New rules allowing EU citizens with subscriptions for online music, games, films and TV shows to access this content while traveling to another EU country have been welcomed by local MEP Daniel Dalton. Mr Dalton was one of the first MEPs to demand this issue be investigated and refreshed, “I always found it bizarre that consumers buying an online sports or entertainment package in the UK found themselves geo-blocked when they went on holiday."
Daniel added, “The new proposals will end this anomaly. Every study shows that accessing sport and services like Netflix is growing every month and the current laws were simply outdated. This is not just a victory for the consumer but a win for common sense.”
The new rules now need to be formally approved by the Legal Affairs Committee, Parliament as a whole and the Council.