Video streaming services such as + Apple TVAnd the Netflix e Disney + They are in the eyes of the British government to comply with the same broadcasting laws that traditional British broadcasters such as BBC, ITV, Sky and others face in the country.
Ministers of the Department of Digitization, Culture, Media and Sports Today I announce this possibility This makes competition between foreign broadcasting services and national carrier networks more balanced.
Traditional broadcasters must comply with the regulator’s lawقانون Ofcom, which has limitations covering topics such as damages, offenses, accuracy, and impartiality.
If the rules are not respected, Ofcom can issue fines and suspend your licenses. Currently, the only streaming service that adheres to the rules is BBC iPlayer, from the BBC – a company based in England. However, it was not informed how Ofcom would have the jurisdiction to work on the international services.
According to ministers, it has been nearly 20 years since the UK’s transport regulatory framework was introduced in the Communications Act 2003 (Communications Act 2003), which was designed before the advent of video streaming services.
“Technology has changed the way we broadcast, but the rules that protect viewers and help our traditional channels compete with them come from an analog age,” Culture Minister Oliver Dowden said during the announcement.
According to a press release, the review of the rules will consider whether they need to be tightened to ensure all streaming services receive appropriate age ratings and whether they should be subject to standards of fairness and accuracy. The review will be used to prepare evidence – which could lead to parity between broadcast services and local broadcast networks.
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