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Netflix to grow 2019 local content by a third in 2019 to stave off Amazon

Local content production and acquisition has become a major focus for the big sVoD players as regions around the world start to impose quotas on service providers of all types. As in some other areas such as data compliance with GDPR, the European Union (EU) has set the global tone with its directive approved by the European Parliament in October 2018 to require all video service providers including broadcasters, pay TV operators and social media firms like Facebook, as well as sVoD players, to include at least 30% of EU content within their output. This is due to come into force on September 19th 2020 and detail will not be provided until the end of 2019, so at present it…

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