Committee on Culture and Education – Study requested by CULT Committee, commissioned and managed by the Policy Department – “Audiovisual Sector and Brexit: the Regulatory Environment” – Presentation by Mark Cole, Institute of European Media Law (EMR)
Brussels, 8 November 2018
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The United Kingdom is an important provider of audiovisual productions and a hub for providers to disseminate audio-visual content across the Member States of the EU. As the level of harmonisation of the Digital Single Market for the audiovisual sector is very high, the outcome of Brexit negotiations is of utmost importance for various EU stakeholders within the sector.

A presentation of the study, organized by the EP’s Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies was held on 8 November 2018 and focused on the following issues:

  • legal framework and actual setting concerning audiovisual media services (AVMS)
  • possible post-Brexit scenarios
  • relevance and impact of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)
  • copyright rules impacting the AVMS

The debate that followed the expert’s presentation referred to, among others:

  • economic aspects of Brexit for key stakeholders
  • importance of the Council of Europe Convention on Transfrontier Television
  • risks of including the audiovisual sector in a Free-Trade Agreement
  • future application of the AVMSD to video-sharing platforms
  • costs of persisting uncertainty related to Brexit negotiations
  • impact of Brexit on Fundamental Rights issues related to audiovisual sector

Link to watch video of the event (with multilingual interpretation) – 9:40:11 (starting time)

Further reading: “Research for CULT Committee: Audiovisual Sector and Brexit: the Regulatory Environment”


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