Would France ask too much of video streaming players?
This is what the European Commission suggests.
Brussels would have expressed certain reservations on the new rules that France wishes to impose by decree, before the summer, on video streaming players, in an opinion obtained by NPA Conseil.
This decree, known as Smad (on-demand audiovisual media services), which results from the transposition of the European AVMS directive, should make it possible to integrate platforms into the financing of French audiovisual and cinematographic production.
Brussels wonders about several points of the text, in particular on the minimum share of productions in French that the decree wants to impose on platforms (80% for video on demand services, 85% for subscription services).
"likely to create advantages for production companies established in France"
and which are "
significantly higher than those considered proportional by case law
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