Euro channels comply with Euro content rules
October 1, 2012 11.51 Europe/London By Robert Briel

Most of Europe’s TV channels are broadcasting more than the required 50% of European productions.

In its annual report on broadcasting, the European Commission said that on average the percentage of European productions was 63.8% in 2009 and 64.3% in 2010.

However, three countries fail to meet the European rules, Slovenia, the Republic of Ireland and the UK.

Locally produced content is still king, with only 8.1% of programmes on average made across a country’s border.

With regards to programming made by independent producers, the law requires at least 10% of all output to be from independent sources: on average, the precentage was 34% during the period 2009 – 2010.

The survey includes programmes broadcast on linear channels as well as on-demand services.