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Amazon, Netflix the biggest buyers of EU films for out of Europe SVOD

The EAO report also showed biggest buyer for EU film titles is Amazon with 3,281 unique titles in its 14-country catalogues, followed by Netflix with 1,816 unique titles for its 20 catalogues. Russian service Ivi and the 3 Chinese services Youku, iQiyi, Tencent Video were the biggest single country services acquiring EU films. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2nDywWt [photo:European Audiovisual Observatory/Ampere Analysis]

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YouTubers Team Up With Europe’s Largest Trade Union To Demand the Platform Stop Screwing Them Over

The campaign’s list of demands includes calling on Youtube to create an independent mediation board to address disputed cases of demonetization and guideline violations, in addition to throwing out their automated system of creator appeals in favor of human points of contact. – Alyse Stanley, Gizmodo » https://ift.tt/2SJcsoW

Police: Scam Streaming Sites Are Exploiting Internet Users

In return for handing over their names, addresses, credit card and cellphone numbers, users are given a five-day free trial but according to police, this amounts to a so-called “subscription trap”. Buried away in the terms and conditions is a note that if “users do not unsubscribe during the free trial, your account will automatically be upgraded to a one-year premium account.” – Andy, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/2JhHj96

European Content Quota for Streaming Services to Be Finalized by End of 2019

European rules give member nations 21 months to incorporate an E.U.-wide directive into their national law. In this case, that means they have until Sept. 19, 2020, which will give the streamers less than a year to meet the quota once the details of it are laid out at the end of 2019. Furthermore, the 2020 date is the outside limit: E.U. countries are free to enforce the directive and its 30% provision before that. – Stewart Clarke, Variety http://bit.ly/2EFPytD

French, Italian State Broadcasters Join Forces to Counter U.S. Streaming Giants

The agreement between France Televisions and [Italy’s] RAI is unusual if not unprecedented because the two prominent pubcasters will develop content together through an ongoing active collaboration between their respective production departments and also single networks. Details about how much each broadcaster will be investing were not disclosed. – Nick Vivarelli, Variety http://ift.tt/2rRIFAe
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