Apple under pressure: European film quota could mean ban for TV +

The market for video-on-demand services is primarily determined by US providers: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney + offer a wealth of productions – US series and films are disproportionately often found on streaming providers. There are also European alternatives such as realeyz and Sooner, but so far these only cover niches – and above all they want to inspire discerning cineastes with arthouse and indie productions. In order to draw more attention to European works, the EU has passed a directive that imposes a film quota on streaming services. Now the first member state has drawn up a corresponding draft law that could also put Apple in a mess.