MOST POPULAR

News

iPlayer on your holidays? EC looks to make it possible

iPlayer on your holidays? EC looks to make it possible

iPlayer on your holidays? EC looks to make it possible

The European Comission wants to make it possible for UK citizens to access catch-up services services such as BBC’s iPlayer while travelling elsewhere in European Union.

The development would be part of an initiative for a “digital single market,” through the slashing of national copyright law differences in favour of a more consistent arrangement.

“The Commission wants to ensure that users who buy films, music or articles at home can also enjoy them while travelling across Europe,” the EC explains in a statement. “The Commission will also look at the role of online intermediaries in relation to copyright-protected works.”

The BBC has already responded positively, saying that it will begin work to look at the technical and legislative implications of allowing license payers to access its content overseas.

 

We welcome reader discussion and request that you please comment using an authentic name. Comments will appear on the live site as soon as they are approved by the moderator (within 24 hours). Spam, promotional and derogatory comments will not be approved

Post your comment

Facebook, Instagram and Sky case study: Game of Thrones

BT at IBC: 'unlocking the power of fibre IPTV'

IP&TV News tries out 4G Broadcast at the FA Cup Final

Thomas Riedl: “Google TV has evolved into Android TV”

Tesco and blinkbox: what went wrong?

Reed Hastings and 2030: is he right?