- extend the EEA ‘country of origin’ rights clearance principle to a limited set of online broadcast and catch-up services;
- extend the mandatory collective rights management of retransmission from cable distribution to all forms of retransmission; and
- provide statutory clarification of the legal treatment of ‘direct injection’.
What is the reasoning behind the reform?
In an ever growing digital world, consumers are moving away from their traditional satellite or cable radio and television sets in favour of online television and radio content. This trend left the 1993 Directive (which only facilitates cross-border cable and satellite broadcasting) outdated.