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The website of a daily newspaper containing audiovisual material is not an audiovisual service within the meaning of EU law

The above opinion rendered yesterday Advocate General Maciej Szpunar in case C-347/14 New Media Online. Thus audiovisual material is not an on-demand audiovisual media service subject to a reporting obligation.

Advocate General stated that possible difficulties stemming from the need for the national regulatory authorities to estimate the character of the services, existing on the market, may not justify covering in practice all current audiovisual content on the internet by the Audiovisual Media Services Directive.

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