Flemish broadcasters and distributors to negotiate delayed viewing




The Flemish Parliament has approved a decree that describes rules for being able to flush and viewing of television programs. The decree to distributors and broadcasters about delayed viewing an agreement.

In particular, the commercial TV channels SBS, VMMa and VRT in Flanders complain about declining advertising revenue due to the recording functionality in set-top boxes in particular Telenet and Belgacom. TV viewers would increasingly record programs and commercials flush. They demand financial compensation from Telenet and Belgacom, but who see nothing in.

The Flemish parliament last week the decree Signal Integrity approved in which Telenet and Belgacom is required to pass. the live TV signal of the Flemish broadcasters without reservation Because the owners of the broadcasting TV signal offered to the cable company and the telecom authorize ‘interventions’ in the signal. This includes making a recording on a set-top box.

The parties further called upon to arrive at agreements. Mutual agreement Since they have three months time, though there will be a transitional period of six months apply first, leaving a total of nine months to do business. If there is no agreement, then the Flemish supervisor take a decision on the issue. This process will take three months.

Experts called the decree a limited extent, because it is not responding to new developments in the television market. Thus it is expected that services like YouTube and Netflix play on the market. Important role in the future Moreover, the Flemish broadcasters themselves distributor once the Stievie application available from. That has yet to happen this year.

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