Cross-border portability of online content in Europe

Europeans can now make the most of their online subscriptions to films, sports events, e-books, video games or music services when travelling within the EU. Anyone interested in and working with languages will no doubt be delighted about this.

The Portability Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2017/1128 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 on cross-border portability of online content services in the internal market) has now entered into force.

Here’s an example from the Europa website:

For instance, when a French consumer subscribes to CanalPlay film and series online services, the user will be able to watch the films and series available from that service in France, when he or she goes on holidays to Croatia or on a business trip to Denmark.”

You can find out more here, or consult the Regulation here, and there is also a factsheet.


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