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SATCAB Directive review - not a viable solution for achieving a DSM

Position Papers, published on 09 December 2016 Download document

The Commission is currently reviewing the 1993 Satellite and Cable Directive (“the Directive”) for potential application to online. ACT supports the Commission’s DSM objectives, but we do not believe that extending the principles of the Directive to the online environment would result in more cross-border availability of AV content.  To the contrary, a revision may have negative consequences on European production, financing and distribution, in particular putting European broadcasters at a disadvantage and creating an imbalanced digital ecosystem.