Commission Staff Working Document - Impact Assessment accompanying the document "Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2010/13/EU on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the provision of
audiovisual media services in view of changing market realities
(COM(2016) 287 final) - (SWD(2016) 169 final}
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The public consultation on the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD -Directive 2010/13/EU - "A media framework for the 21st century"), took place from 06/07/2015 to 30/09/2015.
The synopsis report is available below.
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A consensus emerged from the consultation on the growing importance of online platforms for European social and economic wellbeing. While there is no consensus on a possible legal definition of online platforms, most respondents agreed that there are significant benefits stemming from online platforms: they are driving innovation, facilitating social interactions, and are powerful engines of growth.
The study on the “Effectiveness of self- and co-regulation in the context of implementing the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)” has been carried for Directorate General Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT), of the European Commission.
92% of individual consumers and 80% of consumer associations strongly agree that consumers and businesses should be able to purchase and access services everywhere in the EU. Almost 90% of individual consumer respondents experienced geo-blocking or other geographically-based restrictions when shopping in another EU country.