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Digital Agenda: Most Member States comply with the rules on promotion of European works, but prefer showing local programs

News: 25/09/2012 - 02:00
The European Commission yesterday adopted its first report on the promotion of European works in EU television and on-demand audiovisual media services for the period 2009-2010. Almost 65% of TV programmes shown in Member States are of EU origin, meeting rule requirements (the Audiovisual Media Services Directive) for both television and on-demand services. However the majority of these European works are domestic works – meaning TV stations and video on-demand services overwhelmingly prefer showing local, nationally created programmes; the proportion of independent productions on television is declining.