The Commission held a public consultation from 24 August until 16 November 2015 as part of the review of the Satellite and Cable Directive (Directive 93/83/EEC of 27 September 1993 on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and rights related to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission).

The consultation collected feedback firstly for the evaluation process in order to assess the current rules, and, secondly, to seek views on a possible extension of some of the principles of the Directive in light of market and technological developments, with the objective of contributing to the Digital Single Market Strategy.

The Commission will take account of the results of the public consultation in its work related to enhancing cross-border distribution of television and radio programmes online, and to ensuring wider access to content. This is part of the ongoing work on the modernisation of the EU copyright rules.

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