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ZDF calls out German regulator on broadcaster-bred OTT projects

The first half of 2018 was a period in which European broadcasters decided to fight back. Here at Faultline Online Reporter, we have been openly critical concerning the various anti-Netflix initiatives announced across the continent’s major economies in recent months, now ZDF has decided to approach the situation in a rather efficient German manner – by asking the Federal Cartel Office if conditions for a joint OTT platform have somehow changed. ZDF’s call for clarity implies a zero-tolerance strategy in terms of potential stumbling blocks in executing a successful OTT project – and the broadcaster certainly doesn’t plan on allowing regulators to get in its way as the Federal Office has historically. It was ZDF’s General Director Dr Thomas Bellut,…

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