Dhe Switzerland is about to introduce an investment obligation for Netflix and different streaming companies. In a referendum on Sunday, round 58 % of the Swiss voted in favor of overseas streaming platforms and TV stations having to spend 4 % of their gross sales on Swiss movies and sequence. This might imply that the identical necessities would apply to them sooner or later as to personal home suppliers. As well as, the streaming companies will need to have no less than 30 % European productions of their program.
With the choice, Switzerland would observe developments in giant components of Europe. In Germany, streaming companies have to surrender 2.5 % of gross sales. In accordance with the Swiss authorities, supporting the movie trade is especially essential as a result of the market within the quadrilingual nation is small.
In accordance with estimates, companies comparable to Netflix, Disney or Amazon generate greater than 300 million Swiss francs per 12 months in Switzerland. With the change within the regulation now within the room, an extra CHF 18 million ought to circulation into Swiss filmmaking yearly. Opponents of the venture worry shopper paternalism and better charges for streaming companies.
The Swiss additionally voted for the nation to contribute financially to the growth of the European Border and Coast Guard Company (Frontex), which protects the exterior borders of the Schengen international locations. Right here the settlement was 72 %. The annual contribution ought to thus enhance from the final 24 million francs to 61 million francs by 2027. In accordance with the federal government, if it had been rejected, Switzerland would have risked being excluded from the Schengen space, inside which there are not any systematic border controls.
The Swiss additionally accredited the transplantation regulation. Anybody who doesn’t object throughout their lifetime will routinely turn into a doable organ donor sooner or later.