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Brexit: Will leaving EU impact on broadcasting?

(June 2016)

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BR
Brekkie
I agree - we may mock the supposedly petty legislation the EU has enacted but if they're not doing it someone else has to. We've basically voted to bring back in house all those annoying little jobs we'd outsourced 40 years ago.

P.S. A piece on the matter from the excellent TV Tonight;
http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2016/06/brexit-bad-for-tv-film-industry-in-uk.html
Last edited by Brekkie on 25 June 2016 8:01pm
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WH
Whataday Founding member
Ofcom is presumably due a massive overhaul soon following the recommendation that they should oversee the BBC.
HA
harshy Founding member
Will the British broadcasters not be part of the ebu then?
AG
AxG
Being a member of the EBU has nothing to do with the EU.
HA
harshy Founding member
Yeah you are right I checked the wiki there are tons of non European broadcasters attached to it.
DV
dvboy
It also doesn't necessarily mean the loss of funding for programmes if the broadcaster partners with one inside the EU for example Occupied got EU finding despite being produced in Norway by TV2, thanks to its partnership with Arte.
BR
Brekkie
Norway is part of the EEA though allowing free movement of trade and labour - basically having to comply with EU laws whilst having no say in them. Thats about the best Britain can probably hope for now.
MA
Markymark
Moving away from discussing the presentation of the referendum result just how will Britain leaving the EU impact on UK broadcasting.

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Lots more paperwork to go into EU countries with OB kit etc, customs carnets will have to be organised, as well as possibly work permits etc. A couple of colleagues were in Switzerland a month ago involved with TV coverage for the UFEA Europa Cup final, lots of paperwork involved, potentially a glimpse into the future.
MA
Markymark
Yeah you are right I checked the wiki there are tons of non European broadcasters attached to it.


Why would anyone think the EBU has anything to do with EU membership anyway, the EBU's HQ is outside the EU for starters !
HA
harshy Founding member
I thought ebu stood for European broadcasting Union and worked similar to the eu, if we are out of Europe, then we lose membership, I am sorry I got it wrong.
DV
DVB Cornwall
The EBU is wholly separate, and acts under the auspicies, and primarily in the European zone, of the International Telecommunications Union, a UN off shoot. No direct EU involvement.
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Markymark
I thought ebu stood for European broadcasting Union and worked similar to the eu, if we are out of Europe, then we lose membership, I am sorry I got it wrong.


The EBU predates the EEC/EU by almost twenty years, it's a totally independent institution
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