Members of the Committee on Culture and education approved the agreement with the Council on new rules for audiovisual media services, including digital platforms.
The revised legislation will apply to broadcasters, but also to video-on-demand and video-sharing platforms, such as Netflix, YouTube or Facebook, as well as to the live streaming on video-sharing platforms. It will ensure an enhanced protection for children, stricter rules on advertising, and at least 30% of content in programmes of TV channels and VOD platforms must be European.
The text was approved by CULT Committee by 19 votes to 7 and 2 abstentions. The deal still needs to be formally approved by the full House, probably in October, and by the Council of EU ministers before the regulation can enter into force.