Spain to force streaming platforms to use regional languages, Catalan party says


MADRID, Nov 23 (Reuters) – The Spanish authorities will cross a brand new 5% tax on audiovisual manufacturing and force streaming platforms, similar to Netflix, to air exhibits in regional languages, Catalonia’s separatist party Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) mentioned on Tuesday.

The measures are available change for ERC’s vital assist for the leftist coalition authorities’s 2022 funds invoice.

They will embody an obligation that 6% of the streaming platforms’ content material is in Spain’s co-official languages: Catalan, Galician or Basque, ERC’s lawmaker Gabriel Rufian informed reporters, with out specifying if that might require authentic content material or just dubbed or subtitled.

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Reporting by Joan Faus and Inti Landauro, enhancing by Andrei Khalip

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