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Brexit Bans BBC?? (Read 302 times)
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Brexit Bans BBC??
Dec 23rd, 2018, 3:44pm
According to TVB Europe, here,

"David Justin, president of Amsterdam-based media advisory firm One Six International, said: "The BBC have a big problem. If it’s a hard Brexit, they would face a blackout in some countries."

A BBC spokesman said the organisation will keep the situation “under close review to ensure that we can continue to best serve our audiences in any changed regulatory environment.”"

Broadband TV News goes further, (quoting Bloomberg) here, " BBC looking for Dutch or Irish post-Brexit licences

The BBC needs European licences for its international channels including BBC World, BBC First, BBC Entertainment and BBC Earth in order to continue to have its channels distributed across Europe. In addition, three domestic BBC channels (BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four) are also being distributed by cable networks in The Netherlands and Belgium.

However, getting a broadcast licence in another country would require the BBC to have their head office (of the international operations), a significant part of their workforce (at least the people who are responsible for programming) and a satellite up-link in the country to qualify for a licence there."

So, is the BBC having to go 'Off-shore' to continue broadcasting?
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