Audiovisual media and video-sharing platforms (Directive)
In view of the changing media landscape, the Commission wants to revise the rules on the provision of audiovisual media services and video-sharing platforms. In this regard, it proposes the harmonisation of competition rules applicable to television programmes and video-on-demand services. In cep's view, this is appropriate because both media services are in competition with one another.
In addition, the Commission's proposal provides for minimum quotas on the provision of European works of 50% for TV and 20% for video-on-demand services. cep sees this as major intervention in consumer sovereignty which is not acceptable in a market-based economic system. In addition, proposals for relaxing the restrictions on advertising time do not go far enough. Existing advertising restrictions should, in cep's view, be completely abolished.