Portability at a glance: Summary of the EU regulation on cross-border portability

What? With the intention of facilitating access to online content services throughout the EU, the European Commission adopted a Proposal for a Regulation on cross-border portability on 9 December 2016. The regulation was put in place to ensure that subscribers of European online content services would be able to access lawfully provided content from their Member State of residence when temporarily present in another EU Member State. The Regulation was then adopted by the European…

The AV sector alerts the European Parliament and the Council about the need of territoriality

  411 exponents of the Film Industry, including an impressive number of Europa Distribution’s members, signed a letter addressed to Presidents Tajani and Tusk to raise the Parliament and Council’s awareness about the need for Territoriality. Absolute territorial exclusivity is the cornerstone of creativity and investment in European audiovisual works and other protected content – Communication from AV sector representatives across Europe regarding the proposed Regulation on country-of-origin licensing of certain online services by broadcasters. Read…

9th annual conference at Karlovy Vary IFF 2015

by Eva Morsch Kihn   The 9th Europa Distribution annual conference, organized with the support of Creative Europe, took place from July the 5th to the 8th in the scope of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic. This event is part of a cycle of workshops organized by Europa Distribution all year round in partnership with important film festivals in Europe and beyond. The important number of distributors who participated to the conference…

Lord Puttnam (FDA President) on DSM & copyright reform

LORD PUTTNAM OF QUEENSGATE CBE   FDA PRESIDENT’S KEYNOTE ADDRESS ON TUESDAY 31 MARCH 2015 AT 8 NORTHUMBERLAND AVENUE, LONDON WC2N 5BY   On the FDA’s Annual Industry Breakfast launching the FDA 2O15 Yearbook, on March 31st, 2015 Lord Puttnam as FDA President gave the keynote speak during which he addressed a number of key issuing impacting on the sector; most nobaly the Digital Single Market.   CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY     Good morning and…

The EU institutions’ new groove – the weekly Digital rhyme

by Claire La Combe   Last week was a busy week on the topic of “digital”. DG Connect Commissioners went touring on the Digital Market reforms for the EU. Platforms were different, but speeches were the same: “we need to remove barriers on the Digital Market in Europe (DSM)”; “we need to listen more to EU citizens and stakeholders in order to build a fair balance between rights and access”. Here goes the digital rhyme……

European Film Forum: (re)open(ed) talks on the Film market in the Digital Era

by Claire La Combe   Last week at the Berlinale, was the occasion of the first European Film Forum (EFF) session. The keynote speech was given by Günther H. Oettinger, EU Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, himself. Bases were settled for a dialogue between the Commission and the Film industry stakeholders on the hot topic of the Single Digital Market. How should European Film Business models innovate ? “Thinking outside the national box”…