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National TV channels in Italy have been ordered to show at least one homegrown movie or TV series a week in prime time viewing hours between 6pm to 11pm, or two a week in the case of government-owned broadcaster RAI. Broadcasters have until 2018 to make schedule changes, or face being fined up to €5 million ($5.9 million) by communications watchdog Agcom. SVoD services including Netflix and Amazon will also have to make investment obligations as part of the ruling, which must still receive approval from further parliamentary committees after getting the go ahead from the Council of Ministers. The order, imposed by the Italian government, will be fully implemented by 2020, when it aims for at least 60% of…

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