Updating rules on audiovisual media services 

MEPs will vote on updated rules on audiovisual media services, ensuring better protection for children and a 30% quota of European works in online platforms’ catalogues.

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 live streaming on video-sharing platforms.

The new rules, designed to protect children, now oblige online platforms to take action against flagged content which incites violence, hatred and terrorism, and are stricter on advertising and product placement in children’s programmes.

New rules on advertising

New general rules on advertising are also defined. Advertising can only account for a maximum of 20% of the daily broadcasting period between 6.00 and 18.00, with a prime-time window between 18:00 and 0:00.

Procedure: COD 2016/0151(COD)

Vote: Tuesday 2 October

Press conference: Wednesday, 3 October from 10.00 to 10.30 with both rapporteurs, Petra Kammerevert (S&D, DE) and Sabine Verheyen (EPP, DE)