European Union Agrees Sports Subscriptions Deal

February 9, 2017

European Union negotiators have reached a deal that will allow Europeans to view their online sports-media subscriptions when they travel to other member states.

Viewers will also be able to access their online subscriptions to film, e-book, video-game and music services, according to the agreement brokered by the European Parliament, member states and the European Commission.

The rules, in relation to the EU’s Digital Single Market strategy, must now be confirmed by the Council of the EU and the European Parliament.

The proposed start date of the beginning of next year will give providers and rights-holders a nine-month period “to prepare for the application of the new rules,” the Commission added.