DCMS Consults on Implementing New Rules for VSPs

As outlined in our blog post on the implementation of the AVMS directive, legislative amendments to the AVMSD were published in the EU Official Journal and entered into force on 19 December 2018 following lengthy negotiations. The reform seeks to modernise the AVMSD to reflect market consumption and technological changes, largely arising from the merging of television, internet services and the rise of on-demand content consumption. Specifically, the reform aims to align the regulatory landscape (to some extent) for emerging audiovisual media services (including video-sharing platforms or “VSPs”), enhance protections for minors and consumers, combat racial and religious hatred, and safeguard media plurality. Continue reading