has launched a public consultation in a bid to make Europe’s audiovisual media landscape “fit for purpose in the digital age.” The consultation will seek feedback on Europe’s current media framework – the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) – and is part of the EC’s Digital Single Market strategy. “The AVSMD applies […]