According to the General Online Safety Strategy and the Media Regulation Bill, the European Union requires at least 30% of the content of video services diffusion comes from Europe.
This could be a real challenge for Apple. Of the 42 films and TV series available, only two come from Europe: the British comedy Trying and the series Ted lasso, which is registered in the UK.
Apple TV + would not be the only service of this type affected, but there is no doubt that everything indicates that it will be a little difficult to meet this requirement. According to MacRumors
It is not clear whether these two UK production series can be considered part of that 30% of European content now that the UK is leaving the European Union.
For Netflix, it should be easier to meet these requirements. In recent years, Netflix has invested heavily in European films and series.
The easiest way to achieve this desired percentage would be to get hold of movies and series already shot in Europe, but that would contradict what Apple has been saying all along, that it wants to invest in original productions.
Original article published in MacWorld Sweden.