Country of origin


UK to seek continued broadcast deal but plans to leave Digital Single Market

The UK should seek options that will allow continued ‘transfrontier broadcasting’ following Brexit but will not remain part of the EU’s Digital Single Market, according to Prime Minister Theresa May. In her speech on Friday on the UK’s future economic partnership with the European Union, May addressed the ‘country of origin’ principle that currently allows TV companies […]

Ansip makes renewed call for content portability

European Commission vice-president Andrus Ansip has reiterated a call for the ‘country of origin’ principle to be extended to enable content portability across the European Single Market, despite moves by the European Parliament to exempt the bulk of media content from new digital single market rules. In a blog posting ahead of the opening of […]

UK seeks post-Brexit ‘country of origin’ deal update by May

A cross-party report on the impact of Brexit has called for the UK government to provide an update on its progress in securing a new ‘country of origin’ deal by the end of May 2018. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee report warned that if country of origin rules – which allow TV companies to broadcast throughout […]