BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU lawmakers and member states on Thursday struck a deal that will allow countries to force online streaming services including Netflix and Amazon’s video service to help fund the production of European films and TV shows.
FILE PHOTO: The Netflix logo is shown in this illustration photograph in Encinitas, California, U.S., on October 14, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo
The new rules are part of an overhaul of the European Union’s broadcasting rules and include a quota of 30 percent for European works on video-on-demand platforms, the European Parliament said.
Video-sharing platforms like Google’s YouTube and Facebook will also have to take measures against content “inciting violence, hatred and terrorism.”
Reporting by Julia Fioretti; editing by Foo Yun Chee