Monday, January 25, 2021

UK TV streaming subscribers can now not entry reside sport when in EU | Tv & radio

UK prospects of TV streaming providers can now not watch reside sport, together with Premier League soccer, when visiting the remainder of Europe, following the top of the Brexit transition interval.

Clients of Sky, Amazon Prime and BT Sport have all misplaced entry to reside video games, whereas another programmes and channels may even now not be obtainable.

Till 31 December 2020, TV corporations had been required to provideBritish prospects with any content material obtainable within the UK in the event that they had been briefly in one other EEA member state, underneath the EU Portability Regulation.

That rule now not applies, which means viewers who journey will discover adjustments to what they’ll entry.

Sky prospects must obtain TV exhibits or movies earlier than they journey however received’t be capable to stream movies or exhibits, or watch reside sport.

The identical is true of Amazon Prime, the place Premier League soccer matches are actually solely obtainable to observe within the UK. Amazon stated prospects might nonetheless entry content material in its “watch overseas” class, and something that they had already bought.

BT TV and Sport prospects can now not use the apps or net gamers within the EU, together with all reside and catch-up providers.

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Netflix prospects can solely use their accounts to observe programmes and movies that the corporate is licensed to point out within the nation they’re visiting.

Ernest Doku, telecoms professional at comparability website Uswitch.com, stated Brexit had meant the “undesirable final result” of the customers shedding entry to providers because the UK left the digital single market.

“Streaming providers’ licensing agreements are offered by territory, so in case your vacation spot is just not lined, your favorite exhibits and movies is not going to be obtainable,” he stated.

“For some streaming providers like Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime most of their authentic output is out there wherever you might be on the planet, conversely, the entire content material on BritBox is inaccessible abroad.”

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