skip to main content
Close Icon We use cookies to improve your website experience.  To learn about our use of cookies and how you can manage your cookie settings, please see our Cookie Policy.  By continuing to use the website, you consent to our use of cookies.
Global Search Configuration


European Union (EU) negotiators have agreed on a series of new rules allowing citizens of member states to maintain access to online content services when they travel out of their home country around the EU.


  • The agreement marks the first related to the modernization of EU copyright rules as proposed by the European Commission as part of its Digital Single Market strategy announced in May 2015. The next step will see the agreement formally confirmed by the Council of the EU and the European Parliament.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the implications of digital content services removing geoblocking.
  • Discusses the downsides to the new regulation.

Key questions answered

  • Why has the European Commission decided to do away with geoblocking online content?
  • Which content sectors will be affected most by the regulation?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • EU begins to dismantle cross-border content barriers
  • Portability details
  • Which services will be affected the most?


  • Author

Recommended Articles


Have any questions? Speak to a Specialist

Europe, Middle East & Africa team: +44 7771 980316

Asia-Pacific team: +61 (0)3 960 16700

US team: +1 212-652-5335

Email us at

You can also contact your named/allocated Client Services Executive using their direct dial.
PR enquiries - Email us at

Contact marketing -

Already an Ovum client? Login to the Knowledge Center now