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Netflix expected to pay up to EUR200 million a year to fund French film industry, Bachelot says

By Arezki Yaïche and Matthew Newman
  • 17 Dec 2020 08:05
  • 17 Dec 2020 11:43

Netflix is expected to pay up to 200 million euros a year as part of France's pending decree implementing the transposition of the EU broadcasting rules into the country's law, culture minister Roselyne Bachelot said today.

“The decree completing the transposition of the EU's audiovisual media services directive will be sent

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Matthew Newman

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Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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