Broadcasters Regulation – What is the market impact of CoO extension?


Introducing the CoO principle creates a default pan-European license and therefore weakens territorial exclusivity. This approach does not reflect the economic realities of European audiovisual content development, production, financing and distribution. The European Parliament understood the immense risk of erosion of territorial exclusivity for the audiovisual sector in Europe and therefore proposed to limit the CoO principle – as an exception – to “news and current affairs” content.