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EU agrees to remove geoblocking restrictions

Friday 19 May 2017 | 08:35 CET | News
The European Parliament has given its approval to the EC's new regulations on limiting the use of geoblocking, meaning subscribers to streaming services such as Netflix, HBO Go, Amazon Prime, Spotify and Deezer will be able to access their digital content while travelling elsewhere in the EU starting in the first half of 2018. The new rules will apply only to online fee-based services but providers of free services also have the option of making their content available EU-wide. Member states now have nine months from the date of entry into force of the geoblocking regulation to bring the new

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Amazon / Deezer / European Commission / European Parliament / HBO / Netflix / Spotify
Countries: Europe
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