Television with Frontiers: UK-Established Broadcasters after Brexit

Communications Law, 23(4), 2018, pp. 203-208.

9 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2018 Last revised: 13 Feb 2019

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Daithi Mac Sithigh

Queen's University Belfast - School of Law

Date Written: November 1, 2018

Abstract

In the Prime Minister’s ‘Mansion House speech’ of March 2018 on the future economic relationship between the UK and the European Union, the regulation of broadcasting was singled out as an area of special interest. Noting that ‘we cannot have exactly the same arrangements with the EU as we do now’, she called for creative options (including mutual recognition) to be explored, ‘recognising the enriching role that British broadcasters and programme makers play, not only in British - but more broadly in our common European - culture’. This is an important question, but one that does not have a straightforward answer. In this note, I summarise the current EU (and Council of Europe) dimension to the regulation of broadcasting, and the impact that the relevant instruments have had within the UK. I then review the various options available for the parties as they consider future arrangements.

Keywords: Audiovisual Media Services Directive, broadcasting, country of origin, European Union, media law, Brexit, United Kingdom

JEL Classification: K23

Suggested Citation

Mac Sithigh, Daithi, Television with Frontiers: UK-Established Broadcasters after Brexit (November 1, 2018). Communications Law, 23(4), 2018, pp. 203-208.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3292870

Daithi Mac Sithigh (Contact Author)

Queen's University Belfast - School of Law ( email )

School of Law
Belfast BT7 1NN, BT7 1NN
Ireland

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