p A mere three months after the European Commission proposed allowing OTT service subscribers to access their subscriptions when abroad the European Parliament has approved it.
But don’t start planning your holiday box set streaming binge just yet.
The approval of two massive bureaucratic bodies is just the start of the process in Euro-land; the draft law still needs the approval of the EU Council of Ministers.
And three months seems to have been viewed in hindsight as needlessly hasty, so the Council has been given nine months to find its rubber stamp.
“European citizens have been waiting for these new rules, which represent a step towards a common digital market,” said Jean-Marie Cavada, described as a Rapporteur in the announcement.
“The news rules increase mobility and successfully offer portability to users of European online content, without affecting copyright.”