Digital Cross-border Transmission of TV and Radio (Regulation)
With the new Regulation, the EU Commission wants to facilitate cross-border access to television and radio programmes via digital channels. In cep's view, the Regulation distorts competition because it is framed in such a way that is neither supplier-neutral nor technology-neutral.
The country of origin principle and mandatory collective management, provided for in the Regulation, facilitate the EU-wide cross-border transmission of television and radio programmes. The proposed country of origin principle, however, is disproportionate and therefore breaches the freedom to conduct a business and right to property.