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Broadcasting: EU Law

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL2558, tabled on 12 March 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of continued adherence in the UK to the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive.

Answered on

25 March 2020

Implementation of the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) is required as part of the United Kingdom’s Withdrawal Agreement. Under the terms of this agreement, the UK will implement EU law adopted while it was a Member State where the implementation date falls within the transition period. After the transition period, the transposed measures in the Directive will become retained EU law and continue to apply to citizens and companies in the UK. Furthermore, the government has made a statutory instrument, the Broadcasting (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, to correct deficiencies in broadcasting legislation as a result of leaving the EU and ensure that Ofcom continues to have effective oversight of broadcasting in the UK.