German associations want state broadcasting agreement to prioritise users' interests

Monday 2 December 2019 | 15:40 CET | News

German cable operator association Anga, digital association Bitkom, internet association Eco and consumer electronics association Zvei called on the federal states to approve a broadcasting agreement that prioritises the interests of users. 

According to the associations, users should be able to decide whether or not to allow crossfades or scaling. In addition, they should have the option to select device settings to receive or reject information on suitable content from providers even while watching videos. Otherwise, argue the associations, a restrictive agreement would not be in line with the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD). 

The associations had presented a legal opinion from the Institute for European Media Law (EMR), which examines the role of the federal states in the implementation of the AVMSD. The German federal states will take a decision on the state broadcasting agreement on 05 December.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / General
Companies: Anga / Bitkom
Countries: Germany
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