Digital Single Market Update: Revision of the European Union’s Audiovisual Media Services Directive

The European Union’s legislators have reached an agreement on the revision of the EU’s Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD). The reform aims at providing a uniform legal and market framework for different types of video streaming services provided via the Internet, and a more level playing field for all stakeholders. It introduces new advertising rules and a quota on the provision of European content, as well as provisions to secure enhanced protection for minors and to suppress “hate speech”.

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