Brazil discusses on VOD and pay TV regulations between 2019 and 2020

Brazilian National Film Agency (Ancine) published on the Oficial Union Newspaper the regulatory agenda of strategic issues that will be reviewed between 2019 and 2020. According to the entity, the document is a result from an internal  agency’s areas and Brazilian society consulting process.

The document foresees to regulate VOD segment, where it will focus on  Regulatory Impact Analysis recommendations developed by Ancine. An analysis will also be done on pay TV regulation, with emphasis on the programming activities made by the Seac Law, and the administrative process for the application of sanctions for infractions committed in pay TV, cinematographic and phonographic video activities. Compulsory distribution channels regulation established by the Seac Law will also be analyzed, and so its accreditation,  administrative obligations development and their respective sanctions establishment.

Another topic to be discussed in the next two years will be the financing area. According to Ancine’s regulatory agenda, regulations and revisions will be made on  the approval and monitoring of development projects, together with economic rights management exploitation of audiovisual projects fomented with federal public resources; procedures related to the creation and operation of the the National Cinematographic Industry  Financing Found (Funcines) and of procedures related to the approval of indirect promotion projects; and the regulation of the electronic games segment with public and incentivized resources.

Ancine should also work on registration rules. Treatment of the registration regulation of audiovisual non-advertising work in the country; together with economic agents registration and the standard on  economic agents classification.