The Dutch government wanted to adapt the law, which gave cable councils a vote in the composition of radio and TV packages. This law no longer suited the digital age. At the same time, however, consumer protection was still needed. For this reason, the Ministry of Education, Cultural Affairs and Science commissioned the mapping out of the developments in the market for audiovisual distribution. I have carried out this research, in cooperation with TNO co-workers and the Institute for Information Law (IVIR). The study discussed the increasing supply of broadcasters and pay TV, distributors and Internet companies such as Netflix and Youtube. The researchers also analyzed the benefits and disadvantages of different policy options, entrance regulation, consumer protection and net neutrality among them. Based on the study, the government has been able to make a well-founded proposal for the future-proof protection of a varied audiovisual supply.
Look here for the results of the study:
Audiovisuele mediadistributie – Bottlenecks & Beleid
and here for a publication on net neutrality that responds to the study: