The Norwegian Government proposes obligation for on-demand audiovisual streaming services to invest in Norwegian content
As an alternative, the Ministry proposes that the investment obligation may be solely related to direct investments in Norwegian content and that the services must invest a sum equal to 5 % of their Norwegian revenues in productions with Norwegian language.
The proposed investment obligations shall apply for Norwegian streaming services, as well as streaming services based in other EEA countries which are aimed at a Norwegian audience. Certain exemptions are also proposed, aimed at services with lower revenues or limited audience, as well as exemptions for the Norwegian public service broadcaster NRK and certain other services.
Other obligations proposed in the Green Paper are inter alia that such services must shield the public from certain forms of illegal material, shield minors from certain harmful material, provide at least 30 % European content, and that services must be registered with the Norwegian Media Authority.
Ministry welcomes feedback to the Green Paper and the consultation is open until 16 December 2022.
The Green Paper is available here: https://www.regjeringen.no/no/dokumenter/horing-gjennomforing-av-endringsdirektivet-til-amt-direktivet-mv/id2927696/
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