Europe agrees to end geoblocks on travelers’ digital subscriptions by 2018

By Aarthi Rayapura February 8, 2017

Excerpts from a piece by Natasha Lomas in TechCrunch

European consumers will be able to make use of digital subscriptions as they travel around the 28-Member State bloc in future, after EU negotiators agreed a deal on service portability.

The agreement is part of the European Commission’s Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy, which seeks to break down barriers to ecommerce across the region.

The new portability rules will change how EU consumers traveling within the region can consume digital content such as online subscriptions to films, sports events, e-books, video games and music services — enabling them to make full use of their digital subscriptions when they are traveling in the EU, rather than being geoblocked from accessing online services they pay for in their home country.

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