The Great British Turn-Off


Channel 4’s Great British Bake-Off

This afternoon

in an internal EU document seen by the Guardian, British television and film’s dominance in Europe has been described as a threat to the bloc’s  “cultural diversity”.

Via The Guardian:

…Under the EU’s audiovisual media services directive, a majority of airtime must be given to such European content on terrestrial television and it must make up at least 30% of the number of titles on video on demand (VOD) platforms such as Netflix and Amazon.

According to an EU document tabled with diplomats on 8 June, in the “aftermath of Brexit” it is believed the inclusion of UK content in such quotas has led to what has been described as a “disproportionate” amount of British programming on European television.

“The high availability of UK content in video on demand services, as well as the privileges granted by the qualification as European works, can result in a disproportionate presence of UK content with the European video on demand quota and hinder a larger variety of European works (including from smaller countries or less spoken languages),” a paper distributed among the member states reads.

EU prepares to cut amount of British TV and film shown post-Brexit (The Guardian)

DD writes:

Oh no! All those great programmes about baking and snobs between the Wars. This is Fair City’s big chance.


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5 thoughts on “The Great British Turn-Off

  1. Clampers Outside

    The amount of people I’ve met over the years who said BBC programming seen in their home country was how they learned such good English. This sounds like an EU kick at the Brits for the sake of it. Pathetic.

      1. Clampers Outside

        LOL! Maybe, but more often than not when I’d ask it was more of a BBC radio accent they’d developed. Rather posh :)

  2. Baz

    EU snarls again
    Ha! Euro technocrats think they can decide what their citizens will see.
    Paddy oblivious to their ways and means.

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