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UK-based European channels face uncertainty after Brexit vote

UK-licensed European channels face a period of uncertainty after last night’s Brexit vote, according to industry sources. Hundreds of networks within the European Union are licensed out of the UK by communications regulator Ofcom. With UK voters opting to leave the EU, the status of these licences, and how the channels will ensure their licences […]

Brexit will ‘blow up’ co-production foundations

The foundations underpinning European co-productions have been “blown up” by the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, an industry body is warning. The TV industry has been plunged into uncertainty after the British public voted to leave the EU, with Prime Minister David Cameron subsequently resigning. Various companies and individuals are already on the […]

Commission’s media plans attract mixed reaction

Industry players have reacted to the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive, unveiled by the European Commission yesterday. John Enser, a partner at media law firm Olswang said the introduction of a European quota for on-demand content will prove controversial. “In an on-demand environment, the prominence obligation is likely to prove highly controversial and subjective – […]