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Connected TV - legal implications in Germany and the UK

01/02/2014

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Germany, United Kingdom

Modern TV isn’t just TV – it’s “connected”. Today, devices are not only capable of displaying linear, over-the-air programmes.

Modern TV isn’t just TV - it's "connected". Today, devices are not only capable of displaying linear, over-the-air programmes. They provide access to digital VOD and streaming services, offer features such as Electronic
Programme Guides (EPGs), personal video recorders, gaming, social networking, app stores and, last but not least, access to the internet. This fundamental change affects not only the way we use our TVs - it also means that device manufacturers as well as content and service providers
face new regulatory challenges. Services and features in a Connected TV setting may - and often do - touch regulatory issues in various fields such as broadcasting regulation, copyright, data protection, or the protection of minors. In this document, we provide an overview of the most common
features of Connected TV, the effects of today’s regulation, and the key elements of future regulation - both for the UK and Germany.

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