Lehdistötiedote

Digital Single Market: don't miss your favourite show abroad

Strasbourg
, 18.5.2017 - 11:01
Smiling young man with mobile phone and bag

The European Parliament will take another step towards achieving the Digital Single Market. The plenary will vote on a deal with the Council regarding a Regulation on the cross-border portability of online content services in the internal market. The new set of rules will be beneficial to consumers and at the same time give legal certainty to the providers of the online content.

“Subscribers to internet media content will be guaranteed access to their subscription for online music, film or sport broadcast services during their travels to another Member State on a temporary basis. Imagine - you won’t miss a football match or your favourite TV show because you are on holiday in another Member State”, said Angelika Niebler MEP, EPP Group Spokeswoman on the dossier.

The new Regulation ensures that subscribers to online content services in the EU which are delivered to them on a portable basis, can receive these services when temporarily present in another Member State.

When enabling portability, providers of online content will verify the EU country of residence of the subscriber. The Regulation sets a closed list of permitted verification methods, including checks on electronic identification, payment details or IP addresses. It goes without saying that the customer will be informed of the verification measures and their personal data will be protected.

“We expect that as from next Spring, Europeans can travel across the European Union with their online subscriptions. We are getting closer to the real Digital Single Market in the EU”, concluded Niebler.

Toimitusten tietoon
EPP-ryhmä on Euroopan parlamentin suurin poliittinen ryhmä, jolla on 216 jäsentä 27 jäsenmaasta

Meppien yhteystiedot

-
Angelika NIEBLER
STR - Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175390 Fax: +33 (0)3 88 179390
Sähköposti: angelika.niebler@europarl.europa.eu

Lehdistöosaston yhteystiedot

Marek Hannibal
Press Relations Legal Affairs, Euronest Parliamentary Assembly, Czech Republic; Canada
Phone: +32 475 753 048
Thomas Bickl
Press Relations Germany and Luxembourg
Phone: +32 478 215 372
EU future, terror financing, journalist murders, Facebook scandal
19.4.2018 - 12:45

EU future, terror financing, journalist murders, Facebook scandal

The European Parliament debated the French President’s future-minded EU reform ideas with the EPP Group calling for greater security for...
Money laundering
19.4.2018 - 11:07

Tough rules against terror money and tax evasion

New money laundering rules also apply to virtual currencies "Shady money transactions will become much more difficult. The financial system...
Jan Kuciak's commemoration
19.4.2018 - 9:46

What has the Slovak Government done to protect journalists

Today, the plenary of the European Parliament (EP) paid tribute to the memory and legacy of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fianc...
Exhaust pipe
18.4.2018 - 16:15

European Parliament stops Dieselgate from happening again

"The public rightly expects us to fix the Dieselgate loopholes." Ivan Štefanec MEP, EPP Group Spokesman on Type Approval “I...

Viikon kohokohdat

23.4.2018. - 27.4.2018.
Construction workers working on cement formwork frames

Towards new rules on the posting of workers

Members of the Employment Committee will vote on the final agreement between the Commission, the Parliament and the Council on the revision of the...
Flowers and car

Action needed to combat mileage fraud in Europe

The Transport Committee will demand action from the European Commission on mileage fraud in Europe on Wednesday. In cross-border car sales, research...
Photo of ready meals containting meat

Dual quality products in the Single Market

As a consumer in the EU, you have the right to be treated equally with others. A high-level conference to discuss the discriminatory practice of dual...
Michał Boni MEP